American Singer Demi Lovato, who came out as non-binary last week and now uses they/them pronouns, is known for being vocal on issues concerning eating disorders and its awareness on numerous occasions.
Be it depression, bullying, or substance abuse Lovato has always discussed these struggles on a platform and spread social awareness.
This time the uber-talented singer took to their Instagram account and wrote on how commenting on people’s bodies can affect people’s mental health. Complimenting someone on their weight loss can be just as harmful as complimenting someone on their weight gain, they said.
They wrote, “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 further added, “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…Does it feel great? Yeah, sometimes. 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.”
“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 every day 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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In Simply Complicated, Lovato’s latest YouTube documentary, the singer opens up about her struggles with eating disorders early this year. They discuss how food is still the biggest challenge of their life. They also share about the relapse after her recent breakup. In the documentary Demi traced their issues with eating back to childhood, noting that they first began bingeing at eight years old.
Demi Lovato coming out as non-binary
Previously, Demi came out as a non-binary and shared her news with her followers and said, “I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you.”
“Over the past year and a half, I have been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work, I have had the revelation that I identify as non-binary.
“With that said, I will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering.”
Demi further continued,”I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me.
“I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths & know I am sending so much love your way xox.”
After the announcement, the 28-year-old singer garnered a major outpour of love and support from the internet.