Demi Lovato has released a statement on weight stigma and what might happen when you talk about someone’s weight loss to their face.
The 28-year-old entertainer, who came out as non-binary and now uses they/them pronouns, released a statement on their Instagram Story.
Click inside to see Demi Lovato’s statement…
“Idk who needs to hear this but complimenting someone on their weight loss can be as harmful as complimenting someone on their weight gain in regards to talking to someone in recovery from an eating disorder,” Demi wrote.
“If you don’t know someone’s history with food, please don’t comment on their body. Because even if your intention is pure, it might leave that person awake at 2 am overthinking that statement…” the star continued.
“Does it feel great? Yeah, sometimes,” they added. “But only to the loud ass eating disorder voice inside my head that says ‘See, people like a thinner you’ or ‘if you eat less you’ll lose even more weight.’ ”
Demi then wrote, “But it can also sometimes suck because then I start thinking ‘Well, damn. What’d they think of my body before?’ Moral of the story: I am more than the shell for my soul that is my body and everyday I fight to remind myself of that, so I’m asking you to please not remind me that that is all people see of me sometimes.”
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