Hollywood is known for being ruthless about it’s expectations in terms of being skinny and beautiful in order for celebrities to be successful, and more then a few high-profile celebs, mostly female have spoken out about the intense pressure.
Stars such as Kesha, Amanda Seyfried, and Hilary Duff have all spoken out about the intense workouts and diets they have undergone to stay skinny while Kesha even opened up about having to attend rehab for a severe eating disorder.
Another star who has been open about her struggles is former Disney star and pop-singer Demi Lovato, 22, who spent three months receiving treatments for eating disorders and harming herself.
She recently took to her Twitter on Wednesday November 12 to discuss the misconceptions and stigmas surrounding eating disorders.
“Having an eating disorder doesn’t show ‘strength’. Strength is when you are able to overcome your demons after being sick and tired for so long,” she wrote.
That tweet among others seem to be in response to other young celeb, Meghan Trainor, 20, who made a comment about eating disorders in an interview with Entertainment Tonight back in September.
“I’m not strong enough to have an eating disorder. I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that’s not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, ‘Ma, can you make me a sandwich? Like, immediately.'”
While Lovato doesn’t name Trainor directly, her tweets seem to be aimed at Trainor’s statements regarding strength to have eating disorders.
Lovato’s tweets continued with, “There’s a wide misconception 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.’ It’s the ignorance and lack of education on mental illnesses that continues to put mental health care on the back burner to congress even though this is an epidemic that is sweeping our nation, and causing more tragedy every day.”
She continues on by stating about discrimination in the case of those with mental illnesses and urges others to be careful with word choice when discussing eating disorders and mental illnesses.
She ended her string of tweets with, “Btw this isn’t a rant, just a reminder for everyone out there who may not know the severity of these deadly diseases.”
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