The "All About That Bass" singer has been making headlines for her chart-topping and super-catchy tune. Many people believe the song sends out a very positive message about body image. However, while Trainor is happy with her size and was trying to reiterate that during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, her comments were actually offensive.
Speaking about her weight in the past, Trainor told the outlet, "I did have this one boy come up to me, who, like, I loved him, I was so in love. And he told me, 'You'd be like real hot if you were 10 pounds lighter,'" she said. "I was like, 'Ugh, that's it! I am going to cry all day and not eat for the rest of the day.'"
Trainor went on to say that she could never have an eating disorder because she didn't have the "strength."
"I wasn't strong enough to have an eating disorder," she said. "I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that's not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, 'Ma, can you make me a sandwich? Like, immediately.'"
Lovato's recent tweets, in which she seems to take aim at Trainor's insensitive comments, remind the world that it's not fun to joke about a serious disease.
Referring to Trainor's comment that eating disorders take strength, the former Disney star explained that this couldn't be further from the truth because strength is when you are "able to overcome your demons."
Having an eating disorder doesn't show "strength." Strength is when are able to overcome your demons after being sick and tired for so long.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
There's a wide misconception that anorexia and/or bulimia is a choice and you often hear people say things like "why doesn't she just start— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
eating?" Or even "just stop throwing up." It's the ignorance and lack of education on mental illnesses that continues to but mental health— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
care on the back burner to congress even though this is an epidemic that is sweeping our nation, and causing more and more tragedy every day— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
Starving is not a "diet" and throwing up isn't something that only extremely thin men or women do. Eating disorders do not discriminate..— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
Neither does any other mental illness. These are deadly diseases that are taking lives daily. So please, let's be cautious of the words we— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
use when discussing ED's and other mental illnesses.. ✌️— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
Lovato ended her series of tweets by reminding fans that she was raising awareness, not hating.
Btw this isn't a rant, just a reminder for everyone out there who may not know the severity of these deadly diseases. No hate here— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 12, 2014
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