Demi Lovato Really Hated Lady Gaga's Vomit Art Performance & Here's Why

There's art, there's ARTPOP, and then there's vomit-art-pop, and not everybody likes that (because, um, it's vomit). Demi Lovato has spoken out against Lady Gaga's use of vomit in her recent performance at SXSW, claiming that it glorified eating disorders. Lovato is pretty outspoken when it comes to overcoming personal trauma; moreover, she's all about self-love, and vomit does not equal self-love.*

(*For some. Vomit artists love vomit.)

ICYMI, Gaga's concert featured vomit painter Millie Brown sticking her finger down her throat and vomiting on the ARTPOP star's chect. Lovato, who has not been shy it when comes to speaking outwardly about her previous struggles with eating disorders, was offended, claiming that the 'art vomit' glorified eating disorders. She wrote a message all about it, which said the following:

Lovato is obviously deeply concerned for her young fans, many of whom (like Lovato herself), probably look to Gaga as a source of artistic inspiration. Fortunately, Lovato targeted this message at those younger fans who may have misinterpreted the performance art as a move to say make yourself throw up. Vomit art, weird as it may seem to some, is performance art, and part of being an artist is accepting that you will not agree with all forms of art (even though, vomit is...well, vomit-inducing, to say the least). To assume that Gaga herself was glorifying bulimia might be a bit off track, considering Gaga's Body Revolution encouraged an entire campaign of self-love and body acceptance. In fact, so much of Gaga's career has been about self-love.

However, Lovato obviously cares about her fans, and is aware that her audience is mostly comprised of young folk who may be like, "I want to try vomiting for the sake of art because somebody did it at Gaga's concert!" It's probably unlikely that a lot of her fans are going home and thinking that, but with celebrities' bodies constantly serving as the media's subjects, her concern makes sense.

But, as the end of Lovato's message says, she's all about love — love to her fans, love to Gaga, and that universal theme of self-love.