Demi L, ‘Words Can Hurt. They Hurt Me.’

main-demi-lovatoDemi Lovato PARADE interview: ‘People say sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can never hurt you, but that’s not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven’t forgotten.

I’m so lucky to work with the organizations I’m involved with and, honestly, giving back is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. If you can touch just one life, it’s all worth it. I’ve partnered with PACER’s ‘Teens Against Bullying’ for years and it’s a great place where you can find tips and helpful information on bullying and what you can do to stop it. I’m confident we can make a difference.’

Advice to teens? ‘Work really hard and never give up. I’m so incredibly blessed to be able to get to do what I love every day, but there are always ups and downs in everything and you have to stick with it, even through rough patches.’

On sister Madison Delagarza: ‘I’m so proud of my little sister and all she has accomplished so far. I always remind her to try and focus on the positive things in life. This can be a rough industry at times, but as long as you’re confident in who you are, that’s what’s really important.”

On competition with other stars: ‘I think being in the same business actually helps us relate to each other because we go through the same experiences. It helps to have people to talk to who really get it because they have been there before. I try to ignore gossip as much as possible and focus on positive things in my life.’

  • peacenlove

    peacelovehearts said:
    *smokes some crack*

    can i have some?

  • dreamingALOUD

    urg oceanup get your filters sorted -.-

  • peacelovehearts

    peacenlove said:
    peacelovehearts said:
    *smokes some crack*

    can i have some?
    ———-
    Of course you can.
    *hands some over*

  • dreamingALOUD

    *smokes some crack*

    can i have some?

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    Sharing is caring.

  • joesgirlforver

    I read that earlier but I just can’t believe the stuff about Joe. Would he really just date Demi as a publicity stunt and not tell Demi that is was one? I dont think he would play with someone feelings like that. But his dad was in on it too. I JUST DONT BELIEVE IT!!! Demi loved Joe and I know Joe loved her too. But if it is true I would have fliped out too. IT IS JUST A BAD RUMOR TO ME JOE WOULD NEVER DO THAT BECAUSE I DONT THINK HIS PARENTS WOULD EVER BE IN ON IT OR LET JOE DO THAT TO A GIRL. However, if he did do it hten it would totally change my opinion of him.

  • Princess Awesome

    she has a point

  • xobeca

    prayers….

  • Tick Tok

    Demi Lovato just checked into rehab to seek help for her “emotional and physical issues”, and ZackTaylor.ca may now know the real “trigger” as to why… A source close to Demi claims that the whole Joe Jonas relationship was just a PUBLICITY STUNT, however, she WAS NOT in on it!!

    According to our source, Disney publicists allegedly approached Joe and his team about the possibility of having him and Demi “date” in order to bring in ratings for Camp Rock 2 – Long story short, Demi had no idea that Joe was just “using her”, and when she found out that the whole relationship was “just for show” she had a mental breakdown over everything…

    “She felt everything was a big lie. When Joe [Jonas] and his father told her the truth, she couldn’t deal with anything anymore. She totally lost it, and nothing was ever the same after that; She didn’t know who to trust or what was real anymore. In all honesty, she loved Joe, and to find out it was all fake, destroyed her.”

    As we reported earlier this summer, after their “split”, Demi had told her mother that she wanted to get breast implants to change her appearance and help with her self-confidence…

    “She immediately started blaming herself after they split, and wanted to change everything. She tried to move on. She started seeing other guys to distract her. But being stuck on tour with Joe and his new girlfriend did her in as we see now… All her feelings just exploded at once.”

    Wow… I can now understand why Demi has so many issues and why Taylor Swift (Joe’s real ex) has been jumping to her support. I really truly hope she gets better through all this, and has a good team behind her once her problems are taken care of.

    What?

  • Princess Awesome

    do icons work yet???? I’m too lazy to check :P

  • WakaWakaEhEh

    You guys are smoking crack?
    O.o
    Okay…

  • peacenlove

    peacelovehearts said:
    peacenlove said:
    peacelovehearts said:
    *smokes some crack*

    can i have some?
    ———-
    Of course you can.
    *hands some over*

    *smokes it* ahhh so much better now….

  • dreamingALOUD

    What?

    —-

    You’d have to be living in some magical world to believe that.

  • xobeca

    it just breaks my heart.

  • dreamingALOUD

    You guys are smoking crack?
    O.o
    Okay…

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    Cyber-crack :)

  • kingofamerica

    Anonimuss said:

    Okay. How much is Demi’s Management paying OU to pimp this scandal out???

    We get it.
    It’s done.
    Wake me when her album’s out.

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    “pimp this scandal out”? You seriously think this is all for publicity? Not one to comment on oceanup, but never have I seen someone so obnoxious..

  • YouWish

    I think Demi’s mom is pissed and letting the skeletons out of the closet to ZackTaylor.

  • ColdAsU

    I don’t know what to say.I’m not a Demi fan but I don’t wish anything bad on her.I don’t wish anything on her.I know that sounds rude but I just don’t feel anything about this or her.I don’t want to lie and say something I don’t mean.
    I’m just emotionless.Well….actualy,I feel bad.She used to say She was proud of who she was and proud of her body curves.I just…..It bugs me she lied.But I understand why.
    This is not a hate comment but its not a supporting comment either.

  • Ali.

    I don’t know what to say.I’m not a Demi fan but I don’t wish anything bad on her.I don’t wish anything on her.I know that sounds rude but I just don’t feel anything about this or her.I don’t want to lie and say something I don’t mean.
    I’m just emotionless.Well….actualy,I feel bad.She used to say She was proud of who she was and proud of her body curves.I just…..It bugs me she lied.But I understand why.
    This is not a hate comment but its not a supporting comment either.

    I think she lied about loving her body to try and convince herself that she actually did.

  • jeffhardy
  • Princess Awesome

    she seems like a pretty messed up girl :\
    so sad

  • Anonimuss

    Nov 2, 2010 @ 05:18 pm
    kingofamerica said:
    Anonimuss said:

    Okay. How much is Demi’s Management paying OU to pimp this scandal out???

    We get it.
    It’s done.
    Wake me when her album’s out.

    _____

    “pimp this scandal out”? You seriously think this is all for publicity? Not one to comment on oceanup, but never have I seen someone so obnoxious..
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    Oh hell no. Don’t think the breakdown was PR, but I do think Demi’s management is or is going to start running down streets with this. They AND a lot of gossip sites just need to fuck off. The piece was said. That’s enough. No need to bring back old interviews for effect.

  • areyouonDOPE…

    They can depends on what kind of person you are.

  • jeffhardy

    more demi…….?

  • peacelovehearts

    *smokes some crack*

  • WakaWakaEhEh

    gOOGLE.

  • Anonimuss

    Okay. How much is Demi’s Management paying OU to pimp this scandal out???

    We get it.
    It’s done.
    Wake me when her album’s out.

  • putlimeinthecoconut

    oh wow.
    um… really?
    *blush*
    rofl anyway your icon is awesome <3
    _______
    hahahaha hm yep! how long you’ve been away from OU? lol anyway, thank you! paramore rocks!

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    omg ikr? i love them <3 & a while lmao.

  • dearstephh

    i feel for her.
    get better girly<3

  • joesgirlforver

    Som many rumor it is hard to believe what is true and what isn’t. I just hope Demi gets better and that is all that really matters

  • xSweetCandyxx

    I hope she get’s better soon =(

  • Taste.The.Rainbow

    awww Poor Demi, I hope she gets out soon. Can anyone see the videos on here?

  • hithere

    putlimeinthecoconut said:

    oh wow.
    um… really?
    *blush*
    rofl anyway your icon is awesome <3
    _______
    hahahaha hm yep! how long you’ve been away from OU? lol anyway, thank you! paramore rocks!

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    omg ikr? i love them <3 & a while lmao.
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    my favorite band! hahahahaha i see!

  • Diamondback

    GET WELL DEMI!

  • CoinBears

    There is no such thing as rehab for bullying. She’s in there because she cuts herself and/or has bulimia. Once she’s better, I hope she’ll use this as a platform and help other girls out there. So many girls feel like they need to be thin to be beautiful, and she can use her celebrity to help it be known that it’s unhealthy and can give you serious health implications.

  • esmeeart

    Okay and the old interviews for making everybody say “poor Demi”
    I’m sad for her. I just think she tried to convince herself: i’m fine, i love myself like i am but she started gym everyday.
    She just have to stop being friend with people like Miley Cyrus. Did she had problems like that when she was friend with Selena. BAD INFLUENCE from that bitch. And now she’s fine and Miley is flirting with Avan “sexy” Jogia.

  • putlimeinthecoconut

    ha bitch lost her icon.

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    lmfao, who?

  • putlimeinthecoconut

    putlimeinthecoconut said:
    That picture is depressing. She used to be so gorgeous.
    /:
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    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/13200000/R-Reinsdorf-2010-photosh

    http://www.newspolitics.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/demi-lovato2-horz

    Used to??!

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    mhmm, fair play but i just prefered dark hair for some reason :/ but she looks pretty either way <3

  • gottalent

    OKAY OKAY OU WE GET IT!!!!!!

  • drob

    imawesome. that’s what she gets

  • Britini95

    Words can hurt, but if you condition yourself to deal with life, it doesn’t effect you. Because people will always talk poorly of you, no matter who you are, no matter what career you have and no matter what you look like. The sooner you learn this, the better. I’m just glad Demi is getting help now, before she REALLY hurt herself. Cutting and bulimia/anorexia is an extremely dangerous combination.

  • caro0 cro0ssa

    it’s true, words hurt more, if someone hits you, it will go away, but if someone tells you something ofensive, it will stay in your heart forever.. you can never forget them! words hurt you emotionally, but if your best friend hits you and it hurts, she or he would hurt you physically and emotionaly…

  • gottalent

    DAM MEN …

  • joesgirlforver

    Yeah I can relate to how much words can hurt and the effect they have on people. I was bullied in school for all 3 years of Jr. High to the point where I would cry everyday in school. When I was at home I was happy all the time, but during school hours the only time I was happy was when I was with my two best friend. But in 8th grade we changed to tracks and every three months I wouldn’t see them for a month so I was always alone. My friends were so busy that I couldn’t see them outside of school. Bullying takes and emotional toll on you. It still hurts thinking about it.

  • hithere

    putlimeinthecoconut said:

    putlimeinthecoconut said:

    That picture is depressing. She used to be so gorgeous.
    /:
    _____
    what? she didnt die or something. oO

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    lmfao O_O i liked her old hair. xD
    ____
    but she is back with that hair now so.. oO hahaha

  • esmeeart

    She wanted to be thin just because of Sasha Pivovarova, Daria Werbowy, Abbey Lee Kershaw and the worst Kate Moss. All that paper’s doll who only eat an apple in the journey and who are called the most beautiful girls in the world by the magazines and other. And also she was called “the fat of disney”. People can be really mean.

  • WhoaxitsxBre

    Any idea why it’s not allowing me to upload my icon? It keeps saying this:

    •The selected file sites/default/files/tmp/Demi_0.gif could not be uploaded, because the destination sites/default/files/avatars/picture-35120.gif is not properly configured.
    •Failed to upload the picture image; the avatars directory doesn’t exist or is not writable

    Can someone please help me?

  • putlimeinthecoconut

    but she is back with that hair now so.. oO hahaha

    oh wow.
    um… really?
    *blush*
    rofl anyway your icon is awesome <3

  • Britini95

    I agree 100% with you. I hope she will help others through her experience. It helps if someone who actually went through it talks about it, not just a sympathizer.

  • luvcookies97

    i have to say it. :/ I honestly think Demi needs Selena in her life right now. Someone who can relate to her and be keep her grounded and be there for her. Miley is also going through some rough times right now with her parents divorce. It would be nice if all the girls could be there for each other right now.

  • hithere

    putlimeinthecoconut said:

    but she is back with that hair now so.. oO hahaha

    oh wow.
    um… really?
    *blush*
    rofl anyway your icon is awesome <3
    _______
    hahahaha hm yep! how long you’ve been away from OU? lol anyway, thank you! paramore rocks!

  • Britini95

    When was this picture taken? recently or before when she dyed her hair black the first time? She looks really skinny in this picture…

  • VIVA glam

    words do hurt. i truly feel for her. i just wish i could show her how beautiful she is inside and out. in my eyes, her body is fine. i despise anyone who has called her “fat.”

    i know that damn well. i have heard my mom talking on the phone saying everything she hates about me. but to my face, she would never say those things. gossip and name calling (especially when it comes from your own mother) can really make you feel down on yourself.

  • JBinsider

    Demi punched her backup dancer in the face on the plane in Colombia when she was not looking. She punched her because the dancer had told management about Demi smoking weed the night before. She punched her in front of nearly 40 witnesses. The truth will come out. Demi is the BULLY.

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  • putlimeinthecoconut

    That picture is depressing. She used to be so gorgeous.
    /:

  • hithere

    i love demi
    hoping she gets better soon. <3

  • drob

    you people are so stupid.

  • hithere

    putlimeinthecoconut said:

    That picture is depressing. She used to be so gorgeous.
    /:
    _____
    what? she didnt die or something. oO

  • Princess Awesome

    <3 her
    she’ll be ok, things will get better eventually

  • Anonimuss

    Nov 2, 2010 @ 05:29 pm
    putlimeinthecoconut said:
    That picture is depressing. She used to be so gorgeous.
    /:
    ==================

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/13200000/R-Reinsdorf-2010-photoshoot-demi-lovato-13243017-600-400.jpg

    http://www.newspolitics.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/demi-lovato2-horz.jpg

    Used to??!

  • drob

    ha bitch lost her icon.

  • MissSarah

    I wanna hug her.

  • CoinBears

    Demi was never cut out for this life. But, she’s in it, and at least she’s getting help.

  • putlimeinthecoconut

    putlimeinthecoconut said:

    That picture is depressing. She used to be so gorgeous.
    /:
    _____
    what? she didnt die or something. oO

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    lmfao O_O i liked her old hair. xD

  • woaahhhh

    I feel really bad for her
    wish there was something I could do
    :'(

  • Sarcasm was always intended

    aww demi
    YOUR GONNA MAKE ME CRY srsly

  • ftskatie

    love you demi<3

  • tessa-skylar

    words are the only things that can hurt me. but i don’t usually complain because life is life, so i wont elaborate on here.
    and ftskatie, your icon is killin me

  • mattjac0bs

    damn demi. |:
    i feel so bad for her, hope everythin will turn out better than ever for her.

  • taniele brazil

    eu não sei oque seria de mim e do brasil todo se você não existisse você é a nossa estrela , nos amamos você com todas as nossas forças e você sempre apoiou a todos e agora chegou nossa vez de te ajudar , você vai ter força pra superar isso nos sabemos que você será forte e irá voltar com mais força ainda oramos por você ,e so te queremos bem nois queremos seu sorriso lindo denovo nois iluminando a cada dia e que nada apague ele você é diva pra gente e não sei oque fariamos sem você então força você vai melhorar e vai fazer os seus shows que você cancelou , e todos os seus fãs estão torcendo por você mnha diva lembre-se não importa oque aconteça você pode sempre contar com agente pro que der &&. vier você é insubstituivel e a cada momento que passa te amamos mais & mais , e nada vai fazer o nosso amor por você acabar saiba que aqui no brasil você tem os melhores fãs do mundo aqueles que sempre iram te apoiar, demi melhore logo! s2

  • bananapancakesplease

    I just….

    No comment.

  • peacenlove

    i love you dems <3

  • LesleyrockLovesJonas

    Hope she gets better <3<3
    And I agree! Words DOES hurt!

  • peacenlove

    i love your icon