Demi Lovato Hit Back at Backlash Over Anti-Trump Comments in Song | 22 Words

Demi Lovato is back with new music.

But her latest video has landed her in some hot water...


Demi Lovato has released new music.

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"Commander in Chief" dropped yesterday and has caused plenty of controversy ...

The track sees her touch on pretty hard-hitting topics.

And many are reading her lyrics as an attack on President Trump.

"Were you ever taught when you were young / If you mess with things selfishly, they’re bound to come undone?" she begins.

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"Commander in Chief, honestly / If I did the things you do, I couldn't sleep." And it's safe to say, many aren't happy...

Although many of us also know her from Disney channel...

Lovato was the star of  Sonny with a Chance, which debuted in 2009. And who can forget Camp Rock?

Lovato has been open about her struggles with mental health...

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And is often praised for her candid and honest approach to the topic.

Lovato also has a history of substance abuse.

And it was later revealed that she also suffered from bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, and self-harm.

Lovato opened up about her mental health for the first time in this infamous interview 7 years ago.

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While being interviewed on GMA, the star was candid and honest about her mental health struggles. This interview marked the first time the singer opened up about what had been going on behind closed doors.

This is not the only time that Lovato has shared her battle with self-love, recovery, and her eating disorder.

In 2017, Lovato released the YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated.  The film followed her life and she spoke very candidly about her past drug addiction, battle with her weight, and taking control of her life.

Lovato had previously been sober for nearly 6 years, though her battle with an eating disorder is ongoing.

"Food is still the biggest challenge in my life," she said in the film, after she admitted to recently relapsing and purging. The star has admitted that her "destructive behavior" stems from her eating disorder.

Her vulnerability and honesty are perhaps why fans feel so connected to Lovato.

Anyone who has ever gone through darkness in their life can relate to Lovato's own journey.

Lovato explained that it's hard for her to not constantly think about her eating disorder.

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"I don’t want to give it the power that it controls my every thought, but it’s something that I’m constantly thinking about," she said.

She continued:

"Body image, what I wish I could be eating, what I wish I could be eating next, what I wish I didn’t eat, you know it’s just constant."

Lovato spoke about how she's envious of people who don't deal with thoughts like these.

"I get envious towards people who don’t struggle with an eating disorder because I think my life would be so much easier."

Lovato explains that her toxic relationship with food started when she was a little girl.

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In the documentary, Lovato says: "The food came first, when I was 8 years old and my little sister was born, a lot of the attention was taken off me and onto my little sister."

Emotional eating is common, and if not addressed can lead to unhealthy and dangerous habits.

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Lovato explained that food often acted as a sort of "medicine" for her. "I had started working at that time and was under a lot of stress so I would bake cookies for my family, and I would eat all of them and nobody would have any to eat. That was my first memory of food being that medicine for me."

Her struggle with food often comes at highly emotional times in her life.

"When I was in a relationship, I went three years without purging and when we broke up that’s one of the first things I did," she says in the film.

She continued:

"The less I have to think about food, the easier it is to go about having a normal life and I don’t want to let anybody down so when I do have moments when I slip up, I feel very ashamed. What started the relapse was missing Wilmer. And when I feel lonely my heart feels hungry and I end up binging."

Even though she continues to struggle with it, Lovato is one strong human being.

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It takes true bravery to be honest with the world, and Lovato continues to do so through her personal posts on social media.

But in 2018, the singer had a relapse...

On July 24, 2018, the singer was rushed to the hospital for a suspected overdose. TMZ reported that she was found unconscious and was revived with Narcan, a medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose.

After spending time in a treatment facility, the singer addressed her relapse on Instagram...

"The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side," she wrote. "I will keep fighting."

Over the past year, she has remained relatively out of the spotlight.

But she has continued to keep fans in the loop via her Instagram.

Despite all that she has experienced, it's put her in the position to give advice to those younger than her.

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Particularly her younger self.

But now Lovato is experimenting with a different style of song.

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"Commander in Chief" dropped yesterday and was a scathing attack on Trump.

Many complained about Lovato's venture into politics.

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But she struck back.

She's refusing to back down.

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Claiming this is more important than just music.

And one thing's for sure.

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People are loving her response!
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