Demi Lovato is all about keeping it real, especially when it comes to body image, but did she take it a little too far during a recent online encounter with a fan?
The "Confident" singer has gotten a little heat for her response to a fan's drawing of her, The New York Daily News reports. 17 year-old fan and artist Vladimir Serbanescu drew a portrait of Lovato as a (mostly naked) mermaid, and the singer had a few qualms about the final product.
"Is that how my boobs should look?" she wrote on the Instagram post. "It's gorgeous but that's not my body."
Serbanescu wasted no time firing back at Lovato, writing, "If I make your waist slimmer and your boobs bigger to accentuate the fact that I drew you as a mermaid, a mythological creature, doesn't mean I say you should look like that or all girls should look like that. That's how I imagine mermaids. I worked a lot on this drawing and I was proud of it, but not anymore."
Is it just me, or is there something very sexist about telling a woman how she should feel about the way her body is portrayed by someone else? And how does being drawn as a mermaid mean her boobs had to be bigger and her waist had to be slimmer, anyway?
While some fans were quick to jump to Demi's defense, others supported the artist.
"I understand not wanting to promote unrealistic body types, but that wasn't a kind way to go about it," one fan wrote on Instagram.
What do you think? Are you siding with the artist, or are you #TeamLovato on this one?
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