Demi Lovato offers a bit more explanation after criticizing a Los Angeles-based frozen yogurt shop for offering “diet” options. The 28-year-old singer took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to share more about the situation.
Lovato initially went public with her frustrations with The Bigg Chill after her visit to the store over the weekend, sharing that the sugar-free and “diet foods” they offered were “triggers” for her, as someone who has overcome a disorder. food. The yogurt shop responded to Lovato on social media, explaining that some of their items are intended for diabetics, vegans, and people with celiac disease.
In her video Monday, Lovato said she “drew hasty conclusions” and did not intend to use her celebrity to intimidate a small business, as some critics have claimed.
“I am very frank about the things that I believe in. I understand that sometimes my messages can lose their meaning when I get emotional … I have lived long enough to know when to speak for people who have no voice,” Lovato said. “When I sent a message to this cold place, originally, I wanted to make a point, and I wanted to mention behaviors or brands, things that did not sit well with me. The truth is that, as someone who is recovering from an eating disorder, I still, To this day, I have a hard time walking into a froyo shop and ordering yogurt. “
Lovato said that it was not initially clear to her that The Bigg Chills’ offerings were for specific health needs, and that she “probably shouldn’t have done this the way I did.”
“I’m protective of the little girl inside of me who didn’t get that representation at a young age from someone who says, ‘All these diet things at a young age are not right. You are worth more than that.’ “Lovato continued.” I got into a situation that didn’t sit well with me. My intuition told me, ‘Speak,’ so I did. “
Lovato ended her video by sharing that she would take the rest of the day to spend time outside of social media after the drama.
Meanwhile, a source tells ET that the former Disney star is “focused on staying healthy, taking care of herself and working.”
See more about Lovato in the video below.