Like many stage parents, Demi Lovato’s former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader mom wanted to make sure that her daughter would get the attention of as many perverts and pedophiles as possible. So she doubled down by having her grade school daughter performing in kid beauty pageants as well as getting her onto TV’s Barney and Friends. Had Megan’s Law website existed fifteen year ago, she could’ve just cross referenced IMDB with registered sex offenders in her area to see which kindly looking man with a mustache could most help her daughter become famous. Cut to, literally, cut to, Demi at nineteen smuggling cocaine onto airplanes and downing Sprite bottles full of vodka for breakfast:
I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it.
And now you know why you’re admonished on planes not to use the first class lavatory. Demi Lovato’s in there joining the mile high club. On top of her coke and booze addiction, Demi was also cutting herself and had an eating disorder right about the time Barney started asking to see her in his trailer during mandatory set breaks:
It was always there, but then I just acted on it at around 8 or 9 years old. I started overeating, compulsively overeating. I would bake cookies and then eat the whole pan. I went from doing that to being unhappy with my body. I went to just completely starving myself and that turned into throwing up and starving myself and it was just this crazy battle going on inside of me. It got really difficult [and] I would throw up and it would just be blood and it was something that I realized if I don’t stop this, I am going to die.
Your typical fourth-grade tale of bulimia, self-harming, and intense shame. Demi’s mom chimed in the interview, blaming herself for passing her own eating disorder onto her daughter and wondering if perhaps she could have been more diligent in selecting the men she chose to rape her daughter as a youngster. Mom of the year trophies can’t be far behind.
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