Demi Lovato has walked back her criticism of a Los Angeles area yogurt shop.
The “Confident” singer slammed The Big Chill on Instagram Sunday(April 18th), accusing the frozen yogurt shop of perpetuating diet culture by offering sugar-free and gluten-free items. She also shared screenshots of her DMs with the shop, which claimed, “We are not diet vultures. We cater to all of our customers needs for the past 36 years. We are sorry you found this offensive.”
Lovato went on Instagram Live Monday (April 19th) to explain that she didn’t realize that the “diet” and “health food” options were meant for customers with “specific health needs.”
She said, “My intentions were not to come in and bully a small business. That was not it. I walked in, was so triggered that I left without froyo and it made me really sad and that's just, that's all it was. And I wanted to talk about that.”
The Dancing with the Devil star continued, “If we can make this environment safer for everyone, including people that are in recovery from an eating disorder… while also giving froyo to vegans and people with diabetes, let's go. Let's f–king go. Let's do it. It just has to be clear.”