Demi Lovato recently took to social media calling out criticism directed towards her partner Max Ehrich. In reference to a couple of fake viral screenshots of rude tweets made by Ehrich, back in 2015.
On Sunday night, the “OK Not to Be OK” singer took to her Instagram Stories with a statement, saying it’s “really sad” when those on the internet “put women against each other.”
Although the songstress didn’t name anyone in particular, her statement came after fans on Twitter were circulating these old screenshots and videos allegedly linked back to her new fiance Ehrich. Most of them were along the lines of him professing his deep love for Selena Gomez. Gushing over the pop-star and confessions stating that he wanted to marry the Icecream Singer.
One of Max’s fake tweets read, ‘Hahaha selena gomez and demi are cute together, but boy if you think demi is prettier…you’re WRONG!’
While another, which did not mention Lovato by name, seemingly proved that he favored Selena over Demi in terms of music, as well. ‘There’s a female singer that screams so much, that’s why my girl S is better than you know who,’ Max allegedly tweeted.
“Don’t y’all have more important s— to write about in 2020???”
Demi appeared to passionately challenge the validity of these “past tweets.” In fact, she even went as far as to advise ‘tabloids’ in writing about ‘more important sh*t.’
“It’s really sad when people FAKE images to put women against each other,” wrote the “I’m Ready” Singer. “If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU,” she emphasized. “Secondly, don’t y’all have more important s— to write about in 2020??? I challenge any tabloid that dares to type my name, to mention Breonna Taylor and the fact that her murderers still haven’t been arrested. WRITE ABOUT THAT.”
Demi is referring to the death of Breonna Taylor and other unarmed Black individuals like George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbrey whose deaths have drawn public attention. Igniting nationwide protests against police brutality, systemic racism and racial injustice.
Lovato goes on to urge her followers to focus on much more pressing issues. The singer even admitted that although people creating gossip about her is ‘hella rude,’ she ‘gets it’ because it is entertainment for many.
“But then I stop and think.. it’s hella rude but damn.. I get it. And I don’t wanna look at what’s really happening in the world either. But WE HAVE TO,” she wrote. “Yes, it’s easier to tear apart celebrities and their relationships because 2020 sucks and scares the s— out of us all but it’s only gonna stay terrifying until we address it all and WORK ON SOLUTIONS TOGETHER.”
“Put on your adult underpants and write about what actually matters”
Despite being upset about the whole situation, Lovato said that she had ‘compassion’ for those who may be attempting to ‘distract themselves’ by doctoring tweets and just to get a rise out of people.
She concluded her statement saying, “So while on one hand I understand and have compassion for those who are so horrified at the reality of 2020. That they gotta distract themselves with doctored images in order to not focus on how bad these times are. But on the other hand, if you aren’t 13 years old trying to grasp the reality of right now, put on your adult underpants and write about what actually matters. Please.”
Earlier this year, Lovato uncovered a prophetic tweet of Ehrich’s from back in 2011 in which he declared that she would be his ultimate Christmas gift. “All I wanted for Christmas was Demi Lovato. #cantalwaysgetwhatyouwant….” he tweeted at the time. Re-sharing the throwback post, Lovato wrote, “@maxehrich every Christmas? We love a little manifestation.”
“When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them”
Back on July 22, earlier this year, Ehrich popped the question with a stunning diamond ring during a romantic beach side proposal in Malibu. The newly engaged couple celebrated six months together just last week.
As for the strained relationship between Selena Gomez and Demi, that’s still a dicey subject. Especially after the “Sorry Not Sorry” Singer admitted that she was no longer close with Gomez. Who she knows since starring on Barney & Friends together as children in the mid-2000s.
In January, after Lovato’s moving Grammys performance on ‘Anyone,’ Gomez shared her love and support for Lovato on her Instagram Story. Writing, “I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspirational and DESERVED this moment was. Demi I’m so happy for you. Thank you for your courage and bravery,” said the “Lose You To Love me” Singer.
At the time, Lovato told the outlet, in reference to Gomez’s message, saying “When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so it felt …” she said before stopping herself, according to the magazine. “I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best.”