“…and that’s why you can’t be in my friend club. I’m sorry, but I already have one non-skinny brunette and one half-Mexican former Disney child star. But if something opens up, I’ll, like, totally keep you in mind! I’m sure I have your number somewhere.”
Shortly after a judge denied Kesha’s request to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke back in February, Demi Lovato looked in Taylor Swift’s direction and released a series of not-so-subtle tweets wondering why certain “self-proclaimed feminists” weren’t saying anything about the situation. Taylor responded by cutting Kesha a check for $250,000 and praying that such a gesture would shut Demi up. It didn’t. She kept on talking about it. Well, three months later, Demi is still talking about it. Grab a folding chair and a bag of popcorn, because it’s time once again for Demi Lovato to take shots at Taylor Swift.
Demi came for Taylor during a recent interview with Refinery29. When asked how she felt seeing the #FreeKesha situation get temporarily sidelined by the news that Demi was dragging Taylor up and down the internet, she says:
“Listen, there’s nothing positive that comes from pitting women against each other. There are women that I don’t get along with, and that’s fine. My thing is, don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work. I have an immense amount of respect for women like Lena Dunham…or Beyoncé, who make amazing political statements through their work.”
“Oh shit, don’t drag me into this! My membership comes up for renewal this fall and I’m trying to lay low till then” said girl squad affiliate Lena Dunham. Really though, Beyonce? I guess Demi forgot about the time ultra-feminist Beyonce pitted herself against Becky.
As for whether or not Demi regrets coming for Taylor, yeah…not really.
“I’m not going to stop saying what I believe in. I have no problem standing up for myself. Maybe I got it from growing up in Texas, but I never took shit from anybody.”
Well, watch out, Demi, because Taylor also doesn’t take shit from anybody. Well, technically Taylor’s tolerance for shit only applies to whether or not someone is removing pennies from her pocket. But if her lawyers are able to prove that any of Demi’s words cost Taylor even 1/56th of a cent, she is so fucked.
Demi also got into the time before she was sober when she was better known for being a coked-up mess. Or as Demi describes her pre-sober self, “Just bitchy, a cunt.” Somewhere Taylor Swift is like “Hmmm, sounds like Pre-Sober Demi and Sober Demi have a lot in common.”
Here’s Demi doing the ~so artsy~ thing for Refinery29, as well as some of Demi at KIIS FM’s Wango Tango (which will always sound like the Dollar Liquor version of Cabo Wabo to me) last week.