Demi Lovato: “I’ve gained weight. Get over it.”

Demi Lovato recently took to Twitter to address some comments after the VMAs that she had gained weight recently. She wroteI’ve gained weight. Get over it. That’s what happens when you get out of treatment for AN EATING DISORDER.” Then she deleted that (after #DemiLovato became a trending topic) and added another tweet that didn’t sound as defensive. She wrote “Guess what, I’m healthy and happy, and if you’re hating on my weight you obviously aren’t. 🙂 #UNBROKEN” It must be frustrating to have people comment on your weight as a celebrity, but she could have ignored it. As it is, it sounded like it bothered her quite a bit. She told Seventeen in April that she doesn’t “let anyone’s insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me.” She’s admitted that she struggles with bulimia and with cutting.

She looks great figure-wise and to me the issue is that her dress was too short and revealing and that her makeup was overdone. Her tatas were pushed up and hanging out and that dress was just fug. She’s looked cuter recently at other events. (See below) There’s something really smug about her look at the VMAs, but sometimes she looks much happier and relaxed on the red carpet.

The issue for Demi may have been that her ex Joe Jonas was there that night and she could have been anxious about it. Before Demi had her rehab stint for emotional issues she was dating Joe Jonas and touring with him and his band. Then they broke up, Joe started dating Ashley Greene and Demi was still touring with Joe and the guys. Demi freaked out and punched a backup dancer for some slight last December and got pulled off the tour and sent to rehab. She’s admitted that she was out of line and that she had a nervous breakdown, but she doesn’t blame Joe for it or anything. She told Elle last month “I wouldn’t credit my meltdown to a guy. There was so much other stuff in my life.

If Demi was nervous about seeing Joe though she didn’t seem to show it. She posed for photos with him at the VMAs and as Just Jared points out that wasn’t the first time they’ve run into each other at an industry function recently. So she seems to be handling it all pretty well. Except when she feels the need to defend herself. I get it, but the best way to deal is to ignore it, if possible. When I grew up we didn’t have twitter or cell phones though. Now it’s all about the chatter while some of us are still playing by the old rules. Do they even still apply? Not if you’re looking for press coverage or twitter feedback I guess.

All these photos are from July and August this year except for the last one, in the white dress with the side tail thing. That’s from August, 2010. I don’t see that much of a difference and she looks great now.



August, 2010

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  1. Liz says:

    whoah makeup. she was always cuter without as much gunk. talented girl, but completely smug and self-absorbed. that’s probably the ‘it’ factor always referenced with celebrities. lil bit of narcissism goes a long way in that industry

  2. Happy21 says:

    I was waiting for you to write something about this. Thank you cause I had something to say!

    Demi Lovato is gorgeous. Period! I think that she looks like a real woman should. She is not heavy, she is curvy and real. Her VMA dress was unattractive but I thought it looked pretty good on her. I suspect she is short which is why she chooses short dresses. I agree that she could have just ignored the posts about her weight but since she suffered from eating disorders regardless of what she says, you don’t get over the critisism that easily. I’m sure it still bothers her. I just hope that she reads the positive stuff and that people think she looks great. I have no idea what she acts in or even what she sings but I know that if she can become confident in this new, womanly body then she will have a great future.

    By the critisism she receives you’d think she were 300 pounds!

    Keep up the positive attitude Demi, you are an inspiration!

  3. Jezi says:

    I can’t really be so nice to her since she did assault a back up dancer. However, with that issue aside, I think her weight is fine. It obviously does bother her what people say/think or else she wouldn’t suffer from an eating disorder. But I think she looks good.

    • Trinity says:

      I AM SORRY, but if you think that the only reason for having an eating disorder is because of peoples comments or opinions then you are EXTREMELY NAIIVE! Eating disorders can be caused from emotional stress… From a death in the family or bad grades at school… Basically anything negative. And believe it or not, it is rare that a person has an eating disorder just because they want to lose weight… WANTING TO LOSE WEIGHTT and having an ED ARE COMPLETELY seperate things. Poor Demi. People like you, who simply DO NOT understand, make her eating disorder worse. I am glad she got treatment… She is doing much better now and you really need to do some research. I’m not even a huge Demi fan, but I definitely know what it’s like to have an eating disorder.

  4. brin says:

    People need to back off…she’s still recovering, she’s young and she looks great(not heavy), give the girl a break!

  5. GossipVixen says:

    such a double edged sword for these hollywood ladies. Lets see… if you are definitely overweight (Adele) – the you should be PROUD of your curves and not fall in to unrealistic ideals. If you are too thin (Leann Rimes) – you hear “eat a sandwich!” If you were smaller and now look bigger (Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Lovato) – then there are cries of “too fat!” “lose weight!”

    No wonder there are so many women with eating disorders in this world.

  6. Usedtoitall says:

    Now, this girl is beautiful to me. I think she is four times Kim Kardashian

  7. Me says:

    I am definitely not one of those morons who will say shit like “she looks like a real woman” because wtf? Only women who are shaped like Demi are “real”? Give me a break.

    Girl looks good even if she is a total wack job.

  8. It is ME!! says:

    A) She looks great.

    B) She should have kept the first tweet. Girl was just telling it like it is. People should be applauding her new figure. She will probably struggle with food her whole life, and people making stupid comments doesn’t help.

    C) Keep getting healthy, Demi. You are one Disney chick who has actual talent.

  9. Bonfire Beach says:

    I think she looks great. Her boobs certainly weren’t hanging out all over the place and I thought her dress was appropriate for an MTV function. I wouldn’t label it fug. Her hair is gorgeous.

  10. mia girl says:

    Her weight is good. She looks healthy and has really nice curves!

    But I think it would do wonders for her to work with a professional stylist. First they can help find dresses that compliment her figure, make her look sexy without falling out of her dress. Then they can help her get beyond this “classy side of the Jersey Shore meets the Kardashians” look she has recently embraced. It does nothing to bring out her unique beauty. IMO, she needs to lose the orange, cut that too long hair, soften her makeup and dress more young and fresh.

  11. 4Real says:

    I thinks she’s curvy and beautiful! KEEP YOUR HEAD UP DEMI!

  12. Moops says:

    I liked her first tweet best – it was the most honest one. Yeah, its pretty crappy to comment on the weight of a young woman who’s ADMITTED to seeking treatment for bulimia. Bulimics always gain weight in the beginning of treatment, usually because they stop purging but still binge. Of course she can’t ignore the comments on her weight – she’s barely holding it together.

  13. spinner says:

    She finally gave up the blow. Her weight will indeed fluctuate a bit until her system recovers.

  14. werty says:

    She looks healthy.
    As a person who used to had a severe depression (and other stuff) for several years i can relate to the meltdown, not the part of hitting someone but atleast she admit it, and wants to stay healthy and thats half the battle.
    The other half is being healthy and happy which isnt always easy.

    Hopefully the pressure wont get to her.

  15. bondbabe says:

    Her weight is fine; however, she is another one who tries to pour her figure in a dress one size too small. Go up one size and be rid of the puckering of a too-tight garment.

  16. beany says:

    nobody cares about her either way, get over yourself

  17. PrettyLights says:

    I’m wondering why everyone says this girl wears way too much ‘gunk’ on her face, but in the Adele post from yesterday Adele is ‘gorgeous’ with twice as much makeup on? Seems like a weird double standard to me. I think her makeup is lovely and appropriate for the silver dress, and she has great eyes so she likes to draw attention to them. She is a gorgeous girl and I think her weight is fine. It’s ok not to be a stick figure and I can’t believe people would call her out on it after what she’s publicly been through.

  18. sarahberra says:

    I have a soft spot for her bc I went thru a similar issue in college and when I started eating healthy I gained 30 pounds bc my metabolism was so slow and out of wack. Demi should have stayed out of the limelight a little more to reintigrate back into everything

  19. corey says:

    When I see pics of Demi, it makes me look back and wonder if the likes of Britney and Christina may have had eating disorders. I mean, to look at them now, they’re obviously not naturally skinny or have crazy metabolisms as they claimed in the past.

  20. TL says:

    My idea of overweight is not hollywoods. She may be a behind the scene royal bitch (I don’t know) but she looks fine.

  21. Sue says:

    Happy21@ “I think that she looks like a real woman should” are you applying that if you don’t look like Demi your not a real woman because I thought women and men came in all spaces and sizes and that doesn’t defined how much of a woman or man they are.

    My older sister is thin with small boobs and not much of a shape and my younger sister is about the same size and shape as Deim now I don’t think my younger sister is more of a woman the older one.

    I do agree that she looks good.

  22. Sisi says:

    Her figure is lovely. Her make-up is Kardashianesque.

  23. gee says:

    She has an excellent figure! People should be jealous of her curves, she’s gorgeous. She just needs a smidge less make up because she doesn’t need it.

  24. blc says:

    i think it’s very obvious that she has put on a decent amount of weight. i don’t necessarily think that’s the problem though. i think the problem is the dress. it is too tight and too short and she looked like a stuffed sausage in it. i bet if she had worn something more appropriately fitted no one would have been making comments about her weight.

  25. She in Chi says:

    Actually, I think her first tweet was spot on and better than the second one, which came off as more immature. Here’s to health, Demi, and defending your curves.

  26. Cleo says:

    She looks like Joey Lauren Adams.

  27. lucy2 says:

    I think she looks good, and good for her for standing up for herself and knowing what’s important. Stick with it, kid!

  28. serena says:

    Ithink she is a really cute girl, but I don’t like her makeup and her hairstyle/colour. She should just chop it off and dye it black.

  29. JPX says:

    She has all the signs of someone with borderline personality disorder (e.g. impulsivity, cutting, etc).

  30. jferber says:

    I really feel for Demi and think she’s a very talented singer. She’s super-cute on her Disney show, too (I have a 6-year-old who watches). She seems like a people-pleaser to me. She looks great, though. She needs to leave Disney, which seems to be lethal to young girls.

  31. lola says:

    why should she stay quiet? if it were me i’d be all “STFU” too. The girl just came back from almost killing herself. She looks awesome, and healthy.

  32. Bodhi says:

    She looks nothing remotely like Joey Lauren Adams.

    Anyway, she has obviously gained some much needed weight. Quitting cocaine will do that to you. I think that she looks pretty good, but the dress is at least one size too small.

  33. Wes says:

    She’s huge.

  34. Lady Lupton says:

    I may get her first tweet printed on a t-shirt, it`s that good.

  35. Catherine says:

    It isn’t that she gained a bit of weight, it’s the porn dress, pancake makeup and fake tan. She used to be so cute. Now she looks washed up.

  36. penguin says:

    She looks fine to me not overweight just average. Her current weight is fine for the real world but unfortunately this is considered big in hollywood. Its not right or fair but that’s just the way it is. As a former anorexic i know that negative body image never really goes away, ur always 1 comment away from relapse. I think demi for her own health should quit hollywood.

  37. Happy21 says:

    Oh jeez. Of course I didn’t mean that women that don’t look like her aren’t ‘real’. What I mean is that she looks like a real woman that you would see walking down the street, not some anorexic pop tart or actress. She looks like she is being true to who she is size-wise. Women vary in shape and size. Honestly more women I know have boobs, hips and an ass than any other but I have a couple of skinny friends with small boobs and no ass and they don’t try to be that way, its who they are. Demi is trying to steer clear of fitting into some mold of what hollywood says is the norm. That’s real! I fit into none of the categories but I am real and don’t try to hard to be what I’m not. Maybe there was another word that I should have used other than ‘real’. Regardless, that is what I meant. Women should be able to be real and true and not care if some asshole says they are too fat or too skinny. Healthy is best!

  38. Dolkite says:

    Oh my God…she looks INCREDIBLE

  39. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    “When I see pics of Demi, it makes me look back and wonder if the likes of Britney and Christina may have had eating disorders. I mean, to look at them now, they’re obviously not naturally skinny or have crazy metabolisms as they claimed in the past.”

    @Corey, All of these women came on the scene at 17 or younger, when a fast metabolism is common. I think Demi started to come into her adult body, and tried desperately to hold on to her “teen” physique. Britney and Christina were also thin teens/young adults, but being 30 and having children their bodies are much different. I think it’s unfair of us to compare ourselves, and these women, to a teenage ideal that most of us will never achieve.

  40. Sarah says:

    She is in her late teens now, right? I think that late teens early twenties is when women tend to gain a little more weight as they come into their “adult” body shape. I’m pretty sure I gained around 10-15 lbs, and I think I look better now that my body is more proportioned.

  41. Katy says:

    @Wes/#33: please send a picture of yourself so that we can all scrutinize & then judge it, you asshole.

    As for Demi, I think she looks healthy and feminine. Many women looked “fatter” at the VMAs, including Miley Cyrus, back-up dancers, Lady Gaga, and even some of the guys during a few stills. I don’t know if everyone’s let themselves go a bit for the summer, or maybe the cameras were at ‘unflattering’ angles. In any case, I’m glad to see fewer women looking like f—ing LeAnn Rhimes!

  42. Kloops says:

    Her body looks fantastic, but I don’t think she’s being styled well.

  43. fizXgirl314 says:

    there was nothing wrong with that first tweet! People are insane… they act like someone gaining weight is some sort of incredible, mystical, fascinating occurrence… it’s really not :-/

  44. the original bellaluna says:

    She sounds amazingly self possessed and healthy.

    How refreshing!

  45. Paul says:

    I think most real men, like me, think she looks perfect. What a beautiful shape she has. Not all women look better with more weight, but when your body puts it on in the shape she has, hot.

  46. Badkrma says:

    she is beautiful, keep smiling girl 🙂

  47. Amy says:

    Her body looks fine, no issues with it. However she has definitely been hitting the self tanner hard. Also something about her face? Did she do something to her lips or nose? I’m not trying to start rumors and usually I never notice these things about celebrities but she looks so fresh faced in that August 2010 pictures and now she looks way older. Maybe it’s the way she is wearing her hair/hair color?! Or maybe it’s all the tanning? I don’t know, it’s bugging me so much!

  48. Camille says:

    She has gained a little weight, but who gives a crap- as long as she is healthy then that is all that matters.

  49. Andie B says:

    She is a lovely looking girl, certainly not huge. Not sure how old she is, but the makeup is way too much, and though she is pretty it makes her look about 30.

  50. Emily says:

    I think she looks hot. She should lighten up on the makeup though. And I think she should’ve kept the original tweet, of course she’s going to gain weight as she gets over bulimia. Jeez.

  51. Maureen says:

    I think she looks hot! And I like the dress!

  52. tracking says:

    Many women would kill her her figure. Who doesn’t prefer well-proportioned healthy curves to stick figures? Good for her for standing up for herself against nasty criticism.

  53. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    If that final picture is from last year, where on her body was she cutting? I’m confused. Not saying she didn’t. That dress leaves little to the imagination, though. Where are you hiding the scabs and scars?

  54. SEF says:

    Body’s fine but she should dress for her current, not former, size.

    And to Spinner: I agree – cutting out the coke does pile on pounds!

  55. BellaMelindaRose411 says:

    I think she looks beautiful! The dress isn’t my favorite, but that’s because it’s not my personal taste. It dose look good and flatters her curves nicely. 🙂 She looks beautiful either way. She’s a great role model for girls, you don’t need to be a stick like Selena Gomez (sorry Selena, it’s true) to be beautiful. She’s an inspiration to me. While I am thin and petite, I’m still a curvy girl. People who know me from Elementary school when I did have weight problems still call me fat. Sure like Demi I gained some weight, but that was due for medical reasons. She’s a ray of light, especially for someone who wants to be in the business.

  56. atticfaerie says:

    personality and clothing choices aside, she is NOT fug in that silver dress (ta-ta wise) look two pics down if you’re gonna talk fug in that dept! Even my sons are too old for the Disney set & she looks many times better than th usual stick-figures in her age group.

  57. atticfaerie says:

    edit to my previous post #56 (for some reason my browser is not cooperating)

    at least her dresses are longer than her fingertips…a far cry from the current show-bix standard (J-Lo, Lively. Betonce.\, etc.)

  58. Confuzzle says:

    Way bad dresser; she needs to not treat her body as though it’s a sausage. Enough with the spandex!

  59. atticfaerie says:

    Confuzzle – she needs a new stylist stst! I absolotely loathe spandex!!!! Maybe we can get a facebook page together for some of sort-of “ditch the Spandex” day

  60. sauvage says:

    I agree with those who say she should have left the first tweet. Sometimes the only adequate reaction to something is F*** YOU.

  61. teehee says:

    Good point abotu these girls being younger and younger– its true that your body is very different at 16 and 17 compared to just 22 or so– you fill out and dense up– and I dont mean it in a negative sense. You mature, and so does your body and your bones and you cant look skinny school kid anymore.
    Why would you want to?
    Thats got to be tough though with that image all over the media and in peoples memories, that youre supposed to stay the size of a 16 yr old for your whole life 🙁

  62. Mew says:

    erm, I haven’t really seen anyone critisize her weight gain, actually most have complimented her figure and that she won her struggles. So, maybe it’s actually Demi Lovato herself who should get over the fact that she gained weight.

  63. right says:

    looks great

  64. DivineMsN says:

    She looks like she should be on Jersey Shore.

  65. Vickyb says:

    Has she had a boob job? It looks like really fine scars underneath her boobs.

    I think she’s a pretty girl, definitely not heavy. And it seems pretty cruel to come down on a girl’s weight when she’s just been seeking treatment for it.

  66. jasmine says:

    Shes beautiful.She looks amazing now that she has some weight on her but i think she’ll probably struggle with it for awhile.young ppl, nevermind celebs, are always so self conscious. She needs to learn how to dress herself and hopefully she’ll learn to love the way she looks!

  67. Amanda says:

    What? Did she gain 5 or 6 pounds? She looks great!

  68. Magsy says:

    She better not hit anyone now. She could pack a punch. She looks a little like J-Lo.

  69. tasha says:

    Get OVER yourself people.
    This is the most favorite shape of mine of “women”.
    Yes, we come in all sizes, but God I love the curves.
    I’d rather see a curvy woman ANYDAY than a woman with no ass, waist, or hips.
    I’ve never heard a real man say different.
    She is more than average. She has the perfect body right now in my opinion.
    I am smaller than her.
    I admire those curves.

  70. Df says:

    She is fat now

  71. Soah says:

    “I think that she looks like a real woman should. She is not heavy, she is curvy and real.”
    Are you saying real woman can’t be skinny, think about the girls who are anorexic how do you think they feel when someone says real woman are curvy, so because they’re not curvy doesn’t make them real women?
    All women are real no matter what shape or size.