In Demi Lovato’s latest call-to-arms, the world-famous pop singer declared the rest of us should stop referring to extra-terrestrials as “aliens” because, of course, it’s offensive. Offensive to all those English-speaking lifeforms from outer space, presumably, who are known for their fragile sensibilities.
Part of the motivation in her plea to make society change to her liking seems to be from a forthcoming project she stars in called “Unidentified,” where she and a group of friends and family go in search of Martians, Leonard Nimoy-style.
Her galactic sleuthing brought the pop sensation to this conclusion:
“I really think that if there was anything out there that would want to do that to us, it would have happened by now. But, I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything.” Lovato adds, “That’s why I like to call them E.T.’s! So yeah, that’s a little tidbit. A little information that I learned.”
Whew! Mind blown.
It is not clear where she garnered the inspiration to take such a bold stance against such an offensive word. A loanword from the French “alien,” after the Latin “alienus,” the word has been in use in America since around 1920.
This isn’t Lovato’s first foray into absurdity.
In April, she started an Instagram fight with the Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop “The Bigg Chill” claiming she was “triggered” by signs advertising sugar-free products for purchase that she says were difficult for her to mentally process as a person with a previous eating disorder.
The company defended itself, which launched a protracted back and forth with Lovato who insisted she was being gaslit by the business.
“We are not diet vultures,” they added in a direct message to Lovato that she posted for her 102 million Instagram followers to see. “We cater to all of our customers needs for the past 36 years. We are sorry you found this offensive.”
In response, the Grammy nominee wrote, “You can carry things for other people while also caring for another percentage of your customers who struggle DAILY just to even step foot in your store.”
“Don’t make excuses, just do better,” she added.
At the time, “Real Housewives of New York City” star Leah McSweeney, defended the yogurt shop.
“Demi Lovato should be ashamed of herself for using her platform of 102 million people following her on Instagram to drag a frozen yogurt spot because she’s mad that they sell diet frozen yogurt and sugar-free options because that triggers her,” McSweeney, 38, on her Instagram account, according to Page Six.
In March, Lovato felt the world needed to know she had decided she was pansexual, which prompted a prominent Boston radio shock-jock to storm off the air when management told him he couldn’t make fun of her.
As far as Lovato’s latest demand, one wonders if iconic filmmaker Ridley Scott will change the title of his 1979 vaunted sci-fi horror classic, “Alien,” to something like, “Undocumented.”
Perhaps even with an amended tagline:
“In space, no one can hear Demi Lovato being offended.”
But what are the aliens thoughts on this?👽👽👽👽https://t.co/SWvFdHCaVV
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) October 12, 2021
for the ones that wants context this is what demi really said pic.twitter.com/QwFN0zkq4P
— starmie (@xtivato) October 11, 2021
they literally said nothing wrong.. pic.twitter.com/yuBd0WcO2a
— ʙʟᴜᴇ (@lovatoblue_) October 10, 2021
I want to hear it from the aliens.
— Donny’s Integrity (@denture_donald) October 11, 2021
Demi Lovato’s opinion on most things is irrelevant. This being one of those things.
— Andy Olson (@WedgeBodySurfer) October 12, 2021
statistically speaking, aliens should be everywhere, as there are literally millions of planets exactly like earth.
We just haven’t found them yet
— Aaron 🚀🇬🇧 (@phys_aaron) October 12, 2021
Why has anybody taken whatever she said seriously over the last year or two. Isn’t she the same one who made a comment calling diet food “triggering”?! 🤷🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
— Gio (@ThisGuyGio) October 11, 2021
Yup lol. Went to a froyo shop looking for conflict.
— Sophie 👻 (@og_sophasaurus) October 11, 2021
How about a foreign tourist being called an alien on a travel document in Thailand?! 🤣 👽 pic.twitter.com/N7KKr4oYXk
— Shannon Baker • shanylou (@shanyloublog) October 11, 2021
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