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Alien identification

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We here at Celebrity Slam are all about inclusion. We believe that it is important to be conscious of the manner in which people choose to be identified. We think that self-identification is a basic right, and that we should all strive to avoid using terminology that pushes against that identity.

That said, we occasionally see an item that leaves us scratching our heads and wondering just how we got here.

This brings us to Demi Lovato, who had some … interesting things to say while in the midst of promoting their new Peacock docuseries titled “Unidentified,” wherein they and their friends head out in search of proof of Martians or whatever (and ostensibly find some, but it wouldn’t be a show about aliens if someone wasn’t claiming proof of something somewhere).

Actually, it’s that word “aliens” that Demi apparently has a problem with. In an interview with an Australian media outlet, DL dropped this sparkling gem of nonsense.

“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.”

Lovato went on to add “That’s why I like to call them ETs! So yeah, that’s a little tidbit. A little information that I learned.”

Now, we’re not at all sure WHERE they learned that little tidbit. We’re guessing there wasn’t some sort of meeting of the minds on the mothership where all the little green people expressed their disdain at being referred to as foreigners – which is what the word would mean in this context. Of course, we might be wrong and Demi Lovato might totally be tapped into the collective hivemind of Blargon 6 or whatever.

Look, there’s no question that the term “alien” has picked up some negative connotations down here on Earth when it is applied to people. That’s why we try so hard to find less aggressive terminology to use as identifiers, in an effort to lessen man’s inhumanity to man.

But when we’re talking about creatures from space? We’re sorry, Demi, but that’s just absurd.

Obviously, this is all being done in an effort to promote this crazy show on Peacock, which, if you haven’t looked into, it is a LOT. Like, “Demi Lovato thinks they can sing their own songs to communicate with alien beings” a lot. And look, we’re not above the idea of being fascinated by someone who thinks their hit single from a decade ago can transcend the communication barriers between humankind and extraterrestrial beings.

(Although, come on, Demi. “Skyscraper”? Really?)

All right, so no one who watches anything connected with this show is going to have any doubts that Demi Lovato is a weirdo. However, it’s also clear that they are an empathetic person who genuinely believes in all of … this. So while we think it’s bizarre to try to get people to stop calling aliens aliens, we get where they are coming from.

Live long and prosper, Demi.

Rock update

Our time with Demi Lovato was a bit on the brief side, so we thought you might want to know what’s going on with Mr. Dwayne The Rock Johnson (we no longer put “The Rock” in quotes because we feel like that will forever be his name, no matter what he tries to say about it).

Turns out The Rock has dropped a guest verse on a track by the rapper Tech N9ne. Titled “Face Off,” The Rock closes things out with the following:

“It’s about tribe, it’s about power / We stay hungry, we devour / Put in the work, put in the hours and take what’s ours / Black and Samoan in my veins, my culture bangin’ with Strange / I change the game so what’s my *EXPLETIVE* name (Rock).”

Honestly, we have nothing to add, other than to express some surprise that The Rock would turn up on a rap track instead of, you know … a rock song. Still, we’re always here for some quality The Rock content.

And so, to The Rock, we say rock on. Or rap on. Whatever.

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 08:01


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