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Demi Lovato's Free Trip To Israel For Insta Posts Ended Just The Way You'd Expect

"This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me."

Demi Lovato wants the world to know her recent holiday was a “spiritual experience” and most definitely not a “political statement.” 

The singer took to Instagram to defend her recent holiday to Israel after fans criticised her for failing to acknowledge the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict in her many social media posts.

Over the past few days, Lovato has posted a variety of images from her trip, including photos of her sightseeing and being baptised. In the caption, she wrote, “I was raised Christian and have Jewish ancestors…The trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul. I’m grateful for the memories made the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart.” 

Right after Lovato shared the photos, fans flooded Twitter and her comments section to tell the star she should have recognised the current situation, and some even accused her of taking a political stance on it. 

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

In a story, Lovato wrote, “I’m extremely frustrated. I accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts. No one told me there would be anything wrong with going on that I could possibly be offending anyone.”

“With that said, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt or offended anyone, that was not my intention. Sometimes people present you with opportunities and no one tells you the potential backlash you could face in return.”

Credit: Instagram

“This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT and now I realise it hurt people and for that I’m sorry. Sorry I’m not more educated, and sorry for thinking the trip was just a spiritual experience.” 

“Going against all advice right now and apologising because it feels right to me and I’d rather get in trouble for being authentic to myself, than staying quiet to please other people. I love my fans, all of them, from all over,” Lovato wrote.

Yikes. Sounds like Demi’s drama is a friendly reminder to stay woke and always educate yourself before going hard with your vacay on Instagram.

A Quick History Of 'Clueless' Star Stacey Dash’s Problematic Behaviour

This isn't the first time she's found herself making headlines for the wrong reasons.

Earlier today, police reported that Clueless actress Stacey Dash had been arrested for domestic battery after an incident involving her husband occurred over the weekend.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ cops were called to Dash’s home after she got into an argument with her new husband Jeffrey Marty “and allegedly put hands on him.” Sources say Dash “allegedly pushed and slapped him and that’s when officers arrived.” TMZ state authorities also “saw scratches on his left arm.”

Credit: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office via AP

Since then, sources close to Dash claim she acted in self defence and in a 911 call obtained by TMZ, the actress can be heard telling the operator she had been assaulted by her husband. 

It sounds like an extremely traumatic ordeal, but sadly, it’s not the first time Dash has found herself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. In fact, the 52-year-old actress is well-known for stirring up controversy with her polarising political views.

In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dash called out fellow conservative Caitlyn Jenner for using women’s bathrooms. “OK, then go in the bushes. I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law,” she said. “So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”

Later, she threw shade at Lady Gaga for using the Born This Way Foundation to promote her “liberal agenda.” During the interview, Dash also made a number of controversial statements about feminism. “Stop trying to be men. Let’s be women. And let’s let men be men. Let’s empower them to be men, because I feel like they’re falling away,” she said. 

The same year, Dash appeared on Fox News where she called fellow actress Jada Pinkett Smith “ludicrous” for suggesting black people should boycott the Oscars because of the lack of representation.

“We have to make up our minds; either we want to have segregation or integration,” she said. “If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards, and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.” 

Dash later said she feels as though “there shouldn’t be a Black History Month,” because “we’re American; that’s it.”

Over the years, Dash has experienced her fair share of drama in her personal life, as well as her public life. The actress, who has been married four times, has opened up about being molested as a child by a family friend, struggling with addiction, and being with physically and emotionally abusive partners. 

It sounds like there’s a fair amount of trauma going on beneath the surface for Stacey Dash. We can only hope her recent arrest allows her to find the peace and happiness she needs. 

If you, or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, abuse, or domestic violence, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support services.

Robert De Niro Proves He Truly DGAF, Drops Multiple F-Bombs On Live TV

De Niro continues his campaign against Trump.

At the ripe age of 76, and with an acting career spanning over 50 years, it appears that Robert De Niro has officially reached a point in his life where he truly DGAF.

Don’t mess with De Niro. Credit: Giphy

Case in point: his recent interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter.

Speaking about Donald Trump, De Niro said, “this guy should not be President. Period.” When Stelter hit back and told De Niro the “folks at Fox” come after him for those kinds of comments, he wasn’t shy in his response.

“F*ck em,” he said. “F*ck em.”

De Niro apologises for swearing, and Stelter reminds the actor that “this is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning.”

When Stelter asks De Niro why he chooses to use such profane language, he responds, “We are in a moment in our lives in this country where this guy is like a gangster. He’s come a long, he’s said things, done things.”

“We say over and over again, ‘This is terrible, we’re in a terrible situation, we’re in a terrible situation.’ And this guy keeps going on and on without being stopped.”

It’s not the first time De Niro has made his thoughts about Trump known. In 2016, the actor released a video during the President’s election campaign calling him “an idiot, a national disaster, an embarrassment to this country…this fool, this bozo.”

Tell us how you really feel, Rob. Credit: Giphy

The actor received a standing ovation at the 2018 Tony Awards when he said “I’m gonna say on thing. F*ck Trump.” This eventually caught the attention of Trump, who tweeted, “Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies.”

“I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk,’” he added. Later, he simply tweeted, “Wake Up Punchy!” 

Credit: Twitter

Yikes. It sounds like these two won’t be catching up for cookies and milk any time soon.

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