Demi Lovato decided to take a DNA and ancestry test and was thrilled to know that she is Spanish, Native American, Scandinavian, and 1% African.
The 24-year-old singer shared the news of her results on Twitter:
“I did a DNA test and found out I’m mainly Spanish, with Native American, SCANDINAVIAN (which I had NO idea), Irish, BRITISH….” Demi tweeted. She followed up with another tweet that said, “And I’m 1% African!!!!”
However, the popstar, who like many other stars, has often been the target of internet trolls. After her tweets, she received much hate for pointing out that she has a bit of African DNA in her.
so if you're from africa…. why are you white
— soph (@greylovxto) February 25, 2017
— Mandy La Rocca (@MandyJill3) February 25, 2017
At first, she thought people were being rude to her without reason, but then she explained herself after a fan made her understand the reason behind the mockery and hate she received.
“I also included the other nationalities. But I understand and respect your point of view and didn’t mean to offend anyone,” she tweeted to the fan.
She did, however, get some kind responses, while YouTube-star Kingsley defended her case:
aww, now your tattoo and passion for the continent makes sense! It's part of you?
— Drea (@Flawless_Demi_) February 25, 2017