When Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to Kesha during her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke, many people were impressed by her generosity and support. Demi Lovato, however, was not one of those people — she took to Twitter to air her thoughts on the matter, writing, "Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I'll be impressed."
In a new interview with Refinery29, Demi elaborated, saying, "My thing is, don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don't do the work. I have an immense amount of respect for women like Lena Dunham ... or Beyoncé, who make amazing political statements through their work."
While simply identifying as a feminist may not earn Demi's respect, that doesn't mean it's without value — I mean, it certainly beats the alternative.
You can read the rest of Demi's interview at Refinery29.