Pop star Demi Lovato apologizes for Israel trip, then erases

"Going against all advice right now and apologizing," Lovato writes on Instagram, before erasing post several minutes later.

Yehonatan Gottlieb ,

Demi Lovato during visit with Shalva
Demi Lovato during visit with Shalva
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After just yesterday posting a note thanking Israel for her visit in the country, pop star Demi Lovato on Thursday apologized for the visit on Instagram - before deleting the post several minutes later.

"I'm extremely frustrated," Lovato wrote. "I accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts. No one told me there would be anything would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone."

"With that being said, I'm sorry if I've hurt or offended anyone, that was not my intention. Sometimes people present you with opportunities and no one tells you the potential backlash you could face in return. This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT and now I realize it hurt people and for that I'm sorry."

"Sorry I'm not more educated, and sorry for thinking this trip was just a spiritual experience," she continued. "Going against all advice right now and apologizing because it feels right to me and I'd rather get in trouble for being authentic to myself, than staying quiet to please other people. I love my fans, all of them, from all over."

Yesterday, Lovato published a number of posts warmly describing her visit to Israel.

"There is something absolutely magical about Israel," she wrote.

"I'm grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel."

Lovato's trip included visits to the Western Wall, Yad Vashem Holocaust museum and the Shalva Center, where she met the members of the Shalva band.



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