Kathy Griffin was Out of Line When She Called Demi Lovato a Douche
Demi Lovato is in another celebrity feud, this time Demi Lovato is fighting with comedian Kathy Griffin. The subject matter remains the same: Lovato's negative response to Lady Gaga's music video featuring vomit painter Millie Brown throwing up green glittery liquid on Gaga. Griffin seems to take offense to what Lovato said, so when someone asked her on Twitter who the "biggest douche celebrity" was, Griffin answered, "Probably [Demi] Lovato. Plus she should calm the f down bout Lady Gaga gettin barfed on."
The tweet has since been removed (Griffin blames Lovato's fans for reporting it to Twitter), but Lovato must have seen it or been alerted to it because she sent out a response shortly after in the form of a photo. The shot featured herself sticking her tongue out while Griffin was in the background of the shot. "Only a 'douche' to people I can't stand," Lovato captioned the pic. She deleted it shortly after posting, but the Internet damage was done and its footprint forever visible. And good thing too, because while Lovato probably could have been more diplomatic in her response to Griffin, it's gross that she's getting labeled as a "douche" for standing up against what she thinks is pro-bulimic behavior.
Call Gaga's video what you want, but even "art" has a responsibility to the public, especially Lady Gaga's art because like it or not, she's a role model to millions. Lovato was completely on point when she called out Gaga's video saying:
"People emulate what they see celebrities do or let happen. And that’s why I had to say something ... to let the people who don’t understand the art in it, that bulimia isn’t cool, and it won’t get you on stage with your favorite artist. I can’t NOT say anything because I stand up for what I believe in and speak out about mental illnesses."
Later Lady Gaga responded to the claims saying that she was absolutely not glorifying eating disorders and takes them very seriously. "I am very supportive of Demi’s struggle and her recovery as well as the recovery of anyone who is suffering from that," Gaga said. "But this performance had absolutely nothing to do with any eating disorder, and we never intended for it to be taken that way."
Lovato and Gaga had been pretty civil about the whole thing until Griffin decided to throw herself in the middle in a really rude way. So whichever side you take in the Lovato/Gaga discussion, I think everyone can agree that it's best if the case is argued thoughtfully and between those who have something to do with it, rather than Griffin who just seems to be tastelessly inserting herself into a serious debate for the hell of it.