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Demi Lovato criticized over election tweet

Demi Lovato is facing criticism over a message she posted on Twitter about President-elect Donald Trump and Tuesday's (08Nov16) election.

Shortly after the Republican was elected the 45th President, Demi referenced Trump's misogynist comments leaked from a decade-old, off-camera Access Hollywood interview last month (Oct16), in which he joked his celebrity allowed him to get away with inappropriately touching women.


Trump critic Lovato, who supported the new leader-to-be's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton throughout the election campaign, quoted the controversial statement as she remarked on the results, but the tweet was met with a barrage of criticism, with many of her fans accusing her of not taking the election seriously, calling the post distasteful. Demi subsequently removed the message and apologized.


"I apologize for the joke I made earlier... seemed to offend some people," she wrote. "Just making light of the election."


On Monday (07Nov16), Demi tweeted her support for Clinton, writing, "#IVotedBecause I believe in equality, we need comprehensive immigration reform, I am pro-choice and global warming IS real. #ImWithHer."


"Personally #ImWithHer, but regardless - it's so important that all Americans vote tomorrow no matter what," she continued.


The latest Demi-related controversy comes a month after she announced she would be taking an extended hiatus next year following comments she made about Taylor Swift in a new interview with Glamour magazine.


During the discussion, Demi slammed her fellow singer for "tearing Katy Perry down" while promoting her hit single Bad Blood, a song reportedly written about the pop divas' infamous feud.


When Swift fans caught wind of Lovato's remarks, they attacked the 24-year-old online, prompting Demi to defend herself against the heavy criticism.