Demi Lovato is asking fans to stop commenting on their weight in a series of Instagram story posts.
The singer took posted two written posts on Sunday, May 23 about their struggle with people commenting about their weight.
"Idk who needs to hear this but complimenting someone on their weight loss can be as harmful as complimenting someone on their weight gain in regards to talking to someone in recovery from an eating disorder," they wrote. "If you don't know someone's history with food, please don't comment on their body. Because even if your intention is pure, it might leave that person awake at 2 AM overthinking that statement..."
While they noted that it does feel great sometimes to hear that, it's only great to the "loud a*s eating disorder voice inside my head that says, 'See, people like a thinner you' or 'if you eat less you'll lost even more weight.'"
"Moral of the story: I am more than the shell for my soul that is my body and everyday I fight to remind myself of that, so I'm asking you to please not remind me that that is all people see of me sometimes," they continued.
Demi didn't call out a particular post that had people commenting about their weight, but hopefully all of their followers understand that it's not okay.
If you or someone you know is struggling due to an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association, call (800) 931-2237. The hotline also has an online chat option.
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