Demi Lovato has never shied away from saying exactly what she thinks, even if what she thinks "will get [her] in trouble." In her new Glamour cover story, she opens up about a number of subjects, including sexuality and sobriety, but she also takes the opportunity to call out Taylor Swift and her ubiquitous squad.
Earlier this year, Demi made it clear that she wasn't impressed by Taylor's donation to help cover Kesha's legal fees — she explained that she found more value in women speaking out about issues, rather than "throw[ing] money at one person."
In the Glamour interview, she echoes that sentiment, saying, "I’m not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work." She then shifts her attention entirely to Taylor and says:
To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like and what they should be like, and it’s not real.
When she's reminded that, uh, there are a lot of different types of "normal bodies," she returns to what she perceives as Taylor's faux feminism and says:
It’s not realistic. And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment. We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, Am I content with calling myself a feminist? Yes, because I speak out.
You can read the rest of her interview at Glamour.