Demi Lovato Fires Back at People Protesting Her Sexy and ‘Liberating’ Cosmopolitan Cover

Demi Lovato is taking a stand against protestors calling to have Cosmopolitan covered up in supermarkets and other stores due to the magazine’s “pornographic” nature.

At times, Cosmopolitan has been sold in some stores with protective covering, meant to hide content that was considered too risqué for the public eye. And recently, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has created a #cosmoharmsminors campaign, which primarily concerns hiding the magazine behind blinders so that kids are not at eye level of the cover in a check out line. Rite Aid is one such company who has vowed to shield Cosmopolitan from now on.

The 22-year-old pop star, who is Cosmopolitan’s September issue cover girl, slammed protesters on Wednesday night (August 5, 2015). Using the hashtag #unwrapmycosmo, Lovato wrote:

What these individuals who are protesting don’t understand is that for the first time in a long time I feel incredibly EMPOWERED and the MOST BEAUTIFUL I’ve ever felt on this magazine.

It’s so liberating to be able to show the world how confident a woman can be once she learns to love herself. It took soul searching and a bit of time before I learned to embrace my body therefore I could not have been more excited to do this shoot.

I think what’s more important is showing women there’s NOTHING WRONG with embracing their bodies and sexuality. I am confident in my own skin and A PROUD @COSMOPOLITAN COVER GIRL!

Check it out on newsstands everywhere #unwrapmycosmo.

In her cover story, Lovato spilled about her relationship with Wilmer Valderrama, who she first started dating when she was 18, just before she went to rehab. She revealed that they have been together on and off ever since, primarily due to her previous struggles with addiction.

Lovato also proclaimed she was a feminist before it was considered cool. “I considered myself a feminist before it was cool,” she explained. “Now everyone is claiming it.”

She also opened up about her jealousy of Miley Cyrus:

There was a time when I was jealous of people who were able to party. For instance, Miley, in her music video ‘Can’t Stop,’ her whole thing was partying and not giving a f–k. Part of me was super jealous that I couldn’t be like that. I had to look at my life and be like, ‘OK, that’s just not what you can do. There’s no need to be bitter about it.’

Read Lovato’s entire interview in Cosmopolitan, available on newsstands August 11.