March 27, 2014 7:06am PT by THR Staff
Demi Lovato Stops Fans From Sending Death Threats to Kathy Griffin
Warning to Twitter users: Do not upset the Demi Lovato fandom.
Kathy Griffin had to learn that lesson the hard way when Lovatics flooded her Twitter account with death threats after the comedienne slammed the pop singer during an "ask me anything" session on Tuesday. When asked who is the "biggest douche celebrity" she's ever met, she called out Lovato (though misspelled), and mentioned her recent objection of Lady Gaga's controversial SXSW performance for glamorizing bulimia:
Probably Debbie Lovato Plus she should calm the f down bout Lady Gaga gettin barfed onRT @SamRedgrove: biggest douche celebrity you've met?— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 25, 2014
The outspoken stand-up personality then began sharing some of the mean-spirited sentiments from Lovato fans, including a screenshot of a response tweet that Lovato deleted:
Sharin a few actual tweets frm ppl who identify as @ddlovato fans.I DO understand these cant possibly represent the views frm all her fans— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 26, 2014
Lovato herself then had to intervene on Twitter, telling her fans, "This is going way too far." Read the full text below:
I love you guys so much but y'all gotta chill with sending hate towards other people. Regardless of what they say or do.. The cruel things some of you are saying can really, REALLY hurt people. It's called cyber-bullying and somethings should NEVER be wished upon EVER. No matter WHAT. It makes me so sad to see how mean people can really be after all I've spoken out about anti-bullying. Be an example for other haters. I know my #Lovatics are better than that. I really appreciate you guys always having my back but this is going way too far. Please spread not hate....