Anyone who has been on social media for some time has no doubt stumbled into a conversation without clearly knowing the context. This is even trickier when someone is vague-posting. That's what happened this week when singer Demi Lovato posted a series of cryptic tweets that people guessed were intended for her longtime friend, Marissa Callahan.
Grateful for those closest to me who have never left my side and love me for who I am.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 2, 2018
Do me a favor, stop existing in my life and then stop trying to get attention by publicly shading me knowing the reaction you’ll get from my fans— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 3, 2018
No one could be sure the tweets were meant for Callahan because that's the beauty of vague-posting. And this is where things got confusing for Chelsea Clinton, who took the message at face value and offered support.
Thank you for doing so much more than existing Demi - thank you for all the good and beauty you give the world!— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 3, 2018
Twitter users loved it.
But some people thought Clinton was confused, which confused them, which is the whole point of vague-posting, right?
Lord have mercy, Chelsea Clinton loves Demi? Okay it’s official, Stan Twitter is over— 🙏 (@grandefentyy) May 3, 2018
Others may have been confused, but Clinton knew exactly what she meant.
Because I am grateful for her advocacy on mental health & so much more and am a fan!— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 3, 2018
We are calling this a win for Clinton and her positive attitude!