Demi Lovato Apologizes on Instagram After Receiving Backlash Over Trip to Israel then Deletes Post

FILE – In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lovato has deleted her Twitter account following criticism that she was laughing at memes about 21 Savage.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Unlike what her lyrics suggest, Demi Lovato really is sorry.

Earlier this week, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer took to Instagram to share photos from her “absolutely magical” trip to Israel. But what she intended to simply be a spiritual experience turned sour when critics accused her of taking a political stance amid the country’s ongoing conflict with Palestine. As backlash rolled in, she turned the comments off on her Instagram and issued an explanation.

“I’m extremely frustrated,” she began a lengthy statement on her Instagram Story. “I accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts. No one told me there would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone. With that being said, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt or offended anyone, that was no my intention.”

“Sometimes people present you with opportunities and no one tells you the potential backlash you could face in return,” the 27-year-old continued. “This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT and now I realize it hurt people and for that I’m sorry. Sorry I’m not more educated and sorry for thinking this trip was just a spiritual experience.”

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SOURCE: E Online, Jamie Blynn