Demi Lovato calls Lizzo a “fucking queen” for defending their pronouns

Lizzo corrected a paparazzi photographer when they misgendered the singer

Demi Lovato has thanked Lizzo for defending their pronouns after a photographer misgendered them, calling her a “fucking queen”.

The R&B star was snapped by paparazzi wearing a top with Lovato’s face on it while out to dinner in LA.

One of the photographers asked Lizzo: “Is that a message to Demi? Should she reach out?” The musician replied: “They.” However, the photographer didn’t correct the pronouns they were using to refer to Lovato and asked again: “Have her contact your team?”

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Lizzo once again corrected them, saying: “Their team. Demi goes by they now.”

After a fan footage of the moment on social media, Lovato responded on her Instagram Story. “@lizzobeeating you fucking queen I love you,” they wrote. “Thank you.”

Lovato came out as non-binary and announced they identified with the pronouns they/them earlier this year. In a video at the time, they said: “Over the past year and a half, I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work. Through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary.

“I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression, and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering.”

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The pop star later told Jane Fonda during an episode of the actor’s programme Fire Drill Fridays that the patriarchy had held them back from coming out sooner.

“When I realised that, I thought, ‘What are the ways that the patriarchy has been holding me back?’,” they said. “And for me, it was putting me in a box telling [me], ‘You are a female, this is what you’re supposed to like, this is what you’re supposed to do, don’t dream bigger and don’t speak louder.’”

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