Demi Lovato Apologizes For Joking About Zika Virus On Social Media

Posted on Sun Aug 14th, 2016 9:20am PDT       By X17 Staff


You’d think that Demi Lovato would have learned when to put a cork in it, but apparently not!

In a Snapchat video posted on Friday, Lovato’s mom, Dianna Hart, jokes, “Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus,” and you can then hear Lovato giggling in the background. The 23-year-old singer must have realized how inappropriate the remark was, because she later deleted the clip and apologized on Twitter.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory earlier this year, and there has been concern about the virus spreading all over the world due to tens of thousands of people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

“In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night,” she tweeted on Saturday. “I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand. Deepest apologies. If you watch everything I do, you’re still a fan. I ain’t goin nowhere bitches. … It’s an awesome feeling when you’re so content with life and yourself that hate doesn’t affect you.. Feeling’ good y’all.”

Um, does she realize maybe that she’s getting “hate” because she shared a completely insensitive remark? Just a thought!

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