Celebrities have all sorts of ways of dealing with their problems. Few extra pounds? Trainer and chef! Wonky haircut? Extensions! Super stressed? Villa in Barbados! But one thing they can’t seem to fully quash is someone close to them who loves to talk smack.
And in the case of Demi Lovato, when I say that a former friend has decided he loves to talk smack, oh man is he TALKING. SMACK. With a capital WTF.
Her former guitarist, Zachary Seif, has taken to Reddit to blab about his time on tour with DD in 2009-2010, her less-than-angelic “drug years.”
He says he saw her having orgies on the tour bus with everyone from fellow bandmates to fans to security dudes. Not only that, he dished about her snorting coke in Wal-Mart (not where I’d choose to be all coked up, but whatever) and how things got “really bad” when she got into heroin.
“I think that stardom got the best of her and she completely changed,” he wrote in the AMA. “All the things you hear about her going to rehab is just to get her good press.”
Yikes! Doesn’t really mince words, does he? I hate to say it because I lurrrrve Demi, but I sorta believe him. I’m friends with more than a few musicians, and almost every story I’ve heard about Demi is along these lines (no pun intended).
That doesn’t mean it’s OK to talk smack like this. We all have our demons and yes, if DD really is still struggling the LAST thing she should be doing is pretending otherwise, but still, I can’t imagine that Zach’s little tirade is going to help her at all, right? Plus, people who talk smack usually just want attention–which is kind of pathetic.
The bottom line is: Demi—whether sober or not—is fragile. And I find that the targets of most smack talk are fragile, too. So the next time you draw in a big breath and get ready for a bitchfest, ask yourself if you should be blowing of steam at someone else’s expense.
Do you believe what Zachary is saying about Demi? When are some times you’ve decided to talk smack about someone else? Tell us in the comments!