Demi Lovato's Fans Tweet Death Threats To Kathy Griffin, So the Lovatics Are Lunatics
Lovatics, chill yo-selves! We know that you love your super-strong-peace-love-strength symbol of a pop star, but is violence ever the answer? C'mon. What would your favorite pop singer do? Demi Lovato stopped her fans from tweeting death threats to Kathy Griffin, after the ribald, no-holds-barred comedienne joked that Demi (misspelled as "Debbie") was the "biggest douche celebrity" when someone in a Twitter conversation asked her just exactly who that numero uno douche was.
Griffin had answered in the tweet, which has since been deleted, "Probably [Demi] Lovato." She also added, "Plus she should calm the f down bout Lady Gaga gettin barfed on." Though the conversation about Lovato's overly critical response to Gaga's SXSW performance has ongoing, the conversation about whether or not Lovato is a douche has not been. (Decision from over here: She's not a douche! She's a skyscraper!)
Lovato's Lovatics (which is odd name for a fan group, by the way. Has anyone pointed out that it sounds like "lunatic," which has a negative and aggressive connotation? Isn't Demi Lovato all about positivity with a capital P?) didn't take too well to this, and immediately started sending Griffin death threats. Griffin, not to be stultified by such a response, found the humor in it and immediately starting retweeting the threats, some of which included:
And this gem, requesting she commit "sue of side:"
You guys, that's not what Demi would do. The singer is famous for her "so strong she can overcome anything" image. She tattoos positive messages on her wrists, for crying out loud. We know that she deeply cares about her fans (she worries that watching someone vomit will make them think bulimia is sexy!), so we know that she wouldn't want them engaging in — let alone discussing — violence. She posted a tweet that (politely) requested that her fans shut the eff up with the nastiness:
I love you guys so much but y'all gotta chill with sending hate towards other people. Regardless of what they say or do.. The cruel things some of you are saying can really, REALLY hurt people. It's called cyber-bullying and somethings should NEVER be wished upon EVER. No matter WHAT. It makes me so sad to see how mean people can really be after all I've spoken out about anti-bullying. Be an example for other haters. I know my #Lovatics are better than that. I really appreciate you guys always having my back but this is going way too far. Please spread ✌️not hate....
Lovato, is, in fact, the ambassador of an anti-bullying campaign, so this pacifistic message comes from someone who really does not support such cyber cruelty. Still, interestingly enough, this is not the first time her Lovatics have gone haywire on Twitter. In fact, the Lovatic live up to their lunacy-connoting namesake: they love Lovato so much that they go nuts for her — they support her with unyielding vigor, but they vehemently jump to attack anyone who dare vilify their beloved Lovato. They even slammed their very own heroine when she didn't show up at the People's Choice Awards in January (despite her win) for failing to fulfill their wishes.
What we're dealing with here is a sort of twisted relationship. Fortunately, since they generally bow to whatever Lovato says, this request to put an end to their Twitter threats should hopefully put a ceasefire on the nastiness.
As for Griffin? She's made a comedy career out of being on the D List, so she's likely doing just fine. In fact, based on her retweets, it looks like she's getting a kick out of the free material.