Singer Demi Lovato says those who have blasted her online for her absence from the recently-held 2014 People's Choice Awards, are "mean".
The awards ceremony was held Wednesday night. Lovato faced the ire on Twitter after failing to accept her awards for favourite female artist and favourite music fan following in person.
The singer took to her account on the microblogging site on Thursday to remind fans that she is on a break.
In a series of posts, she said: "Damn... Just hopped online to check twitter and some 'fans' are being really mean... I'm not a (at) the Pca's (People's Choice Awards) because as I have stated before, I'm taking as much time off this month as possible... I haven't taken a substantial amount of time off in a long time and now I am."
She added, "Thank you for those who voted and understand why I am away... There are 'fans' who say they support me, then they hate on me, my personal life and my loved ones... And then there are my Lovatics! They are the Best fans an artist could ever ask for. I love you."