Demi Lovato Takes Issue With Pink’s VMAs Comments, Pink Responds
Despite criticism leveled at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, one thing is for certain: It's inspired a whole lot of conversation about the state of pop music today — and plenty of artists have jumped into the fray, for better or worse. Pink vented her displeasure at this year's show on Instagram, saying it made her feel "embarrassed and sad" and calling most of the performances "gross and embarrassing." 2015 VMAs performer Demi Lovato caught wind of Pink's comments, and responded on Twitter.
Demi, who pointedly called out Kathy Griffin on Twitter earlier this week for knocking her VMAs performance, took the subtweet route this time. Referring to Pink's declaration that "this trash won't save any kid's life," Demi pointed out that plenty of fans have found strength in her past work — and reminded everyone that the VMAs are "sexy and fun" (or it's supposed to be, anyway).
The "Cool For the Summer" singer then retweeted a number of fan endorsements, including one from Twitter user @lovaticandres who said, "you don't have to explain anything! We know you don't have to inspire all the time. It's your time to enjoy and be sexy!" Solid advice for us all.
But wait! After likely getting an earful from Demi's Lovatics, Pink clarified that she hadn't been talking about Demi at all...she "actually forgot she performed." OH.
"Please look for a feud elsewhere," she tweeted just after midnight today (September 4). "I have no issue with Demi Lovato or anyone else. I actually forgot she performed. I have opinions. MANY."
"I stand by what I said," she continued. "However, I didn't intend for the angry people of the world to latch on and make it into something it isn't. Peace [peace sign emoji]." She then retweeted supportive comments from her fanbase, and shared one presumably nasty tweet from a Demi fan, which has since been deleted.
She said she really, truly forgot that Demi performed, and it wasn't meant as shade at all (even if it's not exactly what a performer wants to hear).
Pink concluded with a shrugging, "You can make this into whatever you like, cause that's who we are now, I guess. I'm out." So there you have it — Pink doesn't hate Demi though she finds her somewhat forgettable, Demi's got album promo to do, and we can collectively put the 2015 MTV Video Awards behind us. Right?
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