Singer Meghan Trainor recently suggested that having an eating disorder necessitated strength, a comment which 22-year-old actress and singer Demi Lovato has hotly denied.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the All About That Bass singer said: “I wasn’t strong enough to have an eating disorder. I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. And I quit.”
Now, Demi Lovato has taken to Twitter to give her opinion on the matter. Despite not referring to Meghan at any point in her tweets, there’s little doubt that she disagrees with the 20-year-old’s recent remarks.
Demi, who has made no secret of her own personal struggles, said: “Having an eating disorder doesn’t show strength. There's a wide misconception that anorexia and/or bulimia is a choice and you often hear people say things like 'why doesn't she just start eating?' Or even 'just stop throwing up.'”
The star who worked as a mentor to teens and young adults with mental health challenges went on to say: “Eating disorders do not discriminate. Neither does any other mental illness. These are deadly diseases that are taking lives daily. So please, let's be cautious of the words we use when discussing ED's and other mental illnesses.”
We wonder if Meghan will respond to Demi's tweets.