Demi Lovato has sparked an online debate after sharing that she is adopting the pronouns she/her again.
When she appeared on the Spout podcast, she talked to Tamara Dhia and revealed that she is a fluid person. In the same interview, she shared the reason she changed her pronouns back to she/her instead of they/them. As per her, she was feeling more feminine lately which led to the change.
Demi stated that nobody is perfect and people do mess up their pronouns. She further added that it is all about respect. The songstress has now added her new pronouns on her social media account as well. Her bio now reads “they/them/she/her”.
The host then expressed that she does not understand the pronouns “they/them”. Demi explained that last year, she felt her energy was balanced in masculine and feminine. She further shared how when she walked into a bathroom and she read ‘women’ and ‘men’, she felt like there was no room for her.
Demi added that she didn’t necessarily feel like a woman or man. She shared that she merely felt human. The singer further added, “And that’s what they/them is about for me. It’s just about, like, feeling human at your core.”
She had changed her pronouns to “they/them” last May when she came out as non-binary. Just as the news went viral, many followers on Instagram and Twitter expressed their mixed reactions to this. A user pointed out how a Daily Mail article’s headline is misleading as they claimed Demi has “reverted” to she/her.
Many people appreciated Demi while the rest criticized her for being confused. They also accused her of seeking attention using an important cause. The singer had expressed in July 2021 that she is not offended when people misgender her.
Demi admitted in the post, “I accidentally misgender myself sometimes! It’s a huge transition to change the pronouns I’ve used for myself my entire life. It’s all about your intention. It’s important to me that you try, but if you make a mistake, it’s okay.”
Many users were bashing her for seeking attention with this move while they also blamed her music should not be good. Others empathized with Demi and shared how hurtful these comments are as it is okay to be unsure about your gender identity.