If you had to describe Israel in two words, what comes to mind? Blood-thirsty? Murderous? Scary? Those seem more accurate than "magical" and "spiritual," right? Not according to Demi Lovato, who was paid thousands and thousands of dollars in exchange for a couple of posts on Instagram to help boost levels of tourism for the "country."
After receiving tons of backlash from fans and friends alike, Lovato decided that she would clap-back at the people offering to educate her on the issue. However, instead of receiving the advice with welcoming arms, she proceeded to send abuse to her fans. Yikes. And double yikes. Even her apology was half-hearted and riddled with ignorance.
Get a grip, Demi.
Keep scrolling for all the details around this very controversial story.
Demi Lovato has recently become one of the most hated people on the internet right now...
Lovato has hit the headlines for her trip to Israel in which she described the visit as "magical."
So, why is she facing so much backlash?
How did it all begin?
via: Getty ImagesWell, the history behind this issue stems all the way back the persecution of the Jews in Europe, who fled the continent and decided they wanted to establish a national homeland. And, unfortunately, they picked the Arab-owned land to settle. Obviously, that didn't sit well with the Arabs, but due to the influx of people fleeing there, they outnumbered the population already residing.
Then, with the help of foreign bodies, they received enough funding to try to eradicate the residents.
via: Getty ImagesBy ethnically cleansing the mainly Muslim population, the Israelis have managed to occupy a lot of Palestinian land. This wipe-out continues today, with the loss of many innocent lives in Palestine and surrounding nations in a bid to completely eradicate the Muslims from the area.
Now, do you understand why people were mad?
via: Getty ImagesIf you still don't, I'd advise you to do some research into the matter. There's no way that, in this day and age, that you can be completely clueless about the genocides going on all around the world, from the Palestinians, the Syrians, the Yemenis, and the Uighurs. Just say it with your chest: You don't care enough to be informed on the matter.
That's precisely the reason why people are attacking Demi...
This is the first post that Lovato posted onto her Instagram.
"There is something absolutely magical about Israel."
She then continues, saying:
Her second post paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust.
The equivalent of this issue would be white people becoming slaves for black people as a form of "revenge" for slavery.
via: Getty ImagesIt's just not acceptable. Though people would have more outrage against that issue as opposed to his one because they feel like it doesn't concern them. Selfish thinking doesn't help anyone.
Her third post consisted of this:
Instead of being educated about the issue... she did this.
Scooter Braun sabotaging his own clients 🤡 episode 103 ft Demi Lovato https://t.co/v10iUXvvgH— emma did it (@emma did it)1570121199.0
The worst part is that, when her fans tried to educate her, she was outraged.
demi lovato stop being rude to your own fans challenge https://t.co/Ya3mMR3FbO— emily🖤 (@emily🖤)1570138513.0
She even went as far as sending voice notes to fans using some explicit language.
okay but if camila or shawn treated me the way demi lovato treats her fans, i would probably never stop crying. ima… https://t.co/TTDUtCuj07— lucrezia (@lucrezia)1570122098.0
After receiving so much backlash for her actions, she issued a half-hearted apology.She said that she didn't mean to offend anyone and that she loves all of her fans. That's not the impression you gave yesterday, Lovato. Don't change your tune just because you lost a massive portion of your fanbase. From now on, Demi Lovato, you shall remain canceled until further notice.
She also wrote this:"No one told me there would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone." Firstly, it's your job to educate yourself on world issues. Wouldn't it be easy for everyone if we were all fed the right kind of information, Demi? Secondly, your fans let you know that you had offended them. You proceeded to degrade them and shout at them over voice messages. Messy.
Even celebrities such as Zara Larsson called her out.
"i cant chose sides in politics" yes you can, you just dont care which automatically makes you a part of the oppres… https://t.co/GN53Oz7XSa— Zara Larsson (@Zara Larsson)1570150888.0