Demi Lovato is setting the record straight on the comments she made regarding Taylor Swift's $250,000 donation to Kesha, insisting that she didn't mean to criticize. Despite a series of tweets Sunday (Feb. 21) seemingly directed at the "Shake It Off" singer, the 22-year-old says she was just "fired up" over the situation.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Demi shared an infographic about sexual assault, and said she wanted the focus to remain on the victims and nothing else.
As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn't say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They're more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it's okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.
"As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn't say," Demi wrote.
The Confident singer continued to express her support to victims of sexual and physical abuse, adding: "All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference."
It was previously suggested that Demi had criticised Taylor on Sunday evening, after writing: "Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I'll be impressed."
She made the comments after it emerged that Taylor had donated $250,000 to Kesha to "help with any of her financial needs during this trying time". Taylor is just one of many stars to lend their support to Kesha during her ongoing legal battle, although she is yet to speak out about the issue.
Kesha filed a lawsuit against her producer Dr Luke in October 2014, saying that he has been abusive to her since she signed with him at the age of 18. He has denied the allegations, and Kesha has been unable to record new music for two years as she refuses to work with him.
thank you for all the support in my legal case animals. i love all of you. it's meant the world to me. xoxo pic.twitter.com/arHNPSxFs8
— kesha (@KeshaRose) February 18, 2016
On Friday, a New York judge denied Kesha a court injunction that would have allowed her to record music outside her record label, and the hashtag #FreeKesha quickly started trending on Twitter.
The support has not gone unnoticed by the 28-year-old, who tweeted to thank fans for their messages, writing: "Thank you for all the support in my legal case animals. I love all of you. It's meant the world to me. Xoxo".