Shortly After Announcing They Would Be Using She/Her Pronouns Again, Demi Lovato Explained Why She Doesn't "Care" About The Public Response

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Demi Lovato reflected on the public reaction to her pronouns and nonbinary identity.

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The singer first came out as nonbinary in May 2021, sharing on Instagram, "I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward."

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Then, earlier this month, Demi revealed that she was using she/her alongside they/them pronouns, saying in an interview on the Spout podcast, "Recently, I've been feeling more feminine."

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When asked about the "Twitter overreaction" to Demi using she/her again in a recent NPR interview, she replied, "I don't care. I didn't even think that it was going to be a headline."

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"It doesn't surprise me, because there's a lot of people out there who have an opinion on everything I say and do. But I just don't read it. It's not important to me and there's so many ignorant people on the internet — you can't pay attention to them all."

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Demi was then asked about their song "Freak," which Demi said was inspired by coming out as nonbinary and using they/them pronouns. "That was one that I couldn't really escape from," they continued.

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Genius / Via genius.com

"I started seeing in my Instagram comments, people just being really hateful. I stopped paying attention to it, but it did affect me — and I wrote this song 'Freak' about it."

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"I was like, 'You already have this conception of me that I'm different and that I'm weird because I'm coming out as nonbinary, because I'm speaking my truth. This is who I am, and I'm going to own this — and I'm taking the power back from what you have to say about this,'" they said.

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Demi's new album, Holy FVCK, is out now.