Demi Lovato knows what it's like to be criticized for her weight. The formerly bulimic 20-year-old pop star and "X Factor" judge has long defended her curves to critics, speaking out about positive body image and the dangers of eating disorders.
This week, Demi took to Twitter to defend another celebrity who has been bashed by tabloids for rumored weight gain: Kate Middleton. A photo of the young royal's "expanding waistline" made the cover of Star Magazine and led the tabloid to claim that the duchess is pregnant.
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Demi was quick to publicly denounce the tabloid and jump to Kate's defense. Furthering her message that "love is louder than the pressure to be perfect," Demi drew attention to the media's role in cultivating poor body image and low self-esteem among teenagers.
Lovatics tweeted their appreciation for the star's body-positive message, and Demi's "beautiful body" message was retweeted over 15,000 times. Many responded to Demi to tell her how much she inspired them. One fan wrote: "You are so amazing & wise. I love you so much. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us. <3"
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