Former child celebrity turned popstar Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary on Twitter, says they are officially changing their pronouns to they/them.
“Today is the day!” Demi Lovato, American singer known for their songs “Anyone” and “I Love Me”, came out on Twitter today as a non-binary individual. The former child star opened up about her past trials and tribulations in a lengthy Twitter thread.
Demi Lovato was only 10-years-young when they first got their taste of fame. Lovato was a regular on a hit kid’s television show Barney and Friends with her co-star Selena Gomez. Sadly, child stardom came at a terrible price for Lovato.
In 2021, Lovato revealed they were r*ped at the young age of 15 when they were an actor on the Disney Channel by a co-star. The incident, they claim, contributed to their bulimia, self-harm and gender. Lovato said she reported the r*pe, but later confirmed the attacker “never got in trouble for it. They never got taken out of the movie they were in.”
“I was part of the Disney crowd that publicly said they were waiting until marriage [to have sex],” they continued of the pressure she was under. “Women are typically more oppressed than men, especially at 15 years old and especially as a little child star role model,” Lovato added.
Did Joe Jonas ruin Demi Lovato?
Although refusing to name names, Demi Lovato dropped hints that the attacker was their ex-boyfriend and former co-star Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. When Lovato was 15-years-old they starred in the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock along side all three Jonas brothers.
Lovato claimed the trauma from the 2007 assault caused her to overdose on opioids in 2018. In an interview with Tracy Smith of CBS News Lovato said, “The doctors told me that I had five to ten minutes, like, if no one had found me, then I wouldn’t be here.”
Despite being traumatised by men, Lovato continued to date guys throughout her career but she says she’s single and happy right now.
“Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity & chance to be who we want & wish to be. I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, & everything in between,” Lovato tweeted a few hours ago.
They continued: “Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras.”
Lovato comes out.
Demi Lovato revealed that they will be officially changing their gender, adding, “Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all- I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
Lovato says that this decision came after a lot of reflecting of their past assault and self healing while saying that she’s no expert on LGBTQIA+ matters despite winning a Vanguard Award in 2016 for their activism.
Wikipedia was quick to update Lovato’s page following their announcement on their gender and pronouns change. Honestly, their page is a bit of a word salad right now.
Demi Lovato hopes that their comments will inspire others to discover their true identity and gender, concluding her tweet with, “Please keep living in your truths & know I am sending so much love your way.”