Demi Lovato recently showed that she’s not too sure how to be nice to people she doesn’t like too much. She recently threw some not-so-subtle shade at Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez in a radio interview–and out of nowhere!
Here’s what happened: Demi did an interview with a Minnesota radio station, and she dropped a line that may or may not have been referencing Selena and Taylor’s high-profile, often-photographed relationships with Justin Bieber and One Direction’s Harry Styles. And it was totally random. The DJ asked why Demi’s fans feel so close to her. Her reply:
“A lot of celebrities don’t open up to their fans. They just tell them what they want to hear. They don’t really tell them things that can benefit their lives. They just flaunt around a boyfriend to sell a couple albums. That’s not what my career is about.”
Obviously she didn’t specify who she was talking about, but it wouldn’t be the first time Demi has thrown shade at Taylor and Selena. (Remember this?)
We know it can be tough to keep quiet when you can’t stand somebody–especially when you’re spilling some serious truth tea–but it’s important to know how to be nice to people you may in actuality want to throttle. It’s not about being fake–it’s about being civil. Here are some tips on how to be nice to people you loathe–and why it’s important!
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Seriously. It will keep you out of trouble and make you look more mature! Change the subject or just be like, “I don’t really know her.”
If you don’t have anything nice to say, you can also make something up.
You’ll look even better. If someone asks about someone else you’re known to have a beef with, just say something like, “Oh, Liz? She seems cool.” And move it along.
If a friend betrays you, don’t follow suit.
When someone ditches you for someone new, be it a BFF (like Selena and Demi) or a boyfriend (like Joe Jonas and Demi when he dumped her for Ashley Greene), it can be tempting to talk smack to vent and get back at them … but all it will do is solidify in their mind that they’re better off without you!
Trust that the truth will come out on its own.
Even when you know someone is being fake, resist the urge to diss them. Everyone and everything gets exposed sooner or later–that’s karma! Believe in it and hold your tongue (unless it’s something serious or harmful, in which case you should let an adult know!).
Focus on yourself.
If you already have a hard time figuring out how to be nice to someone you don’t dig, it’s only going to be tougher if you’re expending energy on that person. Work on yourself and pretend she doesn’t exist! It’ll save you a lot of time, aggravation and drama. And you’ll wind up being more successful solo–check out how Demi Lovato’s career skyrocketed once she flew solo and out of Selena’s shadow!
Do you have any tips on how to be nice to someone you don’t like? Do you think Demi Lovato was talking about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez? What tips would you give to Demi Lovato on how to be nice to Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez? Tell us in the comments!