Demi Lovato asks people 'to vote' in Instagram post, fans joke 'if Trump wins it's her fault'
'Girl I love your music and everything but I don't take you celebrities seriously yall just entertainers,' a user commented
An extensive list of music artists and other celebrities are leveraging their platform to encourage US citizens to start voting for the upcoming elections, and on October 26, pop star Demi Lovato took to her social media account to keep fans updated on her political steps and encourage fans to head to the polls. Lovato shared a photo of herself wearing a face mask with "VOTE" printed on it and pointing to a sign behind her that reads, "I VOTED." In her caption for the pic on Instagram, Lovato wrote a message to share her reasons for voting and motivate others to vote as well. "I vote because I love my country," she began her statement.
"From my friends and family members who live here, to my neighbors and millions of people I don’t know, I love the citizens here. This year I’ve been so stressed and anxious from politics alone," the singer shared on a more personal note. "This post isn’t about telling you to vote for, it’s about telling you to vote PERIOD. I want to know that whatever the outcome is, we raised our voices and spoke up for what we wanted. And if the change is what you want, nothing will change unless you take action. So please, if you are old enough, please get out there and speak up."
Lovato concluded her message with a note on being thankful that women have the right to vote in today's world and such progress can happen if we "demand change." "P.S. I’m so grateful to have been able to vote because it wasn’t too long ago women didn’t even have those rights.. (see what happens when we demand change? 😜☺️) 🙏🏼 🇺🇸❤️🤍💙," she said.
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Although several fans are on board for Lavato's notion, saying, "using her platform we love to see it," not everyone online is as supportive. "Last time she told us to vote for hillary she lost...," said a Twitter user while another wrote, "If trump wins it's her fault."
using her platform we love to see it— ashley who? (@relatable_read) October 27, 2020
Queen of democracy— rayssa (@shineoflovato) October 27, 2020
using her voice to inspire as always!— sammy (@captainslave) October 27, 2020
last time she told us to vote for hillary she lost...— jose ☁️ (@wnaminaj) October 27, 2020
if trump wins it's her fault— 💚 Candyy (Positions Era) (@NastyWarhol) October 27, 2020
Over on her Instagram, the comments on her post also share similar distaste. One fan said, "@ddlovato girl I love your music and everything but I don't take you celebrities seriously yall just entertainers." Another user added, "Not telling you who to vote for: goes out and makes a song about her dislike for the current administration" 😒 ok Demi lol."
The aforementioned comment about her song refers to a recent song Lovato released, titled 'Commander in Chief'. The theme of the track is about President Donald Trump, and is essentially a diss track that repeatedly throws shade on the current POTUS and calls out his response to racial injustice, the Covid-19 pandemic and more.
Apart from her latest post on voting, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, and other celebrities recently joined a coalition of nonpartisan organizations, influencers, generational leaders and activists for the 'Vote With Us' virtual rally. The three-hour event, held on October 24, aimed to create the biggest voter turnout possible among young people and communities of color in the weeks leading up to the general election on November 3, 2020.