Pop singer Demi Lovato has come out publicly on Twitter in open support of feminist movement. While some people think the word “feminist” to be a filthy word, Lovato and other famous pop idols like Camila Cabello have been clearing up its true significance as an ideology in support of equal rights.
Demi Lovato was pulled into the discourse with the commencement of the trending hashtag #FeministsAreUgly, used by internet trolls and anti-feminists on Twitter to perpetuate the negative stereotypes of radical man-hating feminists.
In response, many women, including Lovato, attempted to counteract the #FeministsAreUgly hashtag. While lots of female users on Twitter used the hashtag to post beautiful selfies to promote positive body image and self-esteem and counteract the negativity, Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello took it a step further in support of feminism.
Demi Lovato first publicized her feminist views by retweeting something Cabello posted:
“… the fact that #FeministsAreUgly trended is atrocious, ignorance kills any chance that humanity has at improving itself.”
Lovato apparently didn’t think this was enough to get the point across of what feminism truly means. Shortly after the retweet, Lovato posted a quote from another famous musician, Kate Nash from the U.K., and a more modern definition of feminism:
“Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a ‘b****’ or a ‘d***,’ it means you believe in equality.”