Demi Lovato is speaking her mind about gender reveal parties – and is against the subject. The 28-year-old singer recently took to Instagram to re-post a nine-page Instagram post from transgender rights activist Alok Vaid-Menon.
Vaid-Menon called the pregnancy trend "transphobic".
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge and educating us always," Lovato wrote alongside her post. The lengthy post went on to assert that basing a baby's gender on their genitalia is "inconsistent with science".
The series of images began; "Why Gender Reveals Are Transphobic".
"It's both insincere and incorrect to pretend that gender reveal parties are not transphobic. You can't have your proverbial pink-blue binary cake and eat it too."
Demi's re-post stated that gender reveal parties lead to the idea that trans people are less "natural/organic" than everybody else.
The post stated that it "erases the fact that there are boys with vaginas and girls with penises and that there are people who are neither boys nor girls. The idea that sex is based on genitalia is inconsistent with science."
The post is as follows:
Twitter users and fans were quick to blast the star on her statement. One tweeted, "Ffs, the world has gone mental. Hasbro changing Mr Potato Head so it's gender neutral, and now Demi Lovato thinks gender reveal parties are transphobic."
Another Twitter user said, "# to Demi Lovato, it is none of her business if parents wish to know the gender of their babies, it has nothing to do with being transphobic. Let the transgender people do what they want with their kids. And boys do not have vaginas and girls dont have penis, study biology dear."
"@ddlovato I really wish you would just focus on singing. Your ridiculous statement about gender reveal parties is both moronic and uneducated. Go grab a book demi. wow, you're so far out of your depth," stated another comment.
Before the whole gender statement, Demi was reported to have suffered "three strokes, a heart attack and now has brain damage" because of her overdose.
In her recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Demi told the host that she thinks sharing her story could inspire others to confront their demons. "I talk about a lot [in the docuseries]. The world has been so loving and accepting of me telling my story and just, there's been so much love and support. What's great is we live in a time when nobody's perfect, and we're not gonna get role models by watching people not make mistakes".
"We are going to meet and learn from our role models who have overcome their deepest darkest struggles." She continued to say that "...I wanted to show everyone – first, I wanted to set the record straight."
Demi has released her new docuseries, shockingly revealing how her overdose gave her three strokes and a heart attack which left her with brain damage.
Only two days before she was set to take the stage in New Jersey in July 2020, Demi was rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital. She had suffered from an opioid overdose. It was also reported that the star was celebrating a friend's birthday in West Hollywood the night before her near-fatal overdose.
Representatives for Lovato issued a statement the day after confirming that Demi had not succumbed to her overdose. They said that she was surrounded by her closest loved ones, presumably in hospital.