2. Cstcrpt — who has since deleted their account — wrote in the caption: “Demi’s twin sister. She was locked in a basement her whole life. This picture was taken the first time she went outside. Her name is Poot.”
3. The photo appears to have been taken by a fan at some sort of event or meet-and-greet.
4. Shortly afterwards, a largely dormant Twitter account adopted the handle @OfficialPoot and started tweeting as Lovato’s fictional twin.
I have been hiding for a long time in demi's basement but it's my time to shine. I am poot
— Poot Lovato (@OfficialPoot)
5. A backstory for Poot was also created on self-publishing site Wattpad.