Demi Lovato Stops Using ‘They/Them’ Pronouns

Former Disney star Demi Lovato is back to requesting people refer to her as ‘she.’ The singer previously requested that people refer to her using ‘they/them’ pronouns, which she called “absolutely exhausting.”

The entertainer said that she “got tired” of having to explain the difference between referring to her as ‘she’ as compared to ‘they.’

“I constantly had to educate people and explain why I identified with those pronouns,” she said.

However, she said that the same reason that describing herself as ‘they’them,’ was “that very reason I know that it is important to continue spreading the word.”

Lovato also said that it is difficult to use public women’s toilets “even though I don’t completely identify with it.”

The singer also said that the ‘non-binary’ approach was difficult when filling out government forms “or any other where you have to specify your gender. You only have two options, male and female, and I feel like none of that makes sense to me.” 

She added that she was “conditioned” by society to select “woman.”

“I think this has to change,” she shared. “Hopefully with time there will be more options.”

The singer used the ‘they/them’ pronouns for about two years, declaring herself ‘non-binary’ in May 2021. 

She said at the time that this “best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering.”

She said that she “didn’t feel like a man,” but instead that she “just felt like a human.”

“And that’s what they/them is about for me,” she said. “It’s just about like feeling human at your core.” 

However, Lovato said that recently she had been “feeling more feminine, and so I’ve adopted she/her again.” The singer said that she made the decision to refer to herself as a female last year.

“Everyone messes up pronouns at some point, and especially when people are learning,” she said. “It’s just all about respect.”

However, Lovato’s Instagram page reads “she/her/they/them.”