Demi Lovato has declared that the term ‘alien’ is offensive to extraterrestrials.
Lovato – who came out as non-binary in May and uses them/they pronouns – claims it is a ‘derogatory term’ and that ‘ETs’ should be used instead, according to an interview with PEDESTRIANtv.
‘I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything,’ Lovato said. ‘That’s why I like to call them ETs! So yeah, that’s a little tidbit. A little information that I learned.’
‘It’s derogatory’: Demi Lovato claims the term ‘alien’ is offensive to extraterrestrials and says ‘ET’ should be used instead
However, it is unclear where Lovato gleaned the ‘little information’ from.
The star is currently promoting their new show Unidentified with Demi Lovato where the singer takes a road trip in search for UFO in this Peacock Original series.
However, Lovato might want to speak to bosses at Peacock, as in the official description of the show they are referred to as aliens.
The truth is out there: The star is currently promoting their new show Unidentified with Demi Lovato where the singer takes a road trip in search for UFO in this Peacock Original series
The editor of the interview even put in a note, stating ‘As per Demi’s guidance, we have refrained from using the A-word in this article as it’s an offensive term, no matter who you’re directing it at.’
Lovato brought up the term being being offensive when asked what some of the biggest misconceptions about aliens are.
The singer replied: ‘I think the ones that bother me are that they’re harmful or that they’ll come and take over the planet.’