Demi Lovato posted a picture of herself in a bikini, doing a classic body builder pose, on Twitter, and then tweeted:
- I’ve been working so hard to get healthy and fit.. I can’t believe I’m about to do this but I’m so excited..
- I never thought I’d ever feel confident enough to ever to that. I’m excited how far I’ve come since being completely ashamed of my body..
- I want any girl/guy out there who struggles with body image or confidence to know that it IS possible to find peace with yourself.
- It hasn’t been easy, but it starts with a commitment to yourself.. Your mind.. And your soul. And trust me, I’m still working at it!! Haha
It is great to see Demi trying to get herself fit and healthy, but this picture is premature. The sad news is Demi is still fat. For someone who went to rehab for many issues including an eating disorder, this picture demonstrates Demi still has self esteem, and self image body issues. Reading the comment about being fat isn’t going to make her feel better, but posting this picture is an invitation to see an honest response. I’m not going to feed her delusional thinking, because that only makes her condition worse.
What Demi needs to do is accept herself the way she is, fat or thin. If she wants to get healthier and fit, great, but don’t do it to prove to the world and yourself that you don’t have body image issues, which is exactly what this picture does prove. Demi, you still need emotional help. It’s time to be more honest with yourself.