Demi Lovato takes to Instagram to slam body-shaming article about her 'fuller figure'
It's no secret that Demi Lovato has suffered immensely when it comes to the topic of body image.
The Tell Me You Love Me singer has spoken very openly about her struggles with bulimia and self-harm - two issues which, along with her history of drug abuse, led to her checking into a rehab facility for the first time back in 2010 when she was only 18 years of age.
Demi Lovato opens up about battling with addiction:
It then emerged last July that the 26-year-old former Disney starlet had relapsed, surviving a near-fatal overdose.
Since then, however, Lovato seems to have been recovering well - even celebrating her six-month sober anniversary on Instagram back in January.
It's fair to say that she has been through a lot for her young age, and has learned to stand up for herself in the process.
And stand up for herself is exactly what she did on Friday when she came across a body-shaming article about her 'fuller figure'.
The outspoken actress-turned-singer had zero qualms about taking to her Instagram story to respond to the article entitled 'Demi Lovato Appears To Have Fuller Figure After Working Up A Sweat In LA'.
"I AM MORE THAN MY WEIGHT," she wrote in all caps across a screenshot of the article.
"Unlike the past, I’m not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my 'fuller figure'," Lovato went on to say.
"I’m angry that people think it’s okay to write headlines about people’s body shapes," she continued. "Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder.
"I’m not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture."
"Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh," she added in another story. "Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking."
"If you're reading this: Don't listen to negative diet culture talk. You are more than a number on a scale."
"And I am more than a headline about my body shape," she concluded.
Lovato then revealed, in another series of screenshots uploaded to her Instagram story, that she had been writing with the author of the article via Direct Message. The songstress said she encouraged the writer to "use [his] platform for good".
Lovato also claims he took "full responsibility" for the article and the pair shared their perspectives on the media's influence on the topic of body image.