Demi Lovato Apologizes After Backlash Over Frozen Yogurt Rant On Instagram

Being a celebrity often involves a lot of apologizing. Sometimes, you're apologizing for a genuine mistake or unintended consequence to your actions, and other times it might feel like you're apologizing for something a little bit sillier.

Demi Lovato has recently taken to social media to apologize for their comments regarding a frozen yogurt shop in California.

TW: this article contains depictions or discussions of eating disorders and may be triggering to some readers.

Demi Lovato recently shared to their Instagram story a complaint about The Bigg Chill, a California frozen yogurt shop.

"You have to walk past tons of sugar free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter. Do better please," Demi said in a lengthy post, stating that the prevalence of diet foods and items labelled 'guilt-free' was triggering to them as they are recovering from an eating disorder.

"We carry items for Diabetics, Celiac disease, Vegan and of course have many indulgent items as well," the company publicly responded.

Demi quickly faced backlash from fans who felt that Demi criticizing a restaurant for having options for those who can't eat sugar or gluten was selfish.

"I'm sorry that I may have got the messaging wrong. I'm sorry that I may have disappointed some people," Demi responded in a video shared to social media.

"When I messaged this froyo place, originally I wanted to make a point, and I wanted to call out behaviors or branding things that didn't sit right with me."

"As someone who deals with an eating disorder and is in recovery from an eating disorder, I still to this day have a hard time walking into a froyo shop, ordering yogurt and being content with it and keeping it down," they claimed.

"I know that seems like not a huge deal to a lot of people, but to me it is," Demi said.

Some people stood up for Demi, like actress Jameela Jamil, who wrote that "Guilt free is diet culture terminology. We need to stop using that [expletive] term."

What do you think? Do you agree that Demi should have thought about those with dietary restrictions, or do you think people were too harsh on them? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!