Thursday, February 28, 2013

Demi Lovato: Not a Cunt, Not Yet a Bitch

Demi desperately trying to be Miley.
Ever since the advent of Tommy Time's Bitch and Cunt of the Week, I've struggled to determine which title was best suited for Disney darling Demi Lovato. Not matter how much time I spend assessing the situation, I reach only one conclusion: Demi doesn't belong in either category; rather, she exists, quite possibly alone, in an in-between state. This post will explain why.

The story of how Demi rose to fame is nothing special. After Hilary Duff showed Disney Channel they could turn mediocre-at-best child actors into mediocre-at-best singers, the company began looking for anyone they could turn into a million-dollar brand. Existing assets like Raven were immediately put on the fast track for (often ill-fated) music careers. New stars were introduced in music-oriented programing, like Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, so the transition from actress to pop star would be seamless.

Everything people hate about Disney Channel.
So when Demi found herself cast in Camp Rock in 2008, she was clearly just another lucky victim of the Disney machine. At first, she was harmless. Sure, Camp Rock would never be as good as High School Musical, and Demi had some fugly ass bangs. But she would never be as bad as Miley, who was starting to shred her kid-friendly image one scandalous photo at a time, right?

For a while, it seemed that way. Demi was fortunate enough to have gotten "in" with the Jonas Brothers. (For whatever reason, in a pre-Bieber world, the girlfriends of teen heartthrobs were embraced by the fans, not threatened.) She was also biffles with fellow Disney starlet and Miley antithesis Selena Gomez, a friendship that culminated in the television movie Princess Protection Program. (Yes, it was as bad as it sounds.) At this time, Demi was still no where near cool enough to be a bitch, but was by no means a cunt.

Then came the pictures. Demi got her first taste of scandal when the tabloids went nuts over red carpet photos of the young starlet with what looked like scars on her wrists. Don't get me wrong; self-harming tendencies are seriously sad and by no means make her a cunt. However, when she blamed the scars on candy bracelets, I was starting to get over it. If you're going to lie about it, let's make it a little more believable. Last time I checked, candy bracelets don't draw blood.

One of the few times the Golden Trio was ever together.
Not too long after, Demi and Selena had a falling out. While Demi was partying hard with her Camp Rock 2 costars, Selena was slowly gaining fame outside of the Mouse House through her friendship with Taylor Swift and alleged romance with Taylor Lautner. The two were no longer seeing eye to eye, and Demi was clearly on a downward spiral of self-harm and self-indulgence.

In 2010, she reached rock bottom when she pulled out of a joint concert tour with the Jonas Brothers and entered a rehab facility for undisclosed physical and emotional issues. As you all know, word soon got out that Demi was indeed cutting herself, and that she also suffered from an eating disorder. She was released four months later. She used her experiences for good and spoke out against the bullying that caused the majority of her pain, which is commendable. The media celebrated her recovery, as they should.

However, what people fail to remember is that Demi was not only getting treated for bulimia and cutting, but also for a cocaine addiction. In fact, the only reason she went to rehab is because her back-up dancer reported Demi's little drug habit to their tour manager. When Demi responded by punching the dancer in the face, her people decided it was high time she got some help. I'm glad Demi is turning her darkest days into something positive, but it always pissed me off that everything else was swept under the rug. She was a victim, for sure, but she also had some 'splaining to do. #IMeanAmIRightOrAmIRight

Since then, however, Demi has really pulled a 180. Is there anyone who wouldn't agree that "Give Your Heart a Break" is a jam? She also proved to be a sassy, passionate, and insightful judge on The X Factor, and even conceded on more than one occasion that fellow judge Britney Spears was her superior. Clearly, she got her shit together.

In conclusion, Demi has had a checkered past. Despite the fact that she could sing circles around Miley or Selena, I've always found her less interesting. And after her monumental personal problems, I'll admit I didn't like her that much at all. #RihannaSyndrome But she's made it really hard to hate her in the past year, and I've definitely become a fan. However, she still lacks the badassness required to be Bitch of the Week. Maybe in the future she'll find herself on that prestigious list. Until then, this will have to do.

9 comments:

Taylor Tanton said...

#TeamSelena

Madeleine Wills said...

what a poignant analysis of her life's successes and failures. bravo!

MKlass said...

The title makes this whole post. Good on you.

Anonymous said...

Selena helped demi get on Disney. Demi was never bullied, she was the bully but she won't tell you that. She just used her rehab story to get more famous and now she's using the X factor. No one still knows who she is...

Anna said...

You have no clue how right you are! She in FACT was a bully and STILL is. That's why she had to make up this false story that she was bullied at school when she was in fact not. She was the bully and THAT'S why everyone hated her as she herself said. She is desperate for fame, no matter how she gets it. Now have you ever asked yourself the question why she REALLY went to "rehab"? It is because of the fact that SHE punched a girl who wanted to help her because she was doing drugs. So to cover up the story that she had physically assaulted a girl, she covered it up with the forget-about-the-girl-I-Punched-and-feel-sorry-for-me "bully story". What a hypocrite being so selfish trying to make the person who tried to help her, look bad for her own non existant fake ass image. I mean look at Demi and her personality on the X factor. Does she really look like a person who has been bullied? She was the one who started being totally bratty and disrespectful towards Simon, the person who basically is her boss. She just loves being on the X Factor to bully and laugh at other people. That's why she was so attracted to the bully wannabe singer Cece Frey and kissed her ass while being her mentor last season and later turning Cece into an even bigger beast. She has been representing all of these ANTI-BULLY organisations when she really should be representing I'M-A-BULLY organisation. Demi LoFATO is nothing but a fake in my honest opinion. She is not as sweet OR innocent as she pretends to be... Remember, she is not only a "singer" but she is also an ACTOR. Don't be fooled by the fool.

Anonymous said...

I AM SUPPORTING WHATEVER ANNA'S SAYING.
I believe that the whole world is seriously blinded by the lies that demi lavato makes and the curtain that hides all her inner evilness. She acts like a victim of bully and a person who needs emotional help just to enchant people and gain fame and fans. It's disgusting to see people fall for her acting and became fans of her. She's a big fat bully last time and even now. The way she acts in xfactor is a prime example of how big a bully she really is. She treats everyone like crap and thinks that she's the BIG BAWS of xfactor by eliminating talented
people and saving those that are on her team. I am not a hater of demi lavato or her songs or her fans. I just want her to stop being so horrible and mean to everyone and treats people like dirt. Her songs are beautiful but can only be truly beautiful if the songs are relatable and sang from the heart not the ass.

Anonymous said...

I want to start by saying that I really like the show XFactot but I can't watch it anymore! I understand constructive criticism but Demi is a straight up Bitch!! She's rude to Simon, her fellow judges, the contestants and Mario (on the last show) She is the reason I will not be watching the XFactor anymore or whatever she chooses to appear on or be!!

Anna said...

Good to hear that y'all agree 'cause it is about time people knew about the fake two faced personality of the bully.
And don't hold back if you hate her because she brought it on herself. Stay Strong? More like Stay Fat. And Hug A Bully Day? REALLY? No Demi you don't deserve a hug after all of your stanky behavior towards innocent girls and guys you abused and disrespected just because of your cold heart.
LoFATSO has never relied on her overly dramatic music to get noticed, she relies on her worn out bully stories, "Anti-Bully" organizations, X Factor and now a book? (which she has not written by the way.) You see a girl like Demi does not like to use her brain, which means she does not like to think, which means she has no imagination whatsoever, so instead of going through all the trouble into actually writing a book, she decides to steal motivational quotes from other celebrities and has someone elaborate on them and pretends that this is a book she can call her own, when it is actually just lazy bully behavior. It's hilarious to see how desperate she is to get noticed. Not even the homeless are that desperate.
LoFATSO claims that she is an ambassador for the "anti-bully" organization Mean Stinks and there she pledged not to bully anyone. Just a question, if you tell the world that you were bullied why...just why would you pledge not to bully anyone? Busted ass LoFATSO. Not even ignorant people are that dumb. She also bullies the people she claims to love like her little sister. She forced her to use curse words at a young age. Rolemodel WHO? I could talk about the fakeness of LoWEIRDO all day long but I got to go eat my delicious ice cream because unlike Demz I don't get fat out of milk.

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