"My heart is broken," the singer tweeted following the attacks at the Capitol

By Tomás Mier
January 07, 2021 12:20 PM
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Demi Lovato
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Demi Lovato was not thinking about her future album as chaos erupted at the Capitol building on Wednesday.

Following the attacks by supporters of President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. yesterday, Lovato, 28, expressed her anger and embarrassment with both the rioters and the response from police after what some political leaders described as a "coup attempt."

"My heart is broken. It makes me to [sic] sad to believe how naïve I was to think this couldn't possibly happen, and yet it did," she tweeted, along with a screenshot from Black Lives Matter's Twitter, expressing how protestors were treated differently following the police killing of George Floyd. "Here we are."

"For everyone in my comments saying 'where's d7' or wanting me to sing instead of speaking up about what needs to change in this country…" she ended before adding in a second tweet, "THIS IS WHY I POST AS MUCH AS I DO. THIS IS WHY I CARE. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN ANY F—ING MORE. I'm angry, embarrassed and ashamed."

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The singer then revealed she's working on music addressing the violence.

"I'm in the studio working on something special after today's assault on democracy," she wrote.

Some users supported the singer's response, with one writing, "You are absolutely right to use your voice. Keep doing it, it's more important than ever❤️👊🏻," on Instagram.

However, others were not as pleased with her approach.

"girl this is not camp rock. you are not gonna save the day w a song," tweeted one user, referring to Lovato's 2008 Disney film.

"Demi please no. This isn't the way to raise awareness," added another. "Creating another song won't help. You can bring awareness but don't use this as the opportunity to prompt your own music. Donate. Spread awareness. There's other ways you can help."

Throughout the day on Wednesday, the singer reposted images from other artists speaking up about the violence. "Horrible day for our country. I have no words right now while watching the news," she wrote on Instagram as everything unfolded.

Lovato has been open in her opposition of the Trump administration, even releasing the track "Commander in Chief" in October. She also performed the track at the Billboard Music Awards. The singer has also used her social media to raise awareness for the Georgia runoff elections for U.S. Senate.