Earlier this week, Demi Lovato released a new song, "Commander in Chief," to encourage her followers to vote. The song is critical of President Donald Trump, and includes lyrics like "Command in Chief, honestly, if I did the things you do, I couldn't sleep, seriously."
Unsurprisingly, the song has been fairly polarizing, and many people have been criticizing the singer. However, it didn't surprise many, considering that she performed "Confident" at a Hillary Clinton rally in 2016.
Demi Lovato decided to respond to some of the criticism on her Instagram story. She began by sharing a comment that read: "I hope you realize this makes people that don't have the same political views feel like they can't listen to you anymore. We couldn't care less what you post about, but this song is going too far especially when the majority of your family is Republican. I'm personally ashamed to be a Lovatic right now but no matter how it is I'm not letting this song change my feelings about you especially after everything you have helped me with. I really hope this doesn't ruin your career."
With a caption that read, "This is my response to anyone who wants to silence me," Demi Lovato shared her response to the above comment.
"You do understand as a celebrity, I have a right to political views as well? Or did you just forget that we aren't just around to entertain people for our entire lives... that we are citizens of the same country and we are humans with opinions as well? The difference between me and the type of artist you WANT and EXPECT me to be, (but I'm sorry honey that will never be me) I literally don't care if this ruins my career. This isn't about that. My career isn't about that."
"I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in. And I'm putting it out even at the risk of losing fans. I'll take integrity in my work over sales any day. As much as I would like to be sad that I disappointed you, I'm too busy being bummed that you expect me, a queer Hispanic woman, to silence my views/beliefs in order to please my audience i.e. your family."