Demi Lovato says ‘aliens’ is offensive to extraterrestrials
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Close encounters of the pedantic kind.
Demi Lovato thinks that referring to extraterrestrial beings as “aliens” is offensive, according to a new interview.
Flogging their new Peacock special, “Unidentified” — in which the Disney alum seeks to “uncover the truth about the UFO phenomena” alongside sister Dallas Lovato and best friend Matthew Scott Montgomery — Lovato explained to Australian outlet PEDESTRIAN.tv last week that “I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything.”
“That’s why I like to call them ETs!,” the 29-year-old continued. “So yeah, that’s a little tidbit. A little information that I learned.”
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, “alien” comes from the Old French “alien” and the Latin “alienus,” both meaning “strange” or foreign.” It adds that the meaning “residing in a country not of one’s birth” dates to the mid-15th century, while the meaning “wholly different in nature” is from the 1670s and the usage “not of this Earth” was first recorded in 1920.
Though the original interview was published last week, it gathered steam on social media Monday when it was picked up by TMZ. In it, the interviewer asked Lovato for “any common misconceptions about UFOs that [bother] them,” to which the “I Love Me” singer responded, “that they’re harmful or that they’ll come and take over the planet.
“I really think that if there was anything out there that would want to do that to us, it would have happened by now,” they added.
Lovato recently described “a beautiful and incredible experience” with a possible
alien sorry, extraterrestrial, in an interview with E! News’ “Daily Pop.”
“We went out into the desert in Joshua Tree and I basically saw this blue orb that was about 50 feet away, maybe less, and it was kind of like floating above the ground, just like 10 or 15 feet, and it was kind of keeping its distance from me,” they said.
They added that they’d had a previous experience with a possible extraterrestrial in 2020 at their 28th birthday party, in which “something showed up directly above us in the sky” displaying “huge lights that made a question mark, almost.”
“Unidentified With Demi Lovato” is available to stream on Peacock.