Demi Lovato, who recently came out as non-binary, has let fans know it’s ‘harmful’ when people comment on their weight loss.
The singer, who also recently revealed they’re now ‘California sober,‘ took to Instagram to open up about their body image struggles.
They penned: “I don’t know who needs to hear this but complimenting someone on their weight loss can be as harmful as complimenting someone on their weight gain in regards to talking to someone in recovery from an eating disorder.
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“If you don’t know someone’s history with food, please don’t comment on their body.
“Because even if your intention is pure, it might leave that person awake at 2am overthinking that statement.”
They added: “Moral of the story: I am more than the shell for my soul that is my body and every day I fight to remind myself of that, so I’m asking you to please not remind me that that is all people see of me sometimes.”
Lovato has previously informed their followers that they no longer live life according to the ‘diet culture’.
They explained: “I don’t count calories anymore I don’t over-exercise anymore I don’t restrict or purge. And I especially I don’t live my life according to the diet culture . . . and I’ve actually lost weight.”
The star received a backlash last month when they called out a family business for selling sugar-free cookies.
“Finding it extremely hard to order frozen yoghurt from @thebigchillofficial when you have to walk past tons of sugar-free cookies/other diet food before you get to the counter. Do better please,” Lovato fumed at the time.
The LA cafe was then accused of being ‘diet vultures’ by the singer’s followers.
They responded with a statement, which read: “We cater to all of our customers’ needs for the past 36 years. We are sorry you found this offensive.
“We carry items for Diabetics, Celiac Disease, Vegan and of course, have many indulgent items as well.”
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