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Demi Lovato frustrated by diet culture

The 'Cool for the Summer' hitmaker has been a long time advocate for body positivity.

FILE: Demi Lovato. Picture: Supplied.

LONDON - Demi Lovato admits the diet culture in society is "frustrating and sad" because it is "constantly telling us we're not thin enough".

The Cool for the Summer hitmaker has been a long time advocate for body positivity.

She wrote on Twitter: "It's so frustrating and sad how strong the #dietculture in our society is. It's constantly telling us we're not thin enough no matter what. You are beautiful no matter what anyone says."

Meanwhile, Lovato previously revealed she won't be "food shaming" herself anymore and has given up dieting herself.

She shared: "Feeling gross today at a photo shoot but I'm choosing to accept what I see because I love myself for who I am and your love and support gets me through moments like this. if you're struggling as well, don't forget.. if I can do it, you can too! ... No longer depriving myself of treats (in moderation) and I'm not gonna lie, I put on a couple lbs since I've given up dieting BUT I've given up the chronic stress of what I eat because I don't want to set that example for my fans. No more food shaming myself!! (sic)"

And the 25-year-old singer wants her swimsuit pictures to inspire her fans.

She added: "I've been working on myself for the past year, more so than I've ever worked on myself. I've surrendered to the process of just learning to love yourself and I think it shows through my pictures. I post more bathing suit pictures online. I want to show my fans that it's possible that they can get to that self-love too.

"I've taken away the power from the negative comments and the haters by not listening to them. If I do see [negativity], I just feel sorry for them because who leaves a negative comment on somebody's profile on the internet? You have to be kind of sad to do that so I've taken away the power and it feels great. I posted [the picture] because I look so happy."

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