Check any celebrity-dedicated account on social media, like BiEbErfrver12 or KylieJennerzArmy, and you’ll see that hardcore fans often pay tribute to their faves by spending countless hours recreating their image with pen and paper.
One such drawing of Lovato topless with a mermaid tail caught the singer’s attention, and not in the good way.
“Is that how my boobs should look?” she commented on a fan’s Instagram that reposted the photo this week. “It’s gorgeous but that’s not my body.”
The drawing is inspired by a sultry promotional shot from her new single “Body Say,” which shows Lovato nude, but sans mermaid tail, in the same position. Unlike the fan artwork, however, bed sheets largely cover her bust and waist.
Vladimir Serbanescu, the Romanian artist responsible for the image, quickly defended his artwork on Instagram and responded to Lovato’s accusation that he misrepresented her body.
“If i make your waist slimmer and your boobs bigger to accentuate the fact that i drew you as a mermaid, a mythological creature, doesn’t mean I say that you should look like that or all girls should look like that,” he wrote. “That’s how i imagine mermaids. I worked a lot on that drawing and i was proud of it, but not anymore.”
In this case, her body says NOPE.