It’s definitely an understatement to say that peeps are in a state of shock after last night’s presidential vote, and while we try to adjust to our new political sitch, Demi Lovato — who tends to temporarily quit social media in part due to the backlash over her controversial comments — is apologizing (something she’s been doing a lot lately) for her Election Day joke that ended up being an epic #fail.
Taking to Twitter, Demi made a bold joke, playing on Donald Trump’s infamous, offensive “pu$$y” comment. It… wasn’t well received. Fans and foes both pointed out that sexual assault is nothing to joke about, especially when we’re talking about the (now) future president.
As all social media-savvy peeps know well, tweets can be deleted in a split second (though it took Demi a few hours to realize this message wasn’t going over well at all), but screenshots last forever.
Demi has since apologized (natch), but like most situations like this, it’s kinda too little, too late. Plenty of folks were less than pleased with the comment, though others were willing to let it roll, saying, “people will always be offended no matter what, keep slaying <3.”
Note: When the sitch is this serious, perhaps it’s best not to make risky jokes. That is, unless you’re into the inevitable backlash.
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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)