Demi Lovato has a rather tumultuous relationship with social media — you might recall the backlash she received when her mom made a joke about Zika, or her attempt at election humor that backfired in a major way. Things got so bad at one point, she even left the social media scene.
It now appears that she’s inadvertently gotten herself mixed up in another potential “oops” over some genetics test results she shared with her fans.
Things started out normally enough, with Lovato excitedly sharing the news that she’s not only Spanish with Native American, but also Scandinavian, Irish, and British. Okay, fine, right?
Things got a little hairier, however, when she chose to separate the last race that showed up on her test results, Tweeting, “And I’m 1% African!”
One fan (whose Tweets are now protected) tried to help her out, simply writing, “Delete this,” but Lovato wasn’t having it.
Prior to protecting his Tweets, we read his response, which said that taken out of context, the Tweet could come off as insensitive, and asking her to direct message him if she’d like further explanation.
Now, the internet is divisively torn, with some backing the pop star and others taking offense to her words.
In the end, though she didn’t delete the Tweet as her fan suggested, Lovato at least apologized for any offense she might have caused, saying that she understood and respected other viewpoints.
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