This weekend, Demi Lovato excitedly shared some news that wasn't received as well as she planned.
The 24-year-old singer tweeted about her recent experience with finding out her DNA ancestry. She shared the results from the test, writing "I did a DNA test and found out I'm mainly Spanish, with Native American, SCANDINAVIAN (which I had NO idea), Irish, BRITISH...." In a separate tweet, she added "And I'm 1% African!!!!" She even included a screenshot of the test results, showing a full breakdown of her ancestry.
Hundreds of Lovato's followers responded with criticisms on her decision to point out her African ancestry, in particular. The controversial tweet has upwards of 9K retweets and 40K likes. "Can't forget that 1%..." one tweet read. Others simply responded in the form of memes and GIFs to shut the singer down. Some #Lovatics, however, supported the star's tweet. One responded "And 100% beautiful."
Lovato quickly realized her tweets may have offended some users and took to Twitter yet again to respond. "Just thought it was cool and totally random. Some of y'all are mean af. Twitter sucks," she wrote. The "Confident" singer continued to respond to some followers' tweets, explaining that she didn't mean to offend anyone and noted that she mentioned the other nationalities aside from African, as well.