Pop singer and actress Demi Lovato announced in a video on Tuesday to her 55 million followers that she now seeks to be referred to as “nonbinary” and use the pronouns “they/them.”
“Living in the fourth dimension means existing consciously in both time and space,” Lovato said, assuming the role of a Twitter shaman providing digital ayahuasca to her audience. “But for me, it means having conversations that transcend the typical discourse. I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you.”
“Over the past year and a half, I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work,” Lovato continued. “And through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as nonbinary. With that said, I’ll officially be changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering.”
Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity & chance to be who we want & wish to be. I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, & everything in between. pic.twitter.com/HSBcfmNruo
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 19, 2021
Upon the announcement, CBS News ran with the headline, “Demi Lovato announces they are non-binary and changing their pronouns,” putting forth the notion that a person can identify as or even be multiple people. Glamour Magazine likewise did a victory lap upon hearing the artist’s declaration, touting her words as “powerful.” According to USA Today, “Lovato’s coming out video was similarly empowering.”
Lovato, 28, came out as “pansexual” recently on the most famous podcast in the United States, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” “I’m so fluid now,” Lovato told Rogan, “and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was, like, super closeted off.”
What better way to assist an entertainment career than to affirm leftist talking points on gender and sex? Lovato’s stunt should be a nice boost for her podcast she launched in March. After several years of rehab and her image evolving away from family-friendly child star, this revelation once again centers the spotlight squarely on Lovato.
Worse, Lovato’s announcement harms young women and communicates a false narrative about human biology by denying the differences between men and women that make them unique. As Abigail Shrier, author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” writes in the Wall Street Journal, faulty gender doctrine wages a “war on women.”
“Part of the reason women have been reluctant to object to these incursions into their hard-won rights has to do with embarrassment at acknowledging our biological differences, which some leading feminists have denied for years,” Shrier writes. “But women are biologically different from men, as the chromosomes in every cell of our bodies readily testify. (How absurd that this is necessary to point out.)”
Lovato may earn plaudits from the left for her determinations, but her promulgating of erroneous gender theory confuses young girls and emboldens activists seeking to blur the lines between truth and lies.