This week, Lizzo
reputation as a champion of self-love by ensuring that Demi Lovato
is not misgender.
Lizzo discussed her plans for the 2021 Jazz Fest in New Orleans
, where she is scheduled to perform this fall, in a short video posted to Twitter
When asked by a reporter if she plans to share the stage with Lovato, who is also on the lineup for the October event, the three-time Grammy
winner made it clear that her pal is nonbinary.
After the person repeatedly misgendered Lovato by using the pronouns
“she” and “her,” Lizzo responded with a polite and unflinching correction.
“Demi prefers to be addressed as ‘they,'” she explained.
“Demi goes by ‘they’” — Lizzo corrects a paparazzi
who misgendered Demi pic.twitter.com/p9PVff08PL — Demi Lovato News
(@justcatchmedemi) July 1, 2021
When Lovato found out about the exchange, they expressed their appreciation by posting the video to their Instagram
“You fucking queen, I love you,” Lovato wrote, as seen in a screenshot obtained by People
The video had received over 900,000 views as of Friday afternoon, thanks to coverage in Entertainment Weekly
, and other publications.
Lovato announced her gender identity
as nonbinary in May, telling fans
on Instagram that the term “best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and am still discovering.”
“I’m doing this for those out there who haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones,” the “Heart Attack
” singer wrote. “Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending you so much love.”
Lovato appears to have found a new love.
On Wednesday, the pop star was photographed holding hands with Noah Cyrus at the premiere event for “Space
Jam: A New Legacy,” which was held at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles
. The pair collaborated on the song “Easy,” which appears on Lovato’s latest album, “Dancing with the Devil
... The Art of Starting Over.”