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Demi Lovato’s ‘California Sober’ Lifestyle Is ‘Extremely Offensive’ to Lala Kent

“You know, I don’t like to judge, but I actually think that that’s super offensive,” the Vanderpump Rules star said in the podcast. “There are people out there who have worked their ass off to never take themselves out of reality and to never place themselves in an altered state. When they have a cold, they don’t even take DayQuil or NyQuil. So to say that you’re ‘California sober’ or this type of sober is extremely offensive I think.”

On the song “California Sober,” the 28-year-old artist sings about where they’re at in their recovery and how that looks different per person: “I’m California sober/ It doesn’t have to mean the growin’ part is over/ No, it ain’t black or white, it’s all of the colors.” The doc even showed a difference of opinion about the subject matter, with Sir Elton John famously saying, “Moderation doesn’t work.”

“To me, I’ve been in rooms with men and women who have given up everything just to not pick up… So sober to me means that you are not taking yourself out of reality,” Kent continues, going on to describe the idea of being “California sober” as “not a real thing. You’re not sober. If you’re drinking and smoking weed, you’re not sober.”

Listen to Kent talk about “California Sober” around the 41-minute mark here.

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