Demi Lovato, The Risks Of Teen Stardom

LA Times wrote an article about Demi Lovato‘s breakdown: Parry Aftab, a lawyer who specializes in cyber safety and crime: ‘In the past, superstars could live in an ivory tower. Now, they are connected 24/7 to things people want to say about them and you have people saying nasty things whenever they can. As a teen

girl, you still have the issues with body image and self-esteem, so when you add that in with Twitter & Facebook, a million people are saying you got fat last week on YouTube and you’re Googling yourself, it can be horribly overwhelming.’

longtime friend Selena Gomez appears to have avoided the traps of celebrity and took the lesson of the Mouse House boot camp to heart. In public, she appears poised and gracious and uses discretion on Twitter, where she mostly writes about work-related issues.

Selena: ‘I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show.’

Demi didn’t exercise the same restraint, offering personal revelations on Twitter, which she deleted without explanation. Her messages suggest she was letting the online rock-throwers get to her. She wrote sarcastically in October: ‘I love how some gossip sites deliberately post pictures with disgusting angles of me.‘ Full article HERE.

  • AnonLovesPretzels

    I love how some gossip sites deliberately post pictures with disgusting angles of me

  • Gearsarealwaysturning

    You should feel guilty OU. That tweet of dem was so about you. Oh, and…I am happy selena uses her twitter the way she does. She is smart.

  • dmimima

    Fame isn’t meant for everyone. It’s not Disneys, Joe Jonas, Ashley Greene or the random dancers fault that Demi Lovato can’t handle fame. It’s a tough industry to get involved with obviously. And there’s some people that handle it gracefully ( Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift even Miley to a certain extent.) While others have breakdowns, end up as coke addicts (Lindsay Lohan and now Demi)

    Just because your talented doesn’t mean you should be famous. People are ALREADY in these celebrities business 24/7 why would you make it worse by telling everyone in the world where you are and what your doing EVERY five minutes. So that people can analyze it and make up rumors and leave you hate comments? I can appreciate Selena for just using her Twitter to promote her music, movies and show etc.

    I think it’s fine to give a tiny dose of what your doing personally like Taylor Swift or Katy Perry does because being a fan you like to feel like these celebrities are somewhat like us, but when all you twitter is your personal life, like Demi’s was that’s obviously going to start problems.

    I hope Demi gets the help she needs, and then goes back to being a normal girl. Because she can’t handle this lifestyle.

    To be a celebrity you have to have the “I’m the shit” mentality. Like Miley. If not you’re going to wanna kill yourself with all the haters that come along with that career.

  • IfOnlyIWereBlue

    Phoebe said:

    WHAT THE HELL? since when are psychologists Selena stans? LOL anyway I think celebrity twitter really is ABOUT connecting with your fans and not about: yeah, here’s my next show buy tickets to make me richer peace. So I think Demi was waaayy better than Selena on twitter?

    Demi will get herself back together she definately has the potential to become a non-disney related star<3
    ————————-
    I agree with you 200%.

  • twycgnb

    it’s okay to connect with fans. but in moderation.

    anyway, hopefully Demi will be back to her usual self soon.

  • sweet pea

    i have faith in demi that she will get better. (:

  • Moonbeam

    Funny how media were praising Demi just two weeks ago.
    In Hollywood things can change quickly. Don’t want to say anything bad about anybody, but how would they know that e.g. Selena or Taylor don’t have an eating disorder? It’s not that anybody knew with Demi.

  • Gearsarealwaysturning

    Nov 6, 2010 @ 10:02 am
    Moonbeam said:
    Funny how media were praising Demi just two weeks ago.
    In Hollywood things can change quickly. Don’t want to say anything bad about anybody, but how would they know that e.g. Selena or Taylor don’t have an eating disorder? It’s not that anybody knew with Demi.
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    I think everyone saw it coming with her “lets work out hard till you pass out!!!!! ” Or her song about anorexia…or when she posted that pic of her “lunch” that were like 2 cookies…Or her “today i ran 2384 miles at 3 am yay”

  • skibbieee

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-9MdnhKLTg

    watch the demi support video! <3

  • livelifelovewhatever

    i really hope demi gets better she seems so nice but she ovesly has problems but i think that when she comes back she’ll be stronger get well soon >3

  • anthea

    selena is all promotion

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  • taylorllama

    demi I thought you were stronger than that.
    and you go selena!

  • DavidArchiefan

    She looks so cute in that pic.I hope she gets well

  • mels

    Errr… every time I see her picture on a post, I think it’s an actual update about her and get excited!

  • Phoebe

    WHAT THE HELL? since when are psychologists Selena stans? LOL anyway I think celebrity twitter really is ABOUT connecting with your fans and not about: yeah, here’s my next show buy tickets to make me richer peace. So I think Demi was waaayy better than Selena on twitter?

    Demi will get herself back together she definately has the potential to become a non-disney related star<3

  • AnonLovesPretzels

    Phoebe said:

    WHAT THE HELL? since when are psychologists Selena stans? LOL anyway I think celebrity twitter really is ABOUT connecting with your fans and not about: yeah, here’s my next show buy tickets to make me richer peace. So I think Demi was waaayy better than Selena on twitter?

    Demi will get herself back together she definately has the potential to become a non-disney related star<3
    ------------------
    I don’t know about you, but I’d rather know when someone is performing than what they ate for breakfast.

  • wishfulthinkingalway

    i agree with some of your arguement. It’s nice that Demi does use her twitter to connect with her fans on a personal level. But she should know that people will manipulate anything she says since she is a celebrity. Most of her tweets are funny and random and ok but when she starts getting into her emotions and starts “tweeting” personal feelings it is an easy target for bullies and haters. And she has an amazing privilige that she can write songs about how she feels that people will listen too. I think if she channeled all of her feeling into her music like she does on twitter people will be able to connect with her even more. I am a big fan of Demi and i know one day she will become a non-disney related star that will have an a great career.

  • TraceSTAN

    Phoebe said:

    WHAT THE FUCK? since when are psychologists Selena stans? LOL anyway I think celebrity twitter really is ABOUT connecting with your fans and not about: yeah, here’s my next show buy tickets to make me richer peace. So I think Demi was waaayy better than Selena on twitter?

    Demi will get herself back together she definately has the potential to become a non-disney related star<3

    LMAO Celeb twitter is about PROMOTION only, all this “connection with fans” is desperation marketing 101. Celebs that use twitter are PATHETIC, Twitter is fun as a networking device for teenagers but there’s something a bit undignified about celebs using it. Particularly celebrities who seem to be marketing themselves by talking to each other in public. Pick up phone or text them loser if they are your friend. Oh, and I don’t give a rat’s ass what you ate for breakfast d-list celeb loser.

  • gymnastlovee95

    aww :'( i feel really bad for demi & just hope that she can pull her life back together.
    <3prayingfordemi<3

  • sophieee

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  • Entertainmentlove

    +_0

  • MissSarah

    i wonder what shes doing right know.

  • JocelynGeee

    That’s why Selena never post’s good things on Twitter.