Demi Lovato called out a frozen yogurt shop in L.A. for “harmful messaging” and started the hashtag, “#dietculturevultures.”
Demi Lovato has started a hashtag to call out “diet culture vultures” in response to the Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop The Big Chill selling sugar-free cookies and “other diet foods” at the check-out counter.
“Finding it extremely hard to order froyo from [The Bigg Chill] when you have to walk past tons of sugar-free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter,” the singer posted on her Instagram story. “Do better please.”
She added that she’s using the hashtag “#dietculturevultures” to call out “harmful messaging from brands or companies that perpetuate a society that not only enables but praises disordered eating.”
Any time that I see somebody OD or even pass away that’s in the public eye, I immediately think, ‘that could have been you had you not been putting all this work in the last couple of years of your life. I feel like there’s times where I’ve even talked about feeling survivor’s guilt because you do ask yourself, well, why am I still here? And why are others not? It’s a challenging thing to get over but, ultimately, I had to realize that every day is a day that someone else doesn’t get. Every day that I’m here on this earth is a day that I need to be counting my blessings and just being appreciative and grateful. Also, it makes me want to live the best life I can possibly live knowing that others didn’t get the same chance that I did.