Demi’s comments on Miley and Cody’s blossoming romance follow her first interview in over a year, in which she discussed her struggles with eating disorders and self-esteem at the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles over the weekend.
"We hear the term body positivity all the time. To be honest, I don't always feel positive about my body," she said.
"Sometimes I do not like what I see. I don't sit there and dwell on it. I also don't lie to myself," she said. "I used to look in the mirror if I was having a bad body image day and say 'I love my body, you're beautifully and wonderfully made.' But I didn't believe it. I don't have to lie to myself and tell myself I have an amazing body. All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."
Demi has been open about her struggles with bulimia and substance abuse in the past – overcoming a near-fatal drug overdose in July 2018.
And her battles with bipolar disorder, self-harm and other issues occasionally have made her a target for internet trolls.
"What people don't realise is I'm an extremely sensitive person. When someone says something mean about me or makes a meme making fun of me, I have a good sense of humour. But when it's a very serious subject it can be hurtful," she said. "Even if you have an account thats like 'ImaDemiFan,' that's the name, and you leave one comment that said 'You look like Lord Farquaad with that hair,' I'm like, 'Damn, that kind of sucks.' I'm so tired of pretending I'm not human. When you say stuff, it affects me. I try not to look, but I see it."