During an appearance on Jameela Jamil's podcast, I Weigh, on Friday, the singer explains that she's been through worse things in life than being the subject of the internet's rage.
"I’ve been canceled so many times, I can’t even count. ... the hashtag #DemiIsOverParty, that whole thing," Lovato said per Yahoo News. "[It] just doesn't even affect me anymore."
Demi has had several run-ins with the wrong side of stan culture. Although this conversation was recorded before the incident, the "Demi Is Over Party" was reignited earlier this month when fans thought they found Lovato's finsta. The profile was full of posts aimed at Selena Gomez, causing outrage from fans.
Yet a source close to the singer told Insider that there are "several fake and doctored posts" floating around the internet.
"It's unfortunate that people are finding time to attack others when the world has far bigger issues to focus on at the moment," the source added.
Because of frivolous incidents like this, Lovato went on to tell Jamil that cancel culture isn't a real thing. If the movement was truly effective then there would be a lot of people denied accolades and recognition, she added.
"One, it’s not real. I don’t think anyone was ever officially canceled, otherwise, certain people wouldn’t have Grammys, wouldn’t have Oscars ... certain people wouldn't be where they are in their positions," Lovato said before questioning why these movements aren't coupled with compassion.
"Where is the forgiveness culture?" she continued. "There are some people, if you have used up your second and third chances with a certain topic, you’re canceled and you should stay canceled. But if you mess up and you apologize and come forward and say 'I’ve learned from this,' then let that be an example for other people so they can change too. ... Cancel culture will not work unless people have some sort of mercy."