Demi Lovato's Unretouched Bikini Photo Is Inspiring Women to Respond With Their Own  ‘CelluLIT’ Shots

Demi Lovato isn’t sorry at all about her confident Instagram post. Last week, the singer shared a photo of herself rocking a cheetah bikini while posing in a pool, showing off her unretouched body in all its glory.

But her badass bikini shot didn’t just give her fans another reason to love her—the post inspired fans to share their own unedited photos and praise the star for proving what body positivity really means. 

Lovato’s “celluLIT” photo has racked up an eye-popping 9 million likes since it was posted on Friday, and she's received thousands of comments in support of her post. 

“Here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me,” Lovato wrote in her caption. “And you should love you too!”

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This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. ??????‍♀️ also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. ? #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT ???

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It sure looks like her fans do. One shared a similar photo of herself wearing a bikini shortly after Lovato’s photo went up; the fan added a caption that Lovato herself would probably love. 

“tbh i never thought i’d post these pics here. i never thought i’d be brave enough to share the second one anywhere,” the fan wrote in her caption. “with demi’s help, i started thinking differently abt how I looked. I started appreciating my body, not giving a fuck abt what people said. i started being grateful for it and we lowkey have a love relationship rn. i’m so so proud of you @ddlovato.”

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edit: the 1st n 3rd pic have nothing but a filter on (that changed the sea color bc it was kinda brown tbh). i couldn’t find the original ones ? tbh i never thought i’d post these pics here. i never thought i’d be brave enough to share the second one anywhere. demi’s been inspiring me for so many years. i remember being so fucking insecure abt even wearing shorts. i’d ALWAYS wear pants to school (and trust me, living in rio de janeiro makes it rly hard) bc id always overthink it. but with demi’s help, i started thinking differently abt how i looked. i started appreciating my body, not giving a fuck abt what people said. i started being grateful for it and we lowkey have a love relationship rn. i’m so so proud of you @ddlovato. thank you for being the best bitch ever. thank u for always being there for me, even indirectly. u my main bitch. i love u with all my heart. ??

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Soon, more fans posted their own bikini photos, thanking Lovato for her fearlessness and body-positive message. 

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EDIT: i posted it months ago cause you have been inspiring me for years…but it make much more sense now. I’m happy for u, for me, for us. love you. ♥️ today i’m here to talk about confidence with my body. And tell you guys that demi is responsable for half of my confidence, she doesn’t know but in the last few weeks she helped me so much. This is me at the beach last week, i posted this picture on my personal ig but i felt afraid of what people would say about my body but who cares about it? It’s my body and i’m the only person that should say something about it. i have to love myself the way i’m. i’m trying to stop with the crazy diets and focs on what really matters: love myself. And i learned a lot with demi, and i’m still learming everyday when she says fuck you to someone that talks about her body. I love you Demi, today i feel strong so i want to thank you for everything and please never let anyone keep you down cause you are so fucking beautiful inside and out. te amo @ddlovato. ??♥️ #ddlovato #demilovato #lovatics #confident #demiandlovatics

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Ontem eu comentei um post do @quebrandootabu sobre a foto necessária da @ddlovato assumindo seu corpo. Respondi um comediante que disse “sensacional (para assumir o corpo) só esse biquíni de Vó que precisa ser criticado)”. Palavras do @fabioporchat . Acontece que desde ontem estou recebendo marcações e directs ora me alfinetando, ora me agredindo… Algumas me chamando de mimimizenta, feminista… veja bem!!! Parte do processo coletivo que estamos vivendo como MULHERES é retomar nosso poder e autonomia do nosso corpo. Isso passa por desmascarar o machismo e o patriarcado como naturalização das relações. São anos ouvindo críticas, julgamentos, humilhações, às vezes até conselhos e PIADAS sobre COMO devemos nos vestir, COMO devemos nos comportar e agir. Agora CHEGA!!!! É um grande CHEGA coletivo pra todos que até agora reproduzem a lógica que podem apontar dedos e julgamentos. Quando uma mulher foda e mundialmente famosa como a @ddlovato se assume ela trás com ela TODAS nós! Então esse final de semana vai ter foto de CORPO real com celulite, com barriga fora do padrão. Vai ter foto com biquíni de vovó, de mamãe, de fio dental… porque NÓS MULHERES somos livres . Nosso corpo é livre, nossa escolha de roupa é livre. E não me venham com suas piadas, humilhações e/ou comentários repressores porque juntas vamos bem longe ! ✨? se essas palavras ressoam com seu processo deixa aqui embaixo um encorajamento , podemos abrir a discussão também. Aparentemente somos menores em números mas a força dos valores que estamos transformando na sociedade é o que dá esse chão seguro pra gente abrir novos caminhos! ✨?? você vem comigo !? #marqueumamulher ? @raelbarja @umbarja

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