Demi Lovato has apologized after joking about the Zika virus in a now deleted Snapchat.
The 23-year-old singer wrote on Twitter, “In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night. I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand. Deepest apologies.”
Demi‘s mom, Dianna de la Garza added, “My deepest and sincerest apologies to everyone who was offended by this. I never meant to hurt anyone. I’m sorry.”
In the Snapchat story, Demi shared a video of Dianna saying, “Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus” and immediately after, was criticized on Twitter for the video.
Demi continued on Twitter: “If you watch everything I do, you’re still a fan.. I ain’t goin nowhere b******. It’s an awesome feeling when you’re so content with life and yourself that hate doesn’t effect you.. Feelin’ good y’all.”
Watch the now-deleted Snapchat below:
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