While it's not uncommon for child stars to head to rehab, former Disney star Demi Lovato has returned from treatment with grace and appears to be fully embracing recovery. That's just one of the reasons why the Internet's taunts about her weight gain is so cruel.
Lovato became a trending topic on Twitter last night after she appeared as a presenter at the MTV Video Music Awards and some mean-spirited users commented on her post-rehab figure.
The actress and singer left rehab at the end of January, where she was treated for depression, an eating disorder and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The "Skyscraper" singer has been open about dealing with emotional issues and has made a point to stress her new sober lifestyle wearing t-shirts that read, "Sober Is Sexy" and accessorizing her phone with a sticker that says, "Heroin killed the radio star."
Rather than ignoring the mean tweets, Lovato stood up to the online bullies. According to the New York Daily News Lovato wrote in a tweet:
"I've gained weight. Get over it. That's what happens when you get out of treatment for AN EATING DISORDER."
Lovato makes a good point, but she soon deleted the tweet replacing it with another positive message:
Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight you obviously aren't. :) #UNBROKEN
Kudos to Lovato for sticking up for herself on what probably was already an emotionally taxing night. With a celebrity-packed event like the VMAs it's no surprise she ran into her ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas backstage.
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