Demi Lovato apologises for 'sexual assault' prank on her bodyguard

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 04 June 2018 12:00
Showbiz
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Demi Lovato apologised for ‘offending anyone’ after she shared a story about pranking her body guard elicited critics.

The Sorry Not Sorry singer hosted a Q&A on Twitter with fans, when one of them asked about the funniest prank she ever pulled.

She answered:

I hired a lady of the night in Vegas and sent her to Max’ hotel room to surprise him. She walked into his room without permission and grabbed him in his ‘area’ and he freaked the fuck out hahahahaha.

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The tweet received mixed responses from fans, with some bringing up issues of consent.

Others used the opportunity to point out an important double standard around the issue of sexual assault, when it comes to men and women:

Some argued that it was a joke, and that the wording of the tweet was ambiguous:

Following the onslaught, Lovato deleted the initial tweet and said:

But Twitter users couldn't make light of it...

...prompting a follow up:

And, an apology if anyone was offended:

A security account attributed to Max and believed to be the bodyguard in question, tweeted that he was not offended.

Live Nation and Demi Lovato's representative have been contacted for comment.

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