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Fox News reports that Demi Lovato released a politically charged song on Tuesday called “Commander in Chief.”
“We were taught when we were young/ If we fight for what’s right there won’t be justice for just some/ We won’t give up, stand our ground/ We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down. Loud and proud, best believe/ We’ll still take knee/ while you’re Commander in Chief,” the singer belted in the new tune.
“I hope you realize this makes people that don’t have the same political views feel like they can’t listen to you anymore. We could care less what you post about politics but this song is going to at to [sic] far especially when the majority of your family is Republican,” one person commented on Instagram.
They added: “I’m personally ashamed to be a Lovatic right now but no matter how hard it is I’m not letting this song change my feelings about you especially after everything you have helped me with. I really hope this doesn’t ruin your career Demetria.”
“You do understand as a celebrity, I have a right to political views as well? Or did you forget that we aren’t just around to entertain people for our entire lives.. that we are citizens of the same country and we are humans with opinions as well?”
“The difference between me and the type of artist you WANT and EXPECT me to be, (but I’m sorry honey that will never BE me 😂) I literally don’t care if this ruins my career,” she declared. “This isn’t about that. My career isn’t about that. I made a piece of art that stands for something I believe in. And I’m putting it out even at the risk of losing fans.”
“I’ll take integrity in my work over sales any day. As much as I would like to be sad that I disappointed you, I’m too busy being bummed that you expect me, a queer Hispanic woman, to silence my views/beliefs in order to please my audience,” Lovato concluded.
Oh Cheesus Crust, don’t politicize music too! The woke never sleep… I guess.
I know everyone has their rights to express what they want and how they want (devoid of inciting violence of course) but good grief, just keep it out of the things the public enjoys as an escape from all the chaos.
Trust me, I love politics, I love to learn, and the art of argumentation/debate is fascinating to me… but that doesn’t mean I want to see it in my toast.
Do you catch my drift?
More from Fox News:
The cover art for the new release shows the 28-year-old wearing a mask with the word “Vote” on it. She reportedly plans to perform the song at the Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14.
In the chorus she sung, “Commander in Chief, honestly/ If I did the things you do, I couldn’t sleep/ Seriously, do you even know the truth?/ We’re in a state of crisis, people are dying/ While you line your pockets deep/ Commander in Chief /How does it feel to still be able to breathe?”