The event was actually a part of the documentary series Unidentified With Demi Lovato, which follows Stone Cold singer's journey alongside friend Matthew Scott and paranormal investigator Chris Smith to Vulture City.
In an extremely bizarre incident, singer Demi Lovato serenaded a ghost who experienced trauma due to sexism. The event was actually a part of the documentary series Unidentified With Demi Lovato, which follows Stone Cold singer's journey alongside friend Matthew Scott and paranormal investigator Chris Smith to Vulture City, an abandoned "ghost town" in Arizona.
The team enters a dilapidated building the used to be a brothel. In one of the clips, Lovato is heard asking the "ghost" who goes by the name Carmen, if it has seen UFOs or ETs. With the help of an EMF (electromagnetic field) detector, something the ghost hunters claim to use for communicating with spirits, the three set out to run their experiment. Initially, the machine makes a noise but when Lovato asks if it is a "star person" (someone from another world) it remains mute, according to News18.
Next, the two men leave the room and Lovato asks the ghost if it did not say anything because of their presence. "Did you not want to say anything else because the boys were in here?" they ask and in response, the EMF makes a sound. "I think - Oh, I get that a lot," they said. "She has trauma. That's why she doesn't like men," Lovato, an activist, tells Carmen adding that they relate to it because of similar experiences in their own life.
demi lovato talking to a ghost about trauma that men cause and proceeding to sing skyscraper was not on my 2021 check list and yet here we are 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QGantFXfEu— 🤠 (@josianexnm) December 21, 2021
The two guys ask Lovato to sing for Carmen to which the 29-year-old says they like singing Skyscraper whenever they are emotional before belting out the hit tune. As soon as they finish the song, the EMF makes a beep-like sound that the trio assumes to be a "standing ovation" from the spirit. "That's the coolest standing ovation I've ever had," said the singer, who identifies as nonbinary.
Lovato later told Face To Face With Becky G that they weren't actually looking for ghosts. "We were originally setting out to search for UFOs and ETs [extraterrestrials] and then we came across this city called Vulture City." They added, "Vulture City is known for these ghosts that lived in an old brothel, and so we set-up those machines [EMF detectors] and I decided to sing for them and they went off when I finished. I’ve never had a standing ovation from ghosts, but I’d like to think they were standing."
Sharing their own experience about sexism, they told Jane Fonda, "If I had listened to the patriarchy, my life would have never changed, my pronouns would have never changed. I probably would have been married to a man with kids doing the thing that I was raised to believe that I should do." According to Daily Mail, they added, "After years of living my life for other people, trying to make myself smaller for the patriarchy - they run the industry, they are at the centre of everything."
"When I realized that, I thought, 'What are the ways that the patriarchy has been holding me back?' And for me, it was putting me in a box telling [me], 'You are a female, this is what you're supposed to like, this is what you're supposed to do, don't dream bigger and don't speak louder,'" they concluded.
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