We’re kind of hoping that this story holds no truth, because if it does, then Simon Cowell is a huge douchenozzle. Demi Lovato has already talked publicly about her struggle with an eating disorder, bulimia to be exact, and reportedly Simon has asked that she lose 20 pounds before returning to judge the third season of The X Factor. Douchey, right?
Star magazine reports:
Just two and a half years ago, The X Factor judge Demi Lovato checked herself into rehab for cutting and bulimia – and she only just recently left her sober living facility. But Star has learned that her boss, Simon Cowell, is demanding she lose 20 lbs. before the show’s fall premiere! An insider says that although Simon loves Demi’s feisty attitude, he believes she has ballooned since the season two finale in December – and it’s bugging him. “Simon doesn’t expect Demi to be supermodel skinny, but he does want her to look like she’s in shape,” stated the insider. “He’s set a weight-loss goal of 20 lbs. for Demi and asked her to work hard on it through the spring and summer.” This sounds like an insensitive order to a young woman who has wrestled with body image issues – but the insider insists that Simon “is very supportive of her battles and is going above and beyond to make sure she loses weight in a healthy way.” Which must be reassuring, because it’s not like her job depends on his opinion or anything!
Could you imagine working for someone like that? If this is true, we’re going to boycott the show for sure.