Demi Lovato Plans Break From Music Following Fallout From Her Taylor Swift Comments

Never go up against the #squad. Ed Droste learned that lesson the hard way, and now Demi Lovato is learning it too. In past interviews, Demi Lovato has criticized Taylor Swift, saying things like “Don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work.” And in a new interview with Glamour, the young star expands on those comments, criticizing the homogeneity of Swift’s homies and her “Bad Blood” video.

“To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body,” Lovato says. “It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real…It’s not realistic. And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment. We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, Am I content with calling myself a feminist? Yes, because I speak out.”

Well, turns out Lovato was right: It did get her in trouble. Amid the predictable backlash from overzealous Swifties, she’s announced that she’s going to take a break from the spotlight for a while:

Stay cool for the summer, Demi.