Oh Demi. Demi, Demi, Demi.
Pop star and former child actressDemi Lovato is under fire for a recent tweet and, well, it’s a doozy.
The 24-year-old drew ire, criticism, and a mass epidemic of eye rolls when she posted the results of a DNA and ancestry test on her Twitter. “I did a DNA test and found out I’m mainly Spanish, with Native American, SCANDINAVIAN (which I had NO idea), Irish British…” and, wait for it! “And I’m 1% African!!!!”
I did a DNA test and found out I'm mainly Spanish, with Native American, SCANDINAVIAN (which I had NO idea), Irish, BRITISH....— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 25, 2017
And I'm 1% African!!!!— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 25, 2017
Twitter appropriately dragged her. And there were “Mean Girls” references abound.
@ddlovato so if you're from africa.... why are you white— soph (@greylovxto) February 25, 2017
@ddlovato can't forget that 1%— kaity (@miniddlovato) February 25, 2017
I mean, I guess it’s cool to be 1% African, but does that mean you’re going to show up for the rights of Black people in our country? I didn’t think so. In the wise words of Gretchen Weiner, Demi — you can’t sit with us.