Demi Lovato shares her opinion about 'cancel culture' following recent reports about her fake Instagram account created to drag and bash her ex-best friend Selena Gomez that went viral over the weekend

What is 'Cancel Culture'?

Cancel culture is the term used to withdraw support from someone famous or any pubic figure. This act is typically done through public shaming using a social media platform. Canceling is not only inclusive to any one person but can include companies and groups as well.

Cancel culture has seen a significant increase as of late thanks to the advent of technology and various social media platforms. Cancel culture is usually done when someone has acted in a way or said something, that people consider being objectionable or offensive. 

Demi Lovato Explains Her Opinion About Cancel Culture

Demi Lovato shares her opinion about the culture of having 'canceled' through social media. 

During an interview by Jameela Jamil on her podcast "I Weigh," Lovato said: "I've been canceled so many times, I can't even count ... the hashtag #DemiIsOverParty, that whole thing just doesn't even affect me anymore."

Meanwhile, Lovato did not confirm nor deny if a fake Instagram account used to attempt to 'cancel' Selena Gomez was hers or created by her team. However, there was a part in the interview where the Latina star asserted that cancel culture is not real.

Lovato said that if cancel culture is real and effective, then there will be many personalities who did not get recognition, and a lot would also be denied accolades. 

For Lovato, she does not think that anyone was ever officially canceled or otherwise people would not have awards or be nominated in the Grammys or Oscars, and certain people would not be in the position they are now. 

In the lengthy interview with Lovato about the issue that circulated social media outlets over the weekend, she explained: "There are some people, if you have used up your second and third chances with a certain topic, you're canceled, and you should stay canceled. But if you mess up and you apologize and come forward and say 'I've learned from this,' then let that be an example for other people so they can change too." 

She also added: "Cancel culture will not work unless people have some sort of mercy. You have to be able to do that. I think if it's somebody who refuses to learn, just have the entitlement of I can never do any wrong, and I can get away with this, then yeah... go ahead and cancel them."

Subsequently, many news and celebrity outlets tried to verify the authenticity of the images and recordings posted in the Instagram account, but the account was seemingly private. 

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