‘You might wonder why I’m bringing this up…’ Singer Dami Im says she’s ‘upset’ by pregnancy rumours as she lashes out at New Idea
Singer Dami Im has lashed out at pregnancy rumours made in gossip magazine New Idea.
The X-Factor 2013 winner took to Instagram on Thursday to slam a story written seven years ago that claimed she had ‘baby plans’.
Sharing a photo of the article and a partial cover shot, the musician, 32, said she ‘still feels upset looking at it’.
Hitting back: On Thursday, singer Dami Im [pictured] lashed out at New Idea magazine over pregnancy rumours
‘No I wasn’t pregnant in 2013 and no, I’m not pregnant now,’ she wrote.
‘You might wonder why I’m bringing this up now after so many years. I so wish I could have said something back then. I was naive and didn’t know that my words could be twisted like this.’
At the time of the interview, Dami said she had been ‘an aspiring artist full of ambition, on the verge of a major breakthrough on national TV’ and the workload was ‘stressful and relentless’.
The reality TV star continued: ‘When the attention was on me I had to do so many interviews but I didn’t know how they worked. I was naïve and didn’t know that my words could be twisted like this.’
False claims: The musician said she was ‘naive’ at the time of the interview and her ‘words were twisted’
Dami went on to explain that she’s often been quizzed about babies over the years.
‘Since when was it ever okay to ask a girl if they’re pregnant?’ she added.
It comes just months after the songstress revealed that in the early stages of her career, she struggled with imposter syndrome.
‘Sometimes I felt really small, that impostor syndrome, that I didn’t have what it takes to be an artist,’ she told the Daily Telegraph in September.
Success: Dami Im was crowned the winner of The X Factor Australia back in 2013, and has gone on to have huge success in the music industry
Impostor syndrome is the feeling of being undeserving of their achievements or that one is not as competent or intelligent as others might think, according to Psychology Today.
The South Korean-born star also told the publication that she had ‘no idea’ how to navigate the music industry.
But since winning the now-defunct singing competition, Dami has proven to be a force on the Australian music scene.
She has released five successful studio albums, toured the country and even starred on Dancing With The Stars earlier this year.
‘Sometimes I felt that I didn’t have what it takes’: Dami Im revealed in September that she struggled with ‘imposter syndrome’ after winning The X Factor Australia