Demi Lovato has spoken out about the alleged longstanding beef between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry in a recent interview with Glamour. Without mentioning Swift’s “Bad Blood” or its music video by name, Lovato referenced the track, which the 1989 star reportedly wrote about Perry.
“I think having a song and video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment,” Lovato said. “We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, Am I content with calling myself a feminist? Yes, because I speak out.”
Lovato also took issue with Swift’s squad that dominates Swift’s social media feed and also appeared in the “Bad Blood” video. “To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble,” Lovato said. “I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real.” Squad members include super models likes Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, as well as actresses like Mariska Hargitay, Lena Dunham, and Jessica Alba.
When asked about calling out Swift in the past for her feminist “branding” without doing “the work,” Lovato said, “Talking about it at all is doing all the work. And I think every woman does her part in some way. But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they’re going to claim that as part of their brand.”