The edited image was uploaded to Tumblr in October, 2015, although it is not known who took the photo and who photoshopped it.
Tumblr users were quick to respond, as posts, fanarts as well as photoshop edits started surfacing on the site within days.
On October 12th, 2015 the Twitter account @OfficialPoot was launched, publishing tweets in the name of “Poot Lovato”.
The character served as the inspiration for many, spawning works such as the fanfiction “The Secret History of Poot Lovato”.
Within the same month, Demi Lovato responded to the phenomenon on Twitter, however these tweets were all removed since then and later she herself posted a GIF of “Poot Lovato”.
- Teen Vogue – Demi Lovato Tweets Poot Lovato Meme
- Cosmopolitan – Demi Lovato Has Finally Freed Poot Lovato From the Basement
- The Guardian – Poot Lovato: has the internet discovered Demi’s secret sister?