She really is Sorry Not Sorry this time! It was the most “renewed” she’s ever felt in her life. However, Demi Lovato’s trip to Israel was characterized by some as taking a side in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The singer recently traveled to the Middle East after she “accepted a free trip” in “exchange for a few [social media] posts.” However, the backlash has now forced Demi to apologize to her followers—not without defending herself first.
“I’m extremely frustrated,” she wrote in a now-deleted post. “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 not my intention.”
As for whether Demi Lovato’s trip to Israel was a political statement, the former Disney star said her visit to the Holy Land was only meant to be a “spiritual experience” and further apologized for not being “more educated.”
Earlier this week, Demi shared photos from her trip, including being baptized in the Jordan river and visiting the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.
“There is something absolutely magical about Israel. I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God… something I’ve been missing for a few years now.” She finished her post: “I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart.”
Though the pictures of Demi Lovato’s trip to Israel remain on her page, she has now turned the comments off.