Apparently, Twitter is certainly on a roll this week! Before taking aim at Nicki Minaj after fellow female rapper Remy Ma killed her in a scornful diss track titled “ShETHER,” social media also had some harsh words to say about pop star Demi Lovato, after she allegedly claimed that she’s “1 percent African.”
Just recently, the singer shared her results of a recent DNA test, that revealed she is mostly Spanish, with Native American, Scandinavian, Irish, and British roots, with just a hint of African.
Lovato released a statement expressing, “Just thought it was cool and totally random, some of y’all are mean af. Twitter sucks, I didn’t mean to offend anyone.”
However, this of course, is not the first time Twitter has taken aim at the former Disney star. Prior to this, last June, the 24-year-old temporarily quit social media to avoid being harassed after revealing that she preferred Snapchat “because she doesn’t have to see what some of y’all say.” After less than 24 hours, she tweeted, “F— this. I’m back b—hes. And I’m coming back more honest than ever.”
According to a 2014 study, researchers found that roughly six million Americans who identify themselves as White were found to have African roots. Their findings were equivalent to roughly 3.5 percent of self-described White Americans having 1 percent or more African ancestry (with an African relative no further back than seven generations).
What do you think, Socialites, should Demi have kept that to herself, or do you think the internet is too mean?