Demi Lovato Gets Back at Body-Shaming Trolls

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While making an appearance on Monday’s segment of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, the pop songstress opened up about body image and internet trolls.

"I’ve been working on myself for the past year, more so than I’ve ever worked on myself," Lovato told DeGeneres, who brought up the topic of the swimsuit pics she's been posting of late. "I’ve really surrendered to the process of just learning to love yourself, and I feel like it shows through my pictures. I post more bathing suit pictures online. I want to show my fans that it’s possible that they can get to that self-love too.”

“I actually was very hesitant about posting that because I didn’t love my legs in it,” she explained to DeGeneres. “I decided to post it anyways because I thought, ‘You know what, it’s me, it’s who I am and I love my body, so I’m just going to post it.’ I’ve taken away the power from the negative comments and the haters by not listening to them and if I do see it, I just feel sorry for them, because who leaves a negative comment on somebody’s profile on the internet? You have to be kind of sad to do that. I’ve taken away the power, and it just feels great.”

 

Last year she gave fans a more in-depth look at her struggle in her YouTube documentary, ‘Simply Complicated’.