Demi Lovato recently shared a message on Social Media warning her fans against hair or other image altering practices.
The beloved superstar told her legions of fans about the hidden dangers of celebrity fan art on social media.
Demi wrote on Instagram that fans who engage in celebrity image editing may "reinforce impossible beauty standards".
Demi's worried because "sometimes fan art can seem harmless" when it's really not.
She said fans need to "be careful if you're constantly editing your idol's pictures" and images. Demi understands the importance of authenticity.
Demi explained how constant image altering sets the groundwork for false definitions of true physical beauty.
Recently she showed an unedited photo of herself in a bikini on Instagram and pointed out her cellulite.
Demi posted "This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!!"
Demi explained the "bikini pics were edited - and I hate that I did that (but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me."
She said "This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards."
The superstar has good reasons for warning her fans that overly edited celebrities create unrealistic illusions.
Demi has shared how she struggles with loving herself and her body exactly as it is.
Some of the most stunning celebrities edited by fans appear even more beautiful than they are in real life.
This creates impossible standards for average people to try and achieve.
Demi knows better than anyone how hard it is to make peace with your authentic hair, body and self.
People who aren't celebrities won't see their idols as being human.
They may compare themselves to their idol's public photos.
Unfortunately they don't realize the celebrities photos have been altered to create unrealistic images.
Photo shopped or FaceTuned accounts of already beautiful celebrities are popping up everywhere.
Celebrities or Social Media stars appear with deliberately altered hair, skin, make-up, and body images.
The current trend of retouching images of beautiful celebrities to remove bad hair, skin or bodies is alarming.
It's changing reality.
Demi believes it sets unrealistic standards for any normal person to live up to in their own lives.
These unrealistic expectations of perfect hair, skin, teeth and body may trigger depression. Or perpetual self-hate in impressionable youth or other people struggling with maintaining their own healthy image.
Learning to love yourself and your body is key for developing a happy life. Demi wants to spread that very important message.Kudos to her for always being true to herself and her fans.
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