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Was Demi Lovato's bikini photo an encouraging declaration of her new healthy body image or a dangerous example to set for girls who are themselves battling with self-image issues?  When the Disney star – who has publicly declared that she has had issues with eating disorders – posted a photo of herself in a white bikini on Twitter, most fans came out in support but some critics felt that it was the wrong path to take to show off her new confidence.

Dodai Stewart from Jezebel wondered if Demi's new-found body confidence went beyond posting bikini pics on the internet. "Hopefully she also realizes it's a body made for thinking, laughing, nourishing and other stuff besides wearing a bathing suit," Dodai wrote earlier this week.

When asked about the criticism, Dr. Wendy Lader of S.A.F.E. Alternatives, told Celebuzz that she didn't think it really applied to this particular case.

"If it's meaningful to her that she's able to put herself out there and not care what people say or don't say then that is a coup for her and she's come a long way," Wendy noted. "So, if that's what she's doing for herself then all the more power to her."

Besides, Dr. Lader notes, people who are in the spotlight are always being criticized about their appearance. "People are always going to find the flaw or the negative, especially if you are a star," Wendy says. "She's a beautiful young woman, it's sad that there was any question whatsoever that she wouldn't be able to be in a bikini in front of people. It's sad that she had to go through that, I think it's wonderful that she's at that point now."

"I've been working so hard to get healthy and fit," Demi wrote on her Twitter. "I never thought I'd ever feel confident enough to ever to that. I'm excited how far I've come since being completely ashamed of my body. I never thought I'd ever feel confident enough to ever to that. I'm excited how far I've come since being completely ashamed of my body."

Dr. Lader is quick to point out that her support for Demi comes with one caveat: "I would assume – and I would hope – that she had talked with her treatment team about this." Since people often pick apart celebrities' bodies, posting a photo of yourself in a bikini for all the world to see could be dangerous for someone recovering from an eating disorder.

Luckily, everyone's reaction to Demi's bikini photos has been overwhelmingly positive. Fans have been posting sweet notes to Demi star and Jordin Sparks (who recently posted her own bikini photo on Twitter) sent words of encouragement to her fellow Disney star. "Work girl," Jordin tweeted at Demi. "You look amazing!"

Demi checked into a treatment center for eating disorders, self-harm and a bipolar disorder in November. She was released from in-patient treatment in January and left her hit Disney show, Sonny with a Chance, to focus on her recovery.

Do you think it was good for Demi to post her bikini photo on the internet? Sound off in the comments.

 

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  • williamhickswi
    williamhickswi

    Hello, im williamhickswi

  • Hayley
    Hayley

    honestly she looks amazing her body looks great much better than before!! She looks happy and healthy. I am so proud of her and i am happy to call myself a #lovatic @Jeff or whatever chill you need to stop posting comments Demi is curvy and beautiful to me she looks great this way!!

  • lea
    lea

    for once i agree

  • lea
    lea

    gosh SHUT IT BITCH, I MEAN SERIOUSLY?? is this all necessary?

  • lexilove
    lexilove

    i think demi is beautiful and healthy and i really love demi :) im glad shes doing better and not afraid 2 show her body now

  • Francesca
    Francesca

    Jeff Ting i just need to say ur a dumb ass f*cking bitch that needs to screw off. and he's probably just sad because he has no life. p.s. all ur comebacks are worthless.

  • Francesca
    Francesca

    u ass hole u need to get a life and stop trolling. ur a fail to the world. Demi Lovato is beautiful and she doesn't need a fat lard on her back wearing her down. and btw ur name is so dumb like ur face. U need to get a life but u may not be able to afford it. ur such a loser. Demi Lovato felt confident to do this u dumb ass. i support her no matter what the hell u say. p.s. i bet ur mom was a hero and then till u came along her world came crashing down. xD

  • Something Something
    Something Something

    OMD whats with all the hate and long comments i mean seriously guys its a freakin internet site to see demi not a judging , hating and writing long comments site! I love demi with all my heart ima suport her till the end and i think she just looks gorgeous and healthy.

  • Art
    Art

    She's a beautiful and talented woman. She has it within her to reach her full potential.

  • AllSmiles.
    AllSmiles.

    I'm kind of glad Demi did this. I dont think she did this for anyone else but herself. Its amazing to see her growth, that she was able to do this. I will never truly know or understand exactly Demi intentions unless I was her, but this doesn't come across as needing attention. It comes across as showing off something you're proud of. When you have body-image issues, you don't take things like posting these types of pictures for the world to see lightly. Infact, you dont take anything that has to do with your body lightly, and I know that from experience. Love you, Demi. :)

  • John
    John

    Jeff its disturbing that you think posting 40 ridiculously long comments on a topic such as bubble gum pop gossip is a display of intelligence....its alarming. The post asks for an opinion...all you have done is reply to every comment and argue or criticize the person....you have way too much time to waste....think way to highly of yourself and overestimate your intelligence. You have yet to establish a concrete opinion on the topic...if you were so intelligent you would see how you were wadting your time and breath....as for me I think she looks healthy and attractive and posting this kind of pic is the same thing every other teen girl does when shes getting ready for bikini season.....ting there is war cancer politics much more deserving arguments to be made....move on and demonstrate that intelligence by getting a life

  • summer
    summer

    i'm a huge fan but i don't think it's a good idea to expose yourself in such a way coz there's a lotta perves out there whose probably just known demi bcuz of this.. i'm just sayin

  • summer
    summer

    i was just just about to say the same thing

  • Leah Renee' Deer
    Leah Renee' Deer

    I think it shows she's making an Amazing recovery and if she's found the confidence and self empowerment to be able to do tht with a smile then I think she's come very far and could use support.(: I support and Love you Demi! I'm so happy you're doing better, I am very happy knowing my Inpiration is happier and healthier than ever! (: Love Youu!!!!!!!!!!

  • Georgia
    Georgia

    Ok seriously chill she's not skinny ok, she is at a healthy weight. I think she's gorgeous.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    You know Clara, I find your idiotic post so humorous, I decided to give you another response. Congrats to you my inept friend, you are worthy of my wisdom :-D “I think she should stop using the Internet to validate her self-worth. I feel like she posted the picture as if to put a Bandaid on her problems and say to her fans, “Look, don’t worry. I’m recovering very quickly!” I guess you are unaware of what twitter is for or what social networking sites are for. It’s FOR attention you dumb ass. You know, showing the world what’s up and giving people a small glimpse of your life? You saying she is doing this for attention is right. But guess what? EVERYONE who is on a social networking site and looking to communicate with people is doing something for “self worth”. I mean going out and greeting people and saying hello to them is a way of validating self worth. What are you gonna do next, slam her for greeting fans and shaking their hands? What kind of fucked up stupid logic is that? “When in reality she struggles and will struggle with this for the rest of her life.” Wow, great insight into the world of Eating Disorders. I mean anyone without the ability to search google could have looked this shit up. Your mediocre observational skills just fill me with awe. Please excuse me while I sit back and be blown away by your awesomeness…no seriously please do. This isn’t sarcasm at all…dumb ass. “It feels like she has a false sense of confidence because she felt the need to post that.” Right and your precognitive supernatural mind reading senses must have picked this up right? Because the only real way you’d know this is if you some how managed to hijack her mindset and pretty much dived into her psyche. Then again after reading your post, I think it’s more or less like you making up a BS assumption due to your insecurities. Life tip babe, showcasing your own insecurities on people is not sexy. “Confident people don’t feel the need to get validation from their peers, but seek it within themselves.” Actually confident people do things without the need or the care of what a few dumb ass naysayer has to say about her. Especially some unintelligent bitch named clara who assumes they know someone just because they claimed to have an ED just like the celebrity in discussion. That would be like I said I knew Eddie Van Halen just because I had a bout with alcoholism. That would be just silly now lol. Kinda like your tomfoolery. “For the record, I’ve been in recovery for anorexia for three years and the fight isn’t over.” So just because you have A form of eating disorder, means that Demi Lovato has the same form of eating disorder that you have? I mean it’s not like there is a wide range of different types of eating disorders that people suffer from. And it’s not like there are different treatments for different people and different DOCTORS with different areas of expertise in dealing with different ED’s right? No that can’t be at all. Way to make people with a double X chromosome look bad babe. “I know how Demi feels.” Yeah no you don’t. Go play in the corner kid. Adults with fully functional brains are talking her sweetie. “I tried to act like I was getting better once I got out of treatment so my friends wouldn’t worry and we could go back to being “normal”, but it took me months to realize that I still had major self-confidence issues and was living a fantasy life.” Again so your experience constitute as HER experience right? I ask because you seem to be an expert on all eating disorders, yet you don’t seem to fully comprehend the basic logistics of different TYPES and DEGREEES of ED’s in general. Also from the way you are talking, it doesn’t seem to pan out. You don’t sound at all like someone who really has an ED. It just sounds like you looked up someone else’s story on the net and tried to use it for yourself to make this ridiculously stupid post of yours. And if this IS true, then it still doesn’t mean that it’s what SHE is going through. Also I guess you didn’t read the tweet that says “I’m still working on it.” right? Yeah sorry babe your full of shit. Your use of the word “fantasy life” pretty much tells me that you’re BSing like crazy. “For someone who just left treatment less than 6 months ago, I think she’s saying the complete opposite.” And for someone who claims like they have an ED, you really don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. Because anyone with a REAL ED and REAL understanding of ED’s wouldn’t dare equate their experiences as the be all end all experiences. Lot of different variables and a LOT of different types of ED’s exist out there kid. And like I said before, Showing people that she’s reached a level where she can showcase her body without caring what people say is a pretty big step in the confidence department. Maybe she’s not fully confident, but confident enough to do this and not care what some moron like you thinks. I’ll just end with what I said earlier. You know NOTHING about what is going on in her life or with her team. You have at best surface information. You don’t know what goes on in her private sessions with her doctors, or what went up there while she was in treatment and you know NOTHING about her sessions and her team that she converses with. And until you do, STFU. Actually don’t. Keep posting this retarded bull crap of yours. I find it amusing to read :-D

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    If you think this is skinny, then you need your eyes examined.

  • Jeff Ting
  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Wow, someone is a superficial brat. You need to see a doctor about your manic depression and bulimia kiddo. I’m being serious. That’s not healthy mindset you got.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    I never said I had the ins and outs of celebrities in this town. And I act like an asshole to people who deserve it. Like the dumb bitch who made the post above me. Also you consider this long? I guess the average reading comprehension of the general internet blogger is pretty small these days. And if you’re not responding back. What are you calling this bs that you just gave me? Ah doi?!

  • Anne
    Anne

    i love her song she did with a band its called WE'LL BE AA DREAM if you havent heard it then youtube it FAST

  • me
    me

    yes she has gained weight but its a healthy weight her weight before treatment was unhealthy she was barely 110 lbs if that. I think she looks great. It was a huge step for her to post this image, and trust me she was very nervous about it because of the critics.

  • mona m.
    mona m.

    kay whoever this weirdo called jeff is needs to stop posting crap. honestly, go find something better to do with your life rather than comment and comment and comment. STOP JUDGING PEOPLE, AND GO TAKE A FREAKING CHILL PILL.

  • Anne
    Anne

    she still looks skinny to me ? like good not healthy as in full . but you know what i noticed is that her beauty never changed a bit :) she is really pretty

  • joe
    joe

    alright man. you don't know "the ins and out of celebrity life" eiether. and i never said i didnt agree with you, your just being as asshole about it. oh and the only person here who is a "moron" is the person that has enough time to write ridiculously long responses on a celebrity gossip site. i done responding back cause i actually have a life.

  • SalmaAmr
    SalmaAmr

    oh my she gained so much weight! taking this picture is a terrible mistake! she should've thought about it well! I like her and I wouldn't wanna say anything mean about her. I hope she gets better, and gets back on track.

  • ann
    ann

    "Go back and play with your mommy kid. Adults are talking here." You, saying that, is just plain mean. It's just a picture guys, can we all calm down?

  • Lalala
    Lalala

    Ughh This is not about wearing a bikini...it's about confidence and embracing how God has made you. I think it was a great move that she posted a picture of herself. It will surely encourage other girls with the same issues! I mean, posting this pic means owning what you've got! Flaunting it! All the critics should STFU...She looks hot anyway :P

  • staystrong
    staystrong

    what is up with you guys and the long comments ?

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    You’re right. I misread your post and that was my bad. I naturally assumed you were one of those people trying to tell someone that their way is wrong and your way was right. I acted rashly and for that I apologize. However in my defense, I’m just sick of people here assuming they know someone just because of a few tweets and what someone posts on twitter. I assumed you were one of them. And frankly I am annoyed at these people who think just because they had an ED, that means she has a similar ED to them. For instance I had a bout with alcoholism in the past. That doesn’t mean that my problem with alcoholism is similar to Eddie Van Halen, who had a similar issue in the past as well. But the fact remains that her regiment and her routine for dealing with HER ED isn’t the same as that idiot Clara who I spoke to earlier. Talk about a moronic post. Fact is that YOUR experience is different from her experience. Just like MY experience with “substance abuse” is different overall from Eddie Van Halen’s . But like I said, I misread your post and I apologize. As far as the “right” decision is concerned. This isn’t the type of decision that is wrong or right. It’s mean to be fun to portray a message about taking chances in life. Not to be a “validation” as some morons would say. (not you of course)

  • Soocha
    Soocha

    Oh and I just want to say, glad your having fun doing all this posting. I don't take what you say seriously, but your replys are interesting to read.

  • Soocha
    Soocha

    I didn't say anything bad about her, and your right, she needs to listen to her team and not me, I never said she should listen to me. Because your post wasn't ignorant, I'm actually replying to it. My experience has nothing to do with hers, Correct, But honestly whats the chances of her even reading my post? Almost zero. And if I'm bringing down the intelligence of the human race, I'd like to know what you think your doing to it?

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    My reply is only ignorant to you because you're not smart enough to fully comprehend an actual intelligent response. in other words you're too fucking stupid. And don't flatter yourself oh inept poster. I make these posts for myself so I can laugh at the idiots who assume they know what's going on. Your personal experience does not constitute as her personal experience.  What you are telling here what she needs to do and what her real team is telling her what she needs to do are two separate things. You know absolutely nothing about this girl or her reasons for posting. Kindly shut your stupid trap babe. You're bringing down the movement of human evolution and anyone with a double x chromosome.

  • Soocha
    Soocha

    I want the best for Demi, But I do think that unless her excersizing is monitored or she has a personal trainer that she might be overdoing it and not doing as well in recovery as she says she is. Demi needs to check in with her treatment team with alot of her self-esteem/food/exercize/body decisions because eating disorders are complicated and can trick you into thinking a bad decision is a good one. I know, just out of experience. I know I'm gonna get some ignorant reply, so I'm just letting that person know, they are wasting there time and I'll never read it or care. I love Demi, I hope the best for Demi, and I really hope this was the right decision.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    You're on a celebrity gossip site kid. What the fuck do you think we're gonna be talking about? Duh?!

  • Leah
    Leah

    You guys need to get a life. Listen to yourselves...you are arguing about someone none of you even knows. I think the fact that you are all obsessed with this topic is the disturbing thing. Why don't you find a way to use all of this energy to do something good for the world instead of debating shit that means absolutely nothing in the big scheme of things. It is so sad to me that people have to get so involved in celebrities lives.

  • Jamie Lancaster
    Jamie Lancaster

    Srry all i see is someone who is confident about her body. Its not like miley and trying to put on a "sexy face" she is nothing but smiling. Through the rough time she has had it looks like she is comfrontable with herself and body. But its just my opinion.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Yes she is allowed to have her opinion. And I am allowed to have my opinion, that her opinion makes no fucking sense. And this has more or less to do with the annoyance of ignorance I’ve been seeing around celebrity blog posts. You’re right I’m not a psychologist, but guess what? Neither is the person that you’re defending and she’s acting like she knows the ins and outs of what this certain celebrity is thinking of. Nothing smart ass about my statement oh inept one. Simple truth. But I guess you can’t handle the truth all the time right? It’s ok. I understand that your feeble mind is too riddled with stupidity to grasp simple nuances like common sense. Go back and play with your mommy kid. Adults are talking here.

  • joe
    joe

    you didn't have to write a fucking essay shes allowed to have her opinion... clearly someones a little obsessed with demi. your not a psychologist so calm down. nobody said they knew everything about her there just simply stating their opinion. so stop acting like such a smart ass.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Is this the best you guys got? come on now, you guys can do better than that. Where's that Celeb Buzz pseudo intellect mentality that I've been hearing so much about? I guess I saw what it had to offer earlier right? Lol. Morons.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    I'd say to give it the ole "College try" but after reading a few posts here, it's safe to assume that a lot of you guys have never seen the inside of a school before. That and it looks like that a lot of sockpuppet posts are being made. like Aly and uhy and what not. Stating to think they're the same person. They all share a similar level of stupidity lol.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    You know what’s the best part about these stupid dumb fuck celebrity blogs and assumptions? Not the idiotic articles them selves, but the pseudo intellects with the Mickey Mouse Education speaking on these boards, thinking they know the ins and outs of what these celebs are thinking about after reading a tweet or so. All this talk about confidence and what not how this is a “cry for help” lol. Good lord idiots. Don’t you have an “original” argument? I’ve heard this “Cry for help” bull shit so many times it pretty much lost all meaning I mean if you really think about it, what’s more confident? A person who is basically showing the world her flaws and not giving a shit about what a group of illiterate haters has to say, or a few faceless cowards posting on the net, too chicken shit to show a picture of them selves? You morons make me laugh lol. Come on guys. Give me best shot.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    I'll just point out the funny hypocrisy that you're calling someone stupid, when you're pretty much playing into their attention giving gimmick. The ineptitude of certain haters never cease to amuse and amaze me :-D

  • Aly
    Aly

    Pathetic if you ask me. Her stupidity will never cease to amaze me. *Waits for a long ass reply from Jeff Ting that I will in all likelihood never read*

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    You are aware that eating disorders also apply to men as well right? Also what does being a leftist or a right winger has to do with talking about eating disorders? A mental disease doesn’t discriminate despite your political stance. This statement of yours makes no sense.

  • uhy
    uhy

    now the leftists use "eating disorder" as any female who doesnt fit their politically correct fat/phat thinking so it looks like the leftists /feminists are the ones hurting women more than any man could

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Actually I apologize at saying fuck you. Lets just leave it at no. And uhm...eat me.

  • uhy
    uhy

    lolooo

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Or it could be to get a reaction out of idiots like you who like to assume they know whats going on. Hell if I had her star power and had the ability to get people to constantly talk about me, I'd do the same thing to get the morons talkin lol.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    uhm no and...fuck you.

  • Cookie
    Cookie

    jeff ting...calm down and enough of the lectures mate

  • Dylan
    Dylan

    the reason she is making that cry for help is probably because of people like you who look at that photo and say "great boobs" not "wow this woman is emotionally fucked up and seeking attention in the wrong ways i feel sorry for her"

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    I have a picture of myself on the internet. That means I am trying to put a bandaid on my problems and telling people that I am fine and I am also recovering from an eating disorder? So everyone who puts a picture of themselves on the net is saying “hey I am looking for validation for my self worth”? Hell I guess people with public pictures are also doing the same thing right? I find it funny you talk about reality when you clearly know nothing about HER reality. I think she is aware that ED’s and stuff like bipolar disorders are things you will deal with throughout your life. We all have that but I think it’s archaically stupid of you to say that she has a false sense of confidence because of her posting a picture of herself on the net. If that was the case, then every celebrity that went to public outings and events would have a false sense of confidence. Do you honestly know what confidence means? Lets look up the term CONFIDENCE. You clearly don’t know what the term means. con·fi·dence noun /'känf?d?ns/ /-f??dens/ confidences, plural The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust - we had every confidence in the staff - he had gained the young man's confidence The state of feeling certain about the truth of something - it is not possible to say with confidence how much of the increase in sea levels is due to melting glaciers A feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities - she's brimming with confidence - he would walk up those steps with a confidence he didn't feel See that up there? The feeling of self assurance arising from ones appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. No where did she state that she needed validation from her peers nor did it imply such a thing. And for the record just because YOU have been in recovery for anorexia doesn’t mean YOU know how Demi is feeling or what SHE is going through. There are various different degrees of eating disorders in life and various different degrees of bipolar disorders. Just because you have one form of and ED, doesn’t mean you are an expert at Eds in general. So no. You have surface information at best. And did it ever occur to you that her talking about it and doing these things might be therapeutic for her? Showing people that she’s reached a level where she can showcase her body without caring what people say is a step for her? I’d say that’s a pretty big step in the confidence department. Just because YOU have had one experience doesn’t mean her experience is the same. Or anyone else with and ED is the same. I know people who have had ED’s in the lives. And not one experience is a mirror of someone elses. There are similar aspects to that but for the most part, it’s different with every person and different with every scenario. Again you know NOTHING about what is going on in her life or with her team. And until you do, STFU.

  • Clara
    Clara

    I think she should stop using the Internet to validate her self-worth. I feel like she posted the picture as if to put a Bandaid on her problems and say to her fans, "Look, don't worry. I'm recovering very quickly!" When in reality she struggles and will struggle with this for the rest of her life. It feels like she has a false sense of confidence because she felt the need to post that. Confident people don't feel the need to get validation from their peers, but seek it within themselves. For the record, I've been in recovery for anorexia for three years and the fight isn't over. I know how Demi feels. I tried to act like I was getting better once I got out of treatment so my friends wouldn't worry and we could go back to being "normal", but it took me months to realize that I still had major self-confidence issues and was living a fantasy life. For someone who just left treatment less than 6 months ago, I think she's saying the complete opposite.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    One correction. Dodai Stewart from Jezebel is hardly a expert on body issues or celebrity mindsets. She runs jezebel for christ sakes. A rag like gossip site which is about as credible as Zack Taylor or fox news. There is nothing Expert like about her at all. Her own statement contradicts her BS. A body is made for what you want to do with it. All that stuff and then some. As human beings we are capable of many things with out bodies and the fact that some idiot like Dodai Stewart would say something like this proves to me than she has yet to master one part of her body. Her brain. Second, I agree with almost everything that Dr. Wendy Lader says. ALMOST everything. Why does Demi need to consult her treatment team about this? Does she need to consult them about everything she does? That’s the complete opposite of what confidence is. Confidence is knowing that you are feeling good about something and not giving a crap about what a few nay sayers has to say. Consulting every move you make is the opposite of confidence. That is second guessing yourself. If you feel good about something, then do it. Simple as that. You can feel confident about your body and show the world that you’re not perfect while still say “yes I have the similar issues that other people have too.” nothing wrong with that, and that shouldn’t be second guessed.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    “Even though Demi gives the impression that she is healthy and recovering nicely, this picture proves otherwise.” So you know her mindset then right? I mean you must have some sort of precognitive mind reading abilities or what not since you know exactly what is going on through her mind when she made this. And it couldn’t possibly to be for the sake of having fun. Because people don’t post pics of them selves for fun on sites like face book, myspace or twitter or what not. No, that’s unheard of. Psh “If she really was doing great, I don’t think she would feel the need to prove it by showing a picture of herself in a bikini.” So let me get this straight. Everyone who has pictures of them selves in a bikini or in a bathing suit is automatically trying to show everyone that they are feeling good about them selves? So all those actresses who have pap shots of them in bikini’s on the beach, they’re all just insecure and feel the need to show off their bodies for validation. Hell anyone on the internet who has a picture of them selves feels the need to show them selves is now insecure? What kind of BS logic is that? “Plus, she often posts on her twitter when she is about to workout or has just finished working out. To me, this is a sign of unhealthy obsession.” I talk about working out all the time. And I talk about how I use to be a hundred pounds heavier a year ago as to where I am now which is significantly less. Does that mean it’s an unhealthy obsession? So liking to workout and staying active and being HEALTHY is an unhealthy obsession? There’s a difference between working out for being unhealthy and working out for maintaining a healthy weight. Which is what she seems to be doing from the looks of it. “Despite what she may say about her recovery, I don’t think she’s showing any real progression” And despite what YOU say, you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. You have Zero insight to her life. You don’t know her on a personal level. You have one twit pic and all of a sudden you think she is taking a step back? If anything it’s quite the opposite. If you’re brave enough to take a pic of yourself in a bikini when your body isn’t built like Jordana Brewster, Olivia Wilde or someone like that, I’d say that’s a pretty big transition into becoming a more confident person. It takes REAL confidence to do something and not give a s**t about what people think, as to consulting people and constantly second guessing your own mental prowess. “I don’t mean to sound critical, it’s just that I’m a huge fan of demi’s and I don’t want to see her at a low point.” Yeah I don’t think her encouraging people to get healthy and be confident about their bodies and encouraging them to do what they want, without caring about what people think is a Low point at all. Sorry but it’s not.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Why is everything a celebrity does is automatically a “Cry for help?” huh? Is that the stereotypical BS argument that is used by people who don’t know what the f**k they are talking about? I mean I assume you are her doctor and you know treated her personally, which is why you are making statements like these right? No offense but I think it’s safe to assume that she has actual doctors and sponsors that have real hand experience at this. You know people who have actually went to school and have an actual education in this type of manner? I mean is this the new tactic for the pseudo intellectual lightweights who spew out idiotic BS that has little to no education on the topic at hand? And I like how you say she shouldn’t have done this but then add the commentary “great boobs” thank you for contradicting yourself. It made this post a hell of a lot easier to make.

  • Lori
    Lori

    Even though Demi gives the impression that she is healthy and recovering nicely, this picture proves otherwise. If she really was doing great, I don't think she would feel the need to prove it by showing a picture of herself in a bikini. Plus, she often posts on her twitter when she is about to workout or has just finished working out. To me, this is a sign of unhealthy obsession. Despite what she may say about her recovery, I don't think she's showing any real progression. I don't mean to sound critical, it's just that I'm a huge fan of demi's and I don't want to see her at a low point.

  • Noah
    Noah

    Personally, I think it was rather impulsive and showed poor judgment on Demi's behalf to post this photo. Seems more like a cry for help rather than a healthy next step to an emotional resolution. And in less astute commentary: great boobs.