TBPH: Demi Lavato sent her fans a harsh message regarding social media

To be perfectly honest, Demi Lavato (and other stars) have sent their fans some pretty harsh and negative silent messages regarding social media and bullying.
Everybody gets bullied.

That's life.

Earlier this week, Lavato must have had enough with whatever it was that not-so-lovatic fans were tweeting, because she blew it up in larger-than-life proportions by "shutting down" for just a little under 24 hours.

 image curtesy of @ddlavato

image curtesy of @ddlavato

But, seriously, what kind of message is she truly sending to her fans? 

Yes, it's okay to silently stop tweeting or just be plain inactive from social media for however much time you need. Demi took it just a little too far.

Again, bullying is something we have experienced.

What was it that we were all (hopefully) taught to deal with it?


Don't get sucked in to all that shit.

See? Simple.

Instead of teaching her fans to give in to the negative comments, etc. Lavato should have sent a better message other just to shut down and hide under your pillows and comforter with your favorite Starbucks drink.

Now, I am NOT a celebrity (to which, I am super thankful for) and I am not as active on social media, but it is also not EXPECTED of me. Demi Lavato has power to inspire so many of her own generation as well as the generations to follow.

We need to teach those generations that social media is a lot like going to school.

Everyone knows who you are, and some have good things and some have bad things to say about you.



Whatever choices we make, whatever bad blood comes between us.





Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.