Kathy Griffin Called Demi Lovato A Douche, And Her Fans Overreacted Bigtime

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Demi Lovato attending event February 2014I gotta say, I think Kathy Griffin went and poked the wrong hive of buzzing hornets when she insulted Demi Lovato. Not that she in any way deserved the tidal wave of death threats that came surging out of the internet from Lovatics, but if she'd asked me, I probably could have told her this was coming.

It's just that when you've worked on the internet for as long as I have — or even for a day, to be honest — you know that the fan bases of some of these younger singers can get pretty…um…aggressive. From Beliebers to Swifties to Directioners to Mahomies to Lovatics, their reactions to casual, slightly negative comments can be a little surprising? Jarring? Horrifying? Basically any word that means, “oh my goodness”.

Just to give you some background on how this whole thing got started, Kathy was answering questions on Twitter when someone asked her who she thought the douchiest celebrity she'd ever met was:

And as you can see, she instructed Siri to respond with the name ‘Demi Lovato', and ended up with ‘Debbie Lovato'…but that's neither here nor there. And we don't happen to agree that she needs to calm down about Lady Gaga getting thrown up on, but regardless.

Demi saw it somehow, and responded via her own Twitter with an old photo of herself in the foreground at and event, pointing over her shoulder at Kathy Griffin in the background and making a grossed out face. And it's definitely related to Kathy's tweet because check out the caption:

Demi Lovato deleted tweet about Kathy Griffin

It was only up for about five minutes before Demi deleted it, but it was all the ignition that her fans needed to start attacking Kathy hardcore. There's been an impressively wide range of highly descriptive, violent tweets, but let's go with some of the ones Kathy's been retweeting on her own feed. The Greatest Hits, if you will.




Kathy Griffin really GIF


YIKES. It got so bad that even Demi herself decided to speak up, asking her fans to please take it easy and show some respect, tweeting a longform missive out to all her followers:

And even apologizing to Kathy on behalf of her fans.

See, Lovatics?? Wouldn't it be fun to take a page out of Demi's book and be more respectful? Even if Kathy is in the wrong, all she did was make an offhand comment — threatening her with death and ‘sue of side' is way out of proportion.

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