You may remember when Lovato took aim at Swift (she never did so by name) for donating $250,000 towards Kesha’s legal fees. The move seemed to anger Lovato, who passionately began tweeting about “self-proclaimed feminists” who need “to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights.”
Many connected the dots, and thought that Lovato must have been slamming Swift for taking (in her opinion) the wrong approach to the situation. But does she regret doing so?
Not one bit. When asked about her comments during an interview with Refinery29, Lovato simply stated that she “got too passionate.”
“I get carried away on Twitter, and that’s what I said, and that’s that,” she added.
While Lovato realizes there’s nothing positive about feuds with other women, she also acknowledges that she’s not always going to get on with everyone.
“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,” she told the publication, adding, “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.”
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To many, that comment will translate into “I don’t get along with Taylor Swift” — and whether that’s what Lovato really means or not is unclear — and while I don’t expect Lovato to be invited to join Swift’s squad of gal pals anytime soon, I do, however, have respect for the fact that Lovato always stays true to what she believes in.
“I’m not going to stop saying what I believe in,” she explained. “I have no problem standing up for myself. Maybe I got it from growing up in Texas, but I never took shit from anybody. Now I know how to do it without pushing people away. You just don’t approach things with a F*** You mentality. Instead, it’s: This is the way I’m perceiving things. There’s nothing wrong with my beliefs or feelings. So let’s agree to disagree, or let’s just disagree.”