Demi Lovato Apologizes For Prank Trivializing Sexual Assault

On the mend The Grammy-nominated singer showed off her black foot cast that is styled with perfectly placed studs

On the mend The Grammy-nominated singer showed off her black foot cast that is styled with perfectly placed studs

Demi Lovato is taking some heat over an answer she gave to a fan's question on Twitter recently about pranking her bodyguard, Max, in Las Vegas.

'So sorry if anyone was offended, ' she apologized minutes later. "Sexual assault is not a joke and it's not amusing". "She walked into his room without permission and grabbed him in his "area" and he freaked the f*** out hahahahaha".

After deleting the controversial tweet, Demi wrote: "I could tweet something about craving jelly beans and it would offend someone".

It appears that Lovato's followers didn't see the humour in the story, and the Twitter hordes were quick to blast her for essentially "sexually assaulting" her unsuspecting bodyguard. "That is sexual harassment on Demi's part and sexual assault on the other woman's part".

Even the bodyguard at the centre of Lovato's prank stepped up to defend her, tweeting: "Really!"

"Let me say it louder: ASSAULT IS ASSAULT!", said one Twitter user.


A fan came to her defense tweeting, "Baby...we know you and your story", and the "Cool For the Summer" responded: "That's just the thing... people DON'T know my full story". She encouraged fans to take note of the lyrics of her song, "Warrior", in order for them to "have more compassion" for her in the light of what she felt was a "simple" mistake on social media.

"I've got shame, I've got scarsThat I'll never showI'm a survivorIn more ways than you know".

After receiving backlash for a prank that may or may not have involved sexual assault, Demi Lovato revealed that she suffered sexual abuse in the past.

Lovato then asked fans to listen to a 2013 track from her Demi album, in which she talked about being a survivor of abuse when she was 7 years old.

Before the Q&A took a turn for the worse, she revealed that her next single is the "most heartbreaking song" she's released yet.

Perhaps Lovato will open up on her next album, as she's been teasing that new music is coming this month.

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