Demi Lovato and her mom joked about Zika on Snapchat. Big mistake.

Demi Lovato and her mom joked about Zika on Snapchat. Big mistake.
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Demi Lovato sent the internet into a frenzy with an offensive joke about Zika that outraged some while sending others into overdrive defending the pop star. On Aug 12, Lovato shared a Snapchat of her mom saying, “Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus!” while ​​the singer can be heard laughing in the background.

The internet was like: nope.

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The original Snapchat video is long gone, but even disposable snaps live forever online, so you can watch it here. The hashtag #DemiLovatoIsOverParty started trending immediately. The hate fest also prompted many of Lovato's famously loyal fans (aka "Lovatics") jumped in to defend her.

The singer has since apologized on Twitter, and explained that she was laughing at her mom, not at the terrifying virus.

And she seems to subscribe to the "no publicity is bad publicity" mantra.

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How do we get us some of that sweet, sweet inner peace? Oh, you have to be a multimillionaire mega-star who has undergone years of therapy? Got it.

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