Singer Demi Lovato, who came out as non-binary in May and uses them/they pronouns, said that the term ‘alien’ is offensive to extraterrestrials. Lovato claims that it is a ‘derogatory term’ and that ‘ETs’ should be used instead.
“I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything,” Lovato said in an interview with PEDESTRIANtv.
“That’s why I like to call them ETs! So yeah, that’s a little tidbit. A little information that I learned,” added the singer. Lovato is currently promoting their new show ‘Unidentified with Demi Lovato’ where the singer takes a road trip in search for UFO in this Peacock Original series.
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However, Lovato says they might want to speak to bosses at Peacock, as in the official description of the show they are referred to as aliens.
The editor of the interview even put in a note, stating “As per Demi’s (Lovato) guidance, we have refrained from using the A-word in this article as it’s an offensive term, no matter who you’re directing it at”, reports Dailymail.co.uk.
Lovato brought up the term being offensive when asked what some of the biggest misconceptions about aliens are.
The singer replied: “I think the ones that bother me are that they’re harmful or that they’ll come and take over the planet.”
‘Unidentified with Demi Lovato’ follows the popular songstress, their skeptical BFF Matthew and their sister Dallas as they search for the truth about the UFO phenomenon.
During each episode Demi and the star’s loved ones gain insight into the reality behind extraterrestrials as they pick the brains of elite scientists and eyewitnesses who claim to have encountered UFOs.