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Unidentified with Demi Lovato
Unidentified with Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato: the term ‘alien’ is offensive to extraterrestrials

They’re probably more offended by Elon Musk’s imminent colonisation

Demi Lovato, musician, actor, and UFO advocate, has warned against using the term ‘alien’ to describe extraterrestrials as our outerspace friends may find it offensive.

In an interview with to promote their new series, Unidentified with Demi Lovato, the actor said: “We have to stop calling them ‘aliens’ because ‘aliens’ is a derogatory term for anything. That’s why I like to call them ETs.”

Although Lovato doesn’t expand on their reasoning behind this, it’s likely they’re referring to the law’s use of the term ‘alien’ to describe migrants. In January, as US president Joe Biden introduced his immigration reform bill, he proposed removing the word ‘alien’ from the country’s immigration laws, which activists have described as “dehumanising”.

TBC if extraterrestrials would find the term offensive, or would even be able to comprehend the meaning of the word – but I guess Lovato is on a mission to find out.

Speaking about their UFO show, Lovato told “I have been a believer my whole life, and I just thought, I’m in a position in my career right now where I’m dipping my toes into a lot of different waters, and this was just a natural next step. I wanted to film everything that goes down when I go and search for these UFOs so that my fans can come along for the ride.”

Unidentified with Demi Lovato sees the singer “search for the truth about UFO phenomena” with their friend Matthew and sister Dallas. According to the official synopsis, the four-part series sees the trio “investigate eyewitness encounters, uncover secret government reports, and conduct tests at known UFO hot spots”.

It’s been an exciting few months for space fans. In June, the Pentagon released an unclassified report on UFO sightings, the findings of which were pretty inconclusive: while alien technology can’t be ruled out in these sightings, there’s also no evidence of it, meaning the mysterious aerial phenomena are still unexplained.

For those who want to take matters into their own hands, you can track UFO sightings all the way back to the 60s via this website. And for those who want to dream about life on another planet (maybe on which aliens are having pool parties), you can learn about the first self-sustainable city on Mars here – coming to a planet near you in 2100.

In the meantime, watch the trailer for Unidentified with Demi Lovato below.