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Demi Lovato says we must stop calling extraterrestrials “aliens” because it’s offensive to UFOs

Demi Lovato is speaking up for extraterrestrials everywhere.

While promoting their new Peacock docuseries “Unidentified with Demi Lovato”, the non-binary singer/activist/UFO enthusiast explained why they take issue with people calling beings from other planets “aliens.”

“I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything,” Lovato said. “That’s why I like to call them E.T.s.”

And, no, they were not kidding.

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To be clear, many people consider the word “alien,” when used in reference to immigrants or those traveling from other countries, to be dehumanizing and offensive; however, most people don’t find the term problematic when talking about hypothetical extraterrestrials.

Except, evidently, for Lovato, who says they have been a “believer” in UFOs their “whole life.” To them, “aliens” is a derogatory term because the E.T.s haven’t done anything to cause Earthlings any harm. Or something.

“If there are civilizations that are of consciousness in other dimensions, which has given them the technology to be able to travel through space, I think that they are looking for nothing but peaceful encounters and interactions because like I said, if they wanted us gone, we would have been gone a long time ago! I really think that if there was anything out there that would want to do that to us, it would have happened by now.”

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Lovato added, “I think that the world is becoming a more open place. Slowly, but surely, I think that we’re making progress. And we’re slowly getting there. But, you know, any progress is progress!”

Let’s see what Twitter has to say about all this, shall we?