The battle lines have been drawn!
After comedian Kathy Griffin called Demi Lovato the "biggest douche" she's ever met and said she needed to "calm the f down bout Lady Gaga gettin barfed on," the "Neon Lights" singer's fans, the Lovatics, unleashed their Twitter fury on the funny lady.
Several Lovatics started using #KATHY to send nasty tweets laced with obscenities and how they planned to "kill her" to the 53-year-old comedian. Griffin re-tweeted 12 of the more gruesome Twitter attacks to her account and followed it up with the tweet:
Lovato initially responded to Griffin's tweet with a G-rated photo of herself sticking her tongue out at the redheaded comic and the caption, "Only a 'douche' to people I can't stand," but has since removed the comeback and is taking a more mature stance.
Late Tuesday night, the "Unbroken" songbird, who has been a longtime supporter of anti-bullying campaigns, took to Twitter to ask her fans to settle down and stop harassing Griffin.
"I love you guys so much but y'all gotta chill with sending hate towards other people. Regardless of what they say or do.. The cruel things some of you are saying can really, REALLY hurt people. It's called cyber-bullying and somethings should NEVER be wished upon EVER. No matter WHAT. It makes me so sad to see how mean people can really be after all I've spoken out about anti-bullying. Be an example for other haters. I know my #Lovatics are better than that. I really appreciate you guys always having my back but this is going way too far. Please spread [peace]not hate…."
The funny gal's original "douche" tweet has since been removed from Twitter, because the responses it received violated the site's code of conduct.
Griffin may have started the hater-ade, but Lovato just finished it. Let's hope this Twitter tussle has been put to rest.
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