Demi Lovato Defends Her 'Cosmo' Cover Against Protests: There's Nothing Wrong With Embracing Your Body

by Jackie Willis 7:16 AM PDT, August 06, 2015
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Demi Lovato is taking on those criticizing her sexy Cosmopolitan magazine cover and those like it.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation launched a "Cosmo Harms Minors" campaign asking for supermarkets to have a protective overlay on the women's magazine so as not to show their risque covers. "Cosmopolitan magazine glamorizes things like public, anal, group, or violent sex in nearly all of their issues," the organization's website reads. "We are asking that Cosmobe sold to adults only and have the cover wrapped like all other porn magazines in retail shops."

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This past week, Rite Aid and Food Lion obliged this request and started shielding the magazines.

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Lovato, Cosmo's September cover girl, seemed to be fighting back Thursday against such protests with the hashtag "#unwrapmycosmo."

"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," she shared on Instagram. "It's so liberating to be able to show the world how confident a woman can be once she learns to love herself."

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She added, "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."

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Further driving home her point, Lovato went on to say that she thinks it's healthy for her confident cover to be on display.


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

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Whose side are you on?

Lovato's powerful stance should comes as no surprise, since she revealed that her longtime boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama has helped her gain a positive self image. Valderrama's support for the 22-year-old "Skyscraper" singer was evident when ET caught up with the former That '70s Show star at Comic-Con.

"I think Demi is on a path for, you know, mega-stardom," the 35-year-old actor gushed. "I think she's gonna redefine pop culture in a level that people can't even expect next year, for sure."