BBC Insists Demi Lovato Apology Was Due To Swearing, Not Same-Sex Dancing

Daniel Welsh

The BBC has insisted that an apology aired during Demi Lovato’s set at ‘The Biggest Weekend’ was down to her language, rather than references to same-sex love during her performance.

On Sunday (27 May), Demi performed a string of hits live from Swansea, including her 2015 cut ‘Cool For The Summer’, which made headlines upon its release due to its references to bisexuality.

During the performance, Demi was seen grinding on one of her female dancers, ending in a message to the crowd that they should “love who they want to love”.

Demi performing 'Cool For The Summer'

When airing the performance, the BBC chose this ill-timed moment to flash up an apology, saying: “We apologise if you’ve been offended by anything in this stream.”

Unfortunately, this prompted many to jump to the conclusion the BBC were apologising for the bisexual elements to Demi’s song and performance, which sparked a decidedly angry reaction on social media: