Demi Lovato Goes After Locally Owned Froyo Shop Because She Was Triggered By “Guilt Free” Options
This sounds like an SNL sketch, but it actually happened. Demi Lovato went after a locally owned Frozen Yogurt shop called, The Big Chill, because she felt triggered by their messaging.
In the store, they had advertisements for “GUILT FREE” options. Lovato claims this was extremely triggering for her. So triggering that she walked out of the shop without a drop of froyo.
She wrote on her Instagram account, “THIS SCREAMS DIET CULTURE AND I WON’T BE GASLIT.”
She also shared screenshots of her DMs with the yogurt shop. They wrote back to her insane message with, “We are not diet vultures. We cater to all of our customers [sic] needs for the past 36 years. We are sorry you found this offensive.”
To which Demi responded with, “The whole experience was triggering and awful.”
Unfortunately for Demi, not many people were on her side in this battle. Many users pointed out that the guilt free options were mainly sugar-free/gluten-free offerings. They also called out Demi for trying to attack a small business over something so trivial.
Demi responded to the hate during a recent Instagram Live video, and she didn’t really apologize, she just kinda talked about how the messaging should be clearer…
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.
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.
I think the messaging was clear, and if you can’t walk inside a restaurant and see the words “guilt free” without being triggered, then perhaps you need more counseling.
And I say that with care, not with sarcasm.