Aliens, Martians, little green people – call them what you will, except “Aliens”.
Demi Lovato said we should stop calling our intergalactic neighbors “aliens” because it is a “derogatory” term.
The 29-year-old musician’s comments follow the release of a new four-part documentary. Not identified with Demi Lovato, in which she and her sister Dallas Leigh Lovato and friend Matthew Scott Montgomery investigate UFOs.
The 29-year-old musician told Pedestrian TV: “I think we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for everything. That’s why I like to call them ETs!”
Lovato has believed in aliens all his life and said creating the investigative series was a natural next step in her career.
Lovato said that “something happened” in every city they visited, but it wasn’t all alien – some of it was paranormal. They teased that in episode two we will see what scary events the crew experienced in Vulture City.
Do we have to be afraid of them? No, said Lovato. The idea that aliens are coming and wanting to take over the planet is a negative stereotype that bothers Lovato. After all, popular culture is full of references to green men who want to colonize our planet.
“I think if there were beings that could harm us, we would be gone a long time. I also think that if there are conscious civilizations in other dimensions that have given them the technology to travel through space, I think that they are only looking for peaceful encounters and interactions, because like I said, if they wanted us gone, we would have been gone a long time! ”They said.
After Lovato’s comments went viral, people took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Some agreed with Lovato and gave a wider context for how the term “alien” can also be used with migrants:
Some Twitter users scoffed at the singer’s comments:
Her comments also inspired many memes imagining how aliens would react to Lovato, with some believing that Lovato could be an advocate for humanity when (or when) they finally visit Earth:
The word “alien” has also been the subject of earthly controversy.
In September a new law has been signed in California that would see all references to immigrants as “strangers” abandoned. Governor Gavin Newsom said it was “an offensive term for a person” that fueled a “divisive and hurtful narrative”.
In April, US President Joe Biden ordered federal immigration services to stop using the term as well.
Speak beforehand Biden’s orders to officially delete the use of the term on US immigration law, Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define American said, “The way we describe people is really valid. It affects how we treat them. How we talk about immigrants shapes politics.
“It describes what is really at stake here. It recognizes that we are talking about people and families. “
The term “alien” previously referred to a person who is not a citizen or citizen of the United States.
While we don’t know if extraterrestrials have a preference, at least they will know that we are considerate and made to feel welcome if they ever come to visit.