Demi Lovato Shuts Down Reporters Trying to Pin Down Her Sexuality

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Demi Lovato has a big message for all those reporters trying to get her to define her sexuality: mind your fucking business!

Ok, so she was a little more articulate than that, but that was basically the message. PrideSource raised the topic in an interview with the singer after recent pictures surfaced of Demi holding hands with a woman and the internet began speculating wildly whether she was bisexual or not. Here’s what she had to say:

“I love who I love and I feel like I look at everybody who is outspoken about who they are as an inspiration and that’s it.”

But that wasn’t all. She added,

“I just feel like everyone’s always looking for a headline and they always want their magazine or TV show or whatever to be the one to break what my sexuality is. I feel like it’s irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I’m passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite.”

That’s completely understandable! Demi has already shared so much of her life with the public, why does she need to share this one aspect. Not to mention that her life shouldn’t be used for as clickbait.

It actually reminds me of something Demi said recently, about her bipolar disorder. She told Elvis Duran,

“It’s something that I have, it’s not who I am.”

The same can be applied to her sexuality in the sense that it’s just one part of her, not her entire identity. And it certainly shouldn’t change how you feel about her or her music.

So will Demi ever share that part of her life? She actually hinted that she may talk a little more about it on her new YouTube documentary.

“Because if ever I want to talk about it, I want it to be on my own terms.”

Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.