Demi Lovato isn’t hiding her feelings about Donald Trump…
The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer and actress has released the official music video for her politically-charged anthem “Commander in Chief.”
The singer didn’t mince words while sharing her feelings about the president through song.
“Commander in Chief, honestly / If I did the things you do / I couldn’t sleep, seriously,” she sings. “Do you even know the truth? / We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’ / While you line your pockets deep.”
In the music video, Lovato features a diverse group of people lip-syncing or using sign language to perform the lyrics.
Lovato released some backlash from her followers on social media following the song’s release. She even shared a screenshot on her Instagram stories of a comment she received after releasing the music video. The comment read in part “I hope you realize this makes people that don’t have the same political views feel like they can’t listen to you anymore.”
“I’m personally ashamed to be a Lovatic right now but no matter how hard it is I’m not letting this song change my feelings about you especially after everything you have helped me with,” the person also said. “I really hope this doesn’t ruin your career Demetria.”
Lovato then shared her response to the comment, in which she stated that she had a right to her own political views, and that celebrities “aren’t just around to entertain people for our entire lives.”
“I literally don’t care if this ruins my career,” Lovato said. “This isn’t about that. My career isn’t about that.”
“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,” the singer said.