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Demi Lovato Deleted A Tweet About Hiring "A Lady Of The Night" As A Prank

After deleting the tweet, Lovato said, "I swear I could tweet something about craving jelly beans and it would offend someone." She later apologized.

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One fan asked her what the funniest prank she pulled was.

@ddlovato Funniest prank you’ve ever pulled?

And in a now-deleted tweet, Lovato said her funniest prank was calling "a lady of the night" to surprise her bodyguard. She says the sex worker went into his room without his permission and "grabbed him in his 'area.'"

People weren't happy with the tweet with some calling it sexual assault.

So she hired someone to walk into someone's room and sexually assault him. Okay girl. https://t.co/cwqwMjXAQa

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I'm... not okay with this. Like, this is legitimately a shitty thing to do. That is sexual harassment on Demi's part, and sexual assault on the the other woman's part. I am beyond disgusted by this. https://t.co/6dhBpk09Ac

Others said Demi's tweet lessened the sexual abuse suffered by some men.

Let me say it louder: ASSAULT IS ASSAULT!!!!! Statistics show you’re most likely to be assaulted by someone you know. I cant even imagine hiring someone to do the worst thing you can do to another human being and claim it’s a prank? MEN CAN BE ASSAULTED TOO!! This isn’t (+) https://t.co/4I1y2NX6Lf

What I learnt today: According to Demi Lovato a sexual assault against a man is funny. CAN WE ALL UNDERSTAND IN 2018 THAT A SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST A MAN IS NOT A NORMAL THING AND WE SHOULDN’T LAUGHT ABOUT IT?? NEWS: A MAN HAS FEELINGS TOO, A MAN CAN BE SEXUAL ASSAULTED TOO.

Demi then deleted the tweet and said, "I swear I could tweet something about craving jelly beans and it would offend someone."

I swear I could tweet something about craving jelly beans and it would offend someone.

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But then people were also not impressed with THAT tweet.

@ddlovato imagine comparing sexual assault to jelly beans ugh demi truly lost her last two braincells

@ddlovato did you think this wasn’t offensive? lmaoooo you’re a joke

Reps for Demi didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from BuzzFeed.

Lovato said that those criticizing her should listen to her song "Warrior," adding she doesn't need to be educated about the horrors of sexual abuse.

For all of those coming at me rn, listen to the lyrics of Warrior and maybe you’ll have more compassion for someone who made a simple mistake. Of all people I know about sexual abuse. You don’t have to educate me.

She then tweeted that she's sorry if anyone was offended.

So sorry if anyone was offended 😔

UPDATE

This post was updated with Lovato's apology.