Demi Lovato took to Twitter on Saturday morning to apologize to anyone who may have felt offended by her recent joke about Zika virus on Snapchat.
The 23-year-old singer-actress faced a slew of criticism on social media after her since-deleted Snapchat video — which she shared on Friday night — was labeled as insensitive toward the outbreak currently affecting Brazil.
In the clip, Lovato’s mom Dianna Hart can be seen telling the camera, "Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus." Hart’s sentiment is then met with laughter from the “Cool for the Summer” songstress — a reaction that a lot of people are not happy about.
Shortly after the video was uploaded, the hashtag #DemiLovatoIsOverParty — which detailed fans’ negative feelings toward the Snapchat video — surfaced.
Earlier today, Lovato addressed the criticism in a series of tweets, starting with a post that reads: "In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night. I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand. Deepest apologies.”
The former “The X Factor” judge then revealed in a follow-up tweet that she wasn’t affected by the backlash caused by her recent Snapchat post. “It's an awesome feeling when you're so content with life and yourself that hate doesn't effect [sic] you.. Feelin' good y'all,” she wrote.
Lovato also added that she isn’t going to quit social media following the controversy. "If you watch everything I do, you're still a fan.. I ain't goin nowhere bitches,” she added in a tweet.
Last June, the “Camp Rock” alum announced that she was quitting social media, only to return 24 hours later with a vow to be "more honest than ever” with her fans.
"F--k this.. I'm back bitches. And I'm coming back more honest than ever," she tweeted at the time. "I love my Lovatics so f--king much...I love my Lovatics too much to leave them over some lame ass haters.. What was I thinking?!"
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