Pop star Demi Lovato, who last year said she attended church again and then stepped out as a pansexual, revealed her short haircut was her way of breaking free from “gender norms and of sexuality “imposed by the Christian culture of the south. .
Lovato shared his thoughts on hair and Christian culture in the South on “The Drew Barrymore Show”.
She explained that she chose to cut her hair really short after getting tired of trying to be the stereotypical “sexy female pop star” and the models she said were placed “as Christian of the South “.
“And when I cut my hair,” Lovato explained, “I felt so liberated because I didn’t subscribe to an ideal or a belief imposed on me to be something that I’m not.”
The interview promoted Lovato’s new YouTube series and latest album, both titled “Dancing with the Devil”.
The phrase is her description of her journey and recovery from drug addiction.
“I was dancing with the devil, out of control / I almost reached heaven / it was closer than you think / I was playing with the enemy, I was betting with my soul / it’s so hard to tell ‘no’ / when you dance with the devil, “the former Disney star sings in the chorus of the song.” Pray for better days to come and wash away this pain / Could you please forgive me? / Lord, I’m sorry I danced with the devil.
In the interview with Barrymore, Lovato revealed that she is the “happiest” she has ever been.
“If you don’t like it, fine,” she argued. “But if it does spark a conversation and raise awareness, take the stigma out of the things I’m talking about, then that’s what I want is just opening up people’s perspectives and changing the conversation about recovery as well.”
In early 2020, Lovato announced that she was attending church and developing her relationship with God since she nearly died of an overdose in July 2018.
The 28-year-old was also baptized in 2019 in the Jordan River and celebrated her experience on Instagram.
“There is something absolutely magical about Israel. I have never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God… something that I have been missing for a few years now, ”Lovato wrote. “To be baptized in the Jordan River, the same place Jesus was baptized, I have never felt so renewed in my life.
In a recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, she came out as a “pansexual” who is drawn to “everything, really”.
“I felt a lot of shame because growing up in Texas as a Christian is frowned upon,” she said, referring to her sexual attraction to women. “Any attraction I ever had to a woman at a young age, I closed it before I even let myself take in what I was feeling.”
Lovato, who broke her engagement in 2020, told Rogan she was now “too gay to marry a man” and didn’t know “if that was going to change”.