Yep, you read that right. Demi Lovato believes we should scrap the word “alien” and instead use “extraterrestrials” when referring to organisms from other planets. Maybe they were listening to Katy Perry when they came up with the idea, or perhaps they made contact with an otherworldly being themselves. Regardless of how they came to the conclusion, the pop star stands by their claim that the term “aliens” is offensive.
According to TMZ, the subject came up during an interview with the Australian outlet, PEDESTRIAN.tv. While plugging their new Peacock series, Unidentified, Lovato explained their reason for favoring the term “extraterrestrial.”
“I really think that if there was anything out there that would want to do that to us, it would have happened by now. But, I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything,” Demi Lovato shared. “That’s why I like to call them ETs! So yeah, that’s a little tidbit. A little information that I learned.”
Likely, Lovato’s notion of the word’s offensive symbolism derives from its second meaning, referring to U.S. immigrants. While using “aliens” in this sense is no longer the preferred term, the singer believes we should extend this same consideration to our outer space neighbors.
Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what aliens think of the word, themselves. We’ve reached out to the solar system for comment, but so far, we’ve heard no response.
Watch the trailer for Unidentified below.
Demi Lovato Stars in New Reality Series Searching for Alien Life
As strange as Demi Lovato’s advocacy for aliens may seem, they’re not the only one that feels passionate about the subject. Plenty of Americans have experienced their own otherworldly encounters from UFO sightings to alleged abductions. After spotting a UFO themselves in Joshua Tree National Park, Lovato felt the urge to search for answers.
“It was this bright light that kind of moved in weird ways that plane wouldn’t move,” Demi Lovato explained in the trailer of Unidentified. “My goal is to find out what really happened.”
Now, with their best friend Matthew Scott Montgomery and sister Dallas Lovato at their side, Demi is pulling out all the stops to find proof of life beyond the stars.
“What if extraterrestrials aren’t traveling lightyears to visit us,” the singer asked. “What if they’re already here, waiting for us to reach out?”
Along with the trailer, Demi Lovato has also been sharing sneak previews of their new series on Instagram, including a moment when they received a “standing ovation from ETs.”
While singing a few bars from their song, “Skyscraper,” Lovato’s equipment showed the figures to be standing.