Demi Lovato is one of many pop singers to come out in support of Kesha in her legal battle against producer Dr. Luke – and seems to think that Taylor Swift‘s show of support is lacking.

Demi Lovato On Kesha, Taylor Swift

On Saturday, upon learning of the ruling in Kesha’s case, Lovato took to Twitter to tweet out the #FreeKesha hashtag and show her solidarity.

When news broke that Swift had donated $250,000 to Kesha, Lovato was incensed that the “Blank Space” singer wrote a check instead of using her massive platform to raise awareness about the issue. “Not everyone has 250k to just give to people,” Lovato wrote, in what appeared to be shade directed at Swift. “At least I speak up about s–t that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7. There’s no ’rivalry’ I just give more f–ks than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person.

When Swift’s fans rose to her defense, Lovato wrote, “I didn’t shade Taylor,” adding, “If you take it that way than fine. I’m just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands without actually being the ones that have the uncomfortable conversations. I get shade and I don’t give a f–k because someone has to be the one to take it. At least I’m getting my hands dirty.” Lovato has since deleted the tweets that seemed to be most directed at Swift, and wrote a lengthy explanation about her position on Kesha’s case, and those who wish to show their support on Instagram.

“As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn’t say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They’re more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it’s okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.”


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Some of the tweets that remain on Lovato’s Twitter speak to her feelings about certain people not wielding their power in a way that will effect real change for the women they claim to support – which could be her more subtle way of shading Swift.

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