This is definitely a kind of worthless topic given what's going on in today's world, but thought it may be relevant to put here in a weight loss forum. If you aren't on or haven't seen on social media (or likely don't care if you did), Demi Lovato went on a Twitter rant over a locally-owned LA frozen-yogurt shop. Apparently, as someone recovering from an eating disorder, she was "triggered" by what she considered all the "diet culture" options: sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free, etc. She attacked this shop, even finding and posting outdated photos of them, saying they were feeding into diet culture and making it difficult for people suffering or recovering from an ED of going there. She was so "triggered" that she left and didn't even order anything. She said they could have a separate area for special dietary needs so those with ED's could feel included??? She's now since backtracked and apologized, saying she was wrong....after all the backlash she got. I'm paraphrasing what I've seen, but that's the gist.
I have never had an ED, but at one time definitely did have disordered eating and thoughts about food. I can understand how someone would be "triggered" by that if recovering, just trying to get a "normal" frozen yogurt without feeling guilty because you see what you think are "diet" products. However, we all know that there are people who have to have sugar-free, dairy-free, etc. for health reasons, and it's not just about weight loss. Even if some people choose the sugar-free because they're trying to lose weight--so what? I probably wouldn't, but maybe at one time I would have. To me, it's like an alcoholic getting mad at a grocery store because there's an alcohol display case near the front of the store.
I feel she acted out of a sense of entitlement, perhaps "triggered" by someone recovering from an ED. She claims she went on this rant to "educate" the shop and others, but no...this was about her own issues that she apparently still needs to deal with, and that others should cater to HER.