We’ve already established that DivaJulia wants no part of Katie Couric, or her show. I’ve decided to mostly leave it, but did tune in today to catch her interview with Demi Lovato. My tween daughter makes sure I stay up to date with the current and recently graduated Disney & Nickelodeon stars, so I have been following Demi’s ups and downs.
Katie starts with a revelation of her own, she battled bulimia as a young woman in college into her mid 20’s. No details were given and the brief segment was filmed in the control room prior to Demi’s arrival on the main set.
Sporting blue ombre hair and cute hot pink blazer, Demi narrates her tale of life growing up in Hollywood. She believes that environment and genes gave her a predisposition to having an eating disorder, that her career as a child star exacerbated. At one point Katie compares the media scrutiny she is subject to with the microscope Demi underwent as as pubescent actress. Any empathy I may have felt during Katie’s introductory “confession” is out the window with that display of WTFery.
The hour is dedicated to disordered eating, so there aren’t any awkward tonal changes as we switch to fall fashions or the like. Whether it was on advice from her management or a sincere commitment to end body dysmorphia and bullying, Demi lends subsequent guests support from the audience with some knowing nods.