Demi Lovato has explained why she quietly updated her pronouns after previously identifying as non-binary.
Lovato made headlines after updating her pronouns from “they/them” to “they/them/she/her” on Instagram in April, but only now has she opened up about the reason for the change.
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Appearing on The Spout podcast, host Tamara Dhia asked Lovato to explain what it means to identify as “they/them”, admitting she sometimes struggles with pronouns but wishes to be respectful.
“Yeah, so they’re, uh, I actually adopted the pronouns from her/her again,” Lovato revealed. “So for me, I’m such a fluid person that I don’t really…I felt like, especially last year, my energy was balanced in my male and female energy, so that when I was faced with the choice of entering a bathroom and it said “women” and “men” I didn’t feel like there was a bathroom for me because I didn’t necessarily feel like a woman. I didn’t feel like a man. I felt like a human.”
“And that’s what they mean to me. It’s just about feeling human at the core,” Demi continued. “Recently I’ve been feeling more feminine, so I’ve embraced it again.”
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Lovato added that ‘no one is perfect’ and ‘everyone gets it wrong’ when it comes to pronouns – reiterating that at the end of the day, ‘it’s all about respect’.
In May last year, the artist announced, “I’m proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to them in the future.”
“There may be a time when I identify as trans. I don’t know what that looks like to me,” she added last August. “There may be a time when I identify as non-binary and gender non-conforming all my life. Or maybe there is a period when I get older that I identify as female, I don’t know not what it looks like, but for me, right now right now, that’s how I identify myself.”
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