Oct 08, 2016 01:01 PM EDT

Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift Feud: Lovato Slams Swift’s Squad for ‘Unrealistic’ Body Standards

By January Isaac
Singer Demi Lovato attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016.
Singer Demi Lovato attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016.
(Photo : Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citize)

Things are heating up between Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato after the "Cool for The Summer" singer criticized Swift and her squad for setting unrealistic standards for their bodies.

The former Disney Channel star, who's been actively campaigning for body positivism, aired out her thoughts in the cover story of Glamour magazine's November issue.

"I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they're going to claim that as part of their brand. To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don't see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body," the 24-year-old singer and actress said, in reference to Swift's popular squad.

She added that they set a "false image of what people should look like" and that "it's not realistic." Moreover, Lovato slammed Swift's 2014 hit "Bad Blood" for being contrary to women empowerment. She cited that making a "song and video about tearing Katy Perry down" does not empower women.

A source close to Swift said that the "Shake it Off" singer thought "it was unnecessary" for Lovato to make those comments about her and her group of friends.

"Taylor has a tight group of women in her life that all have her and each others' back and sometimes people just want that," a source told E! News. "She thought it was unnecessary for her to make those comments. They both have never been really good friends."

Lovato, who also received some backlash for her remarks, stood by her comments. She stated, however, that sometimes "words can be taken out of context when doing interviews."

Early this year, Lovato also dissed Swift on Twitter after the latter donated $250,000 to singer Kesha to help her with her legal battle against producer Dr. Luke.

"Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I'll be impressed," Lovato wrote on Twitter.

In her Glamour interview, Lovato also spoke about her rehab stint and her struggle with eating disorder. She said, "Now some days it's difficult; some days it's easy. But I like to focus on what I'm doing now, which is giving back."

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