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Friday 18 October 2019

Demi Lovato: I am more than my weight after ‘fuller figure’ headline

The singer has been open about her struggles with eating disorders.

Demi Lovato (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Demi Lovato (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Demi Lovato has said she is “more than my weight” as she hit out at a US tabloid that wrote about her “fuller figure”.

Sharing a screenshot of the article on her Instagram story, she said: “Unlike the past I am not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my ‘fuller figure’.


“I’m angry that people think it’s okay to write headlines about people’s body shapes.

“Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder.

“I’m not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture.”


She added: “Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh. Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking.

“If you’re reading this: Don’t listen to negative diet culture talk. You are more than a number on a scale.

“And I am more than a headline about my body shape.”


She continued: “Now my fuller ass is going to sleep!!!

“Goodnight guys..I love you so much. Don’t forget to tell yourself how beautiful and worthy you are of a happy and healthy life.”


Lovato has been vocal in the past about her struggles with eating disorders and has hit out at a “fat-shaming” advert on Instagram, and said similar posts can be “absolutely harmful” to anyone suffering.

The singer recently said she was “grateful to be alive” after a suspected overdose in July last year.

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