Demi Lovato, 28, is in hot water with fans over a recent photo of the star holding a Dr. Pepper Zero Sugar-branded microphone — just a month after the singer went to war with a frozen yogurt chain over its “triggering” sugar-free offerings.
One critic on Twitter — who did not use the singer’s preferred they/them pronouns after the performer recently came out as nonbinary — pointed out that “Cool for the Summer” interpreter “sure is ok with attacking diet culture unless the diet culture lines her pockets” and encouraged their fans to “stop trying to defend an unhinged adult woman.”
Another chimed in, “Oh the irony…holding a microphone with Dr Pepper zero logo after she tried to destroy a frozen yogurt place for having sugar free options.” “Lol so NOW she can pose with a zero sugar drink?” another tweeted alongside the speak-no-evil and thinking-face emojis.
Demi Lovato received lots of criticism when she was photographed holding the mic during an interview at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 27. A rep for her explained that “Demi was doing a promotional stop for the awards show as a good partner to iHeart,” per Page Six.