Demi Lovato, I Salute You
This past week, Demi Lovato quit the Jonas Brothers tour and checked herself into rehab for undisclosed “emotional and physical issues.” Speculation has it that the Disney star suffers from an eating disorder and a penchant for cutting.
Though these are obviously serious issues, I’d like to applaud Demi Lovato for keeping things real. She could have pulled a number of celebrity fake-out illnesses (exhaustion, dehydration, fatigue, hyperglycemia, mercury poisoning), but instead she comes out guns blazing with an eating disorder and cutting. Chances are her PR team, like those of Mariah Carey, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mary Kate Olsen and the rest of the celebrity disaster cases, begged and pleaded with her to be more coy when it comes to what’s really going on, but the advice fell on deaf ears and I love it.
Just when you think a Disney star couldn’t get more cookie-cutter, she pulls a 180 and comes clean about being no different than the Middle American teenage shut-ins that frequent Hot Topic and listen to death metal in their bedrooms with all the lights off. And for that, Demi, you are my Hero of the Week.
Posted by Amelia