The Internet Cannot Get Its Head Around Demi Lovato’s Wild Comments About Aliens

Lovato wants everyone to stop calling extraterrestrials 'aliens', because it's "a derogatory term".

Demi Lovato thinks 'aliens' is an offensive term

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Demi Lovato likes extraterrestrials. Like, a lot.

The singer has an entire television show about the search for life beyond the stars, the Peacock exclusive Unidentified With Demi Lovato.

Just at the beginning of this month, Lovato shared a clip from the series, in which they sing their song ‘Skyscraper’ before a device that has been calibrated to pick up alien life. When Lovato is done singing, the device lights up, leading one of the other UFO-hunters in the room to call the sign a “standing ovation.”

So yes, Lovato is an old hand when it comes to discovering messages from outer space. And more than that, they have faith that those who live on foreign lands are friendly — and that we should refrain from calling them “aliens.”

As noted by Vanity Fair, Lovato thinks that UFOs get a short shrift, with many believing “that they’re harmful or that they’ll come and take over the planet.”

But Lovato is here to settle such fears. “I really think that if there was anything out there that would want to do that to us, it would have happened by now,” they said.

In the same interview, the singer claimed that the term ‘aliens’ is offensive, and that we should explore more linguistic options, like extraterrestrials and UFOs. “I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything,” Lovato said.

Perhaps understandably, the internet has been confused by the comments. For a start, it’s not clear that extraterrestrials would necessarily take offence to the phrase — if they are the intelligent, kindly creatures that Lovato paints them as, surely they would be fine with the moniker.

Then there’s the whole matter of whether or not the creatures would hear us refer to them in such a manner. Does Lovato believe that creatures from beyond the stars are listening in, checking up on us without announcing their presence?

Anyway, because this is the internet, the comments have become a massive meme over on Twitter, with Lovato stans signal boosting the comments in the form of hilarious macros.

Truly we live in the wildest timeline.