Demi Lovato apologizes for joking about Zika

Demi Lovato regrets any harm she may have caused to those impacted by the Zika virus.

The pop sensation was met with backlash after a since-deleted Snapchat video she shared on Friday night was labeled as insensitive towards the outbreak currently affecting Brazil. In the post, Demi's motherDianna Hart can be seen telling the camera, "Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus." Her statement is then met with laughter from Lovato. 

A hashtag retaliating against the "Confident" songstress quickly surfaced, #DemiLovatoIsOverParty, which detailed fans negative feelings toward the Snapchat vid. 

On Saturday morning Demi responded to the criticism, writing, "In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night. I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand. Deepest apologies."

The outspoken 23-year-old then remarked on the old adage that there's no such thing as bad publicity, adding, "If you watch everything I do, you're still a fan.. I ain't goin nowhere bitches"

In June, Demi announced she was quitting social media, returning 24 hours later with a promise to be "more honest than ever."

"F--k this.. I'm back bitches. And I'm coming back more honest than ever," she tweeted. "I love my Lovatics so f--king much...I love my Lovatics too much to leave them over some lame ass haters.. What was I thinking?!" 

The performer never deleted her Snapchat account during the incident, which she admitted she liked because "I don't have to see what some of y'all say..."

But as Lovato's latest apology reveals, that's not always the case. 


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