Demi Lovato and Kathy Griffin Launch a Twitter War
two stars are right now in the midst of a bitter war of words. Their battleground is the Twitter. It all started
when Kathy Griffin named Lovato as the “biggest douche celebrity” she has ever met.
Kathy Griffin Starts it All
53-year-old Kathy Griffin not only called Lovato a “douche” but also pointed out that the young pop singer
should calm down about “Lady Gaga getting barfed on.” For the uninitiated, during her concert at the recently-
concluded SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Lady Gaga had her friend Millie Brown gulp down some greenish
liquid, stick her finger down her throat, and throw up the substance all over the singer.
Demi Lovato came out strongly condemning the act and said that it was insensitive of Lady Gaga to glamorize
and make a spectacle out of eating disorders. In this context, it is worth noting that the former X Factor judge
had once struggled with eating disorders and had been treated for her conditions. So it is not surprising to many
that she did not find Lady Gaga’s antics “cool” or “artsy”.
Demi Lovato reacted equally strongly to Kathy Griffin’s comment by tweeting a picture of her with her tongue
sticking out along with a cheeky caption, ‘only a “douche” to people I can’t stand.’ She, however, took down
the tweet soon afterwards but not before Griffin retweeted it with a caption saying that she thought it was a
Demi Lovato’s Fans Carry on the Fight with Kathy Griffin
If the very public Twitter spat between Demi Lovato and Kathy Griffin was not enough, the former’s fans
too joined in the fray. Soon after the Twitter war broke out between Lovato and Griffin, Lovato’s fans started
bombarding Griffin with death threats. For instance, one threat read, “#KATHY, I’m going to stick you in the
oven and kill you…” Kathy Griffin did not reply to these threats.
However, Lovato was very upset by the doings of her fans and issued a pacifying tweet to calm them. She was
very direct in pointing out to them that some of their threats are nothing short of cyber-bullying and can “really,
REALLY hurt people.” She signed off her lengthy tweet by proclaiming her love for her fans and thanking
them for “always having my back…”
The Twitterverse seems to be churning out quite some drama these days!