Demi Lovato Slams Fan's Portrayal Of Her... Assets
Lovatic causes outrage among body image activists, including Demi herself.
"Is that how my boobs should look?" - Demi
Earlier this year, artist Vladimir Serbanescu shared a sketch of Demi Lovato as a mermaid on his instagram, @vladyart. The 17-year-old Romanian has gotten a lot of attention from fans commenting how gorgeous and well-done the photo is; however, Serbanescu is also getting attention for giving an unrealistic portrayal of Demi's curves.
In the photo below, you'll see a mermaid with Lovato's face and someone else's body.
While it goes without saying that the drawing is spectacular, it raises a major flag when it comes to body shaming. Lovato herself commented that the sketch was "gorgeous," but wanted to point out that she definitely does not look like that without a top on.
She used this as an opportunity to speak up and wrote, "Is that how my boobs should look?" Directly following, she wrote, "It's gorgeous but that's not my body."
It is widely known that Lovato has struggled with body images in the past, and she has spoken out about issues with an eating disorder.
Unfortunately for many, this debacle is misunderstood. Several people don't understand why she is upset. The artist himself responded by saying: "If I make your waist slimmer and your boobs bigger to accentuate the fact that I drew you as a mermaid, a mythological creature, doesn't mean I say that you should look like that or all girls should look like that. That's how I imagine mermaids. I worked a lot on that drawing and i was proud of it, but not anymore."
With fans both supporting her and questioning her upset, Lovato was left simply frustrated that someone felt it necessary to change the body ratio that she has learned to be proud of.
At the end of it all, there's no questioning that Demi is absolutely #FLAWLESS just the way she is. The important takeaway is that society has some seriously distorted up expectations for the female body and we need to team together and change that sh*t.