Demi Lovato is standing up for female sexuality! The lovely ‘Cosmo’ cover lady is firing back at accusations that the mag is sexually exploitive, and is now being covered up in grocery stores and pharmacies! Here’s what she has to say!
Demi Lovato, 22, took to her Instagram on August 5 to respond to a campaign attempting to get covers of Cosmo covered up. As a proud September 2015 covergirl, Demi let the group have a piece of her mind — there’s nothing wrong with a woman showing off her body, and she’s going to flaunt her sexuality as she pleases! Let’s hear those protestors try to justify this one!
A protest launched in July 2015 by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, named “Cosmo Harms Minors,” called for issues of the magazine to be covered in stores so that children don’t see sexual content. Well Demi was not happy about that, and posted a lengthy message on Instagram that condemned the action, asking newsstands to #unwrapmycosmo. Fight the power, Demi!
As the September 2015 covergirl, Demi posed in a glittery minidress showing ample cleavage and a lotta leg. She looked stunning, but her risqué outfit and the headlines alongside her basically equal pornography, according to the center. Due to their campaign, some stores, like RiteAid and Food Lion, already started placing shields in front of Cosmo.
Demi, who has been very vocal and open in the past about her struggles with eating disorders and depression, wrote on Instagram, “What these individuals who are protesting don’t understand is that for the first time in a long time I feel incredibly EMPOWERED and the MOST BEAUTIFUL I’ve ever felt on this magazine.” So inspiring for her to experience — and upsetting that some people won’t let her see her gorgeous issue in public.
She went on to say, “It’s so liberating to be able to show the world how confident a woman can be once she learns to love herself. It took soul searching and a bit of time before I learned to embrace my body therefore I could not have been more excited to do this shoot. I think what’s more important is showing women there’s NOTHING WRONG with embracing their bodies and sexuality. I am confident in my own skin and A PROUD @COSMOPOLITAN COVER GIRL!”
It’s such an important message, and one that a lot of us needed to hear. Demi wanted the protestors to know how much this Cosmo shoot meant to her, even beyond just being on the cover — she’s finally able to accept her body and see how truly amazing she really is!
HollywoodLifers, do you think newsstands should unwrap Demi’s cover?
— Samantha Wilson