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Demi Lovato roasted on Twitter after mom jokes about Zika virus

Lovato says she wasn't laughing at her mom's joke at all.


Colette Bennett


Published Aug 13, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 6:37 am CDT

Demi Lovato has issued a public apology via Twitter after posting a Snap of her mother joking about the Zika virus.

Lovato posted a video to her Snapchat story of her mother, Dianna Hart, who said “Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus,” on camera. Hart was holding what appears to be a cocktail. Lovato can be heard laughing in the background, and she added the laughing (or joy) emoji to the post.

Offended at the idea that Lovato enjoyed the joke, fans got the hashtag #DemiLovatoIsOverParty to trend after word of the video got out. Lovato, however, seemed unfazed by them and addressed their efforts in a series of tweets.

Lovatics, as her fans are known, also seemed to get a kick out of the trending topic, posting their own responses into it.

Another day, another Twitter drama, folks.

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*First Published: Aug 13, 2016, 4:58 pm CDT