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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Demi Lovato Hates Her White Skin

Demi Lovato says she’s ashamed that she’s benefited from “privilege” while working in the entertainment industry.

In an open letter she wrote, the singer said she hated sharing “the same skin color as the people accused of committing heinous crimes” against black people in recent months.

Demi also wrote, “At first, I was self-conscious about speaking out about these issues because I didn’t want anyone to feel like it wasn’t genuine. I also felt like I wanted to call every person of color that I knew and apologize, which I know isn’t the right thing to do either. Like a lot of people. I didn’t know what to do. All I knew was that I hated that I shared the same skin color as the people accused of committing heinous crimes against Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many, many other Black lives.” 

Demi went on to say that she was unable to demonstrate with Black Lives Matter protesters in recent months due to health issues that have put her in the “at risk” category for COVID-19.

She said, "So here I am, sitting in a home that I was able to afford with the money that I have from singing, while people of color are fearing for their lives every day. I realized this was a lightning bolt jolting through my body, where I was reminded of my privilege.”

Demi also said the reason for her money, success, a roof over her head is because of the inspiration Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston gave her. She said,“I continue to be constantly inspired by people of color today.” 

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