On Wednesday (31), Demi Lovato went viral on the web after singing the hit “Heart Attack” at “Go Red For Women”, a charity event aimed at women with cardiovascular problems. After the repercussion and many comments on the networks, the artist’s team spoke out.
In this year’s edition, the American Heart Association, a North American NGO, brought together a series of other artists to promote awareness around cardiovascular diseases and also raise money to help with research and patient treatments.
Demi talked about the event on her social networks and celebrated the invitation. “I’m backstage at the show, where women are together for an incredible cause, which is to save other women’s lives from cardiovascular disease”she wrote.
After taking the stage, the singer sang a series of hits from her career to entertain the audience. However, the part of the performance in which she sings “Heart Attack” went viral.
The choice of the song, which in Portuguese means “heart attack”, divided internet users. “Demi Lovato singing Heart Attack at an event about cardiovascular diseases, because she would rather have a heart attack than be in love”joked an X (formerly Twitter) user. “Did Demi Lovato perform her song HEART ATTACK at the American Heart Association concert? What the hell is wrong with her team?”asked a second.
“Demi Lovato needs to fire her entire team. NO ONE thought to stop her from singing “Heart Attack” at an American Heart Association event?!”, fired one more. Others, however, made fun of the situation. “I was watching the video of Demi Lovato singing Heart Attack at an event for women with heart problems and then someone commented “at the wake, it will be Stone Cold” [risos]”joked another.
Team justifies music choice
With many claiming that Lovato was “insensitive” and questioning whether the song choice was inappropriate given the nature of the event, the pop star’s team spoke out.
In a note to Entertainment Weekly, a representative for Demi explained the reason behind the decision and highlighted that Demi’s song selection had a purpose.
“She talked about the mind-heart connection. It was a delicate moment with the intention of defending the women present – the reason Demi was at the event,” it started. “She opened with a beautiful introduction about why she chose the song and addressed the audience, talking about the connection between the mind and the heart. It was actually a beautiful moment,” concluded.