Demi Lovato has a mixed message that’s she sending to the 36.7 million people who follow her on Twitter and her 40.9 million followers on Instagram: Peace out … maybe?
“Bye Twitter,” she tweeted Monday (June 20). “And Insta.”
“I’m back,” she tweeted Tuesday (June 21) “And I’m coming back more honest than ever.”
The 23-year-old singer/actress has spent the last 24 hours or so raging against the popular social media platforms, admitting that she reads the comments below her posts — and that they are usually filled with hate-spewing trolls. So, she asks, why would such people even follow her in the first place?
“Why do people actually give a fuck what I say??” she tweets. “Like if you don’t care the(n) gtfo.”
To prove her point, Lovato cites an instance where she used social media to announce a new initiative to help others — and the tweet was still inundated with messages attacking Lovato. “That one time I started my own charity providing mental health care for people who can’t afford it and this is what y’all talk about,” she tweets.
Announcing her implied retirement from the platforms, Lovato encourages those who follow her to find more positive ways to fill their time. “People wonder what’s wrong with the world,” she says. “Pay more attention to good than bad.”
Some might wonder, however, whether Lovato is the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. Less than a week ago, she was on Instagram dissing Mariah Carey, commenting on a meme by implying that Ariana Grande is more talented than Carey.
So, should Demi’s fans start panicking that they’ll never again be able to keep up with her latest thoughts and emoji expressions? The “Cool for the Summer” singer says don’t worry — regardless of her Twitter/Instagram status, you can still find her on the increasingly-popular celeb social media platform that isn’t hindered by troll comebacks.
“I like Snapchat, cause I don’t have to see what some of y’all say,” she explains, tweeting a hand waving goodbye. “Follow me if you want.”