Demi Lovato Deactivates Twitter Account After Getting Harrassed for Laughing About 21 Savage Memes
Demi Lovato's tweet about all the 21 Savage memes that surfaced after he was arrested by ICE on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3) didn't sit well with the hip-hop community. Now, after facing a lot of backlash for the tweet, Lovato has deactivated her Twitter account.
After Lovato tweeted and deleted her comments about the jokes circulating on Twitter last night (Feb. 3), Lovato tried to defend the tweet before deactivating her account. Lovato then switched over to her Instagram stories to give more context for her initial tweet and simultaneously call out those who made fun of her previous battle with drug addiction.
"Wasn't laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that's not a joke.. not have I EVER laughed at that. The meme I posted/was talking about was of him being writing with a feather pen. Sorry if I offended anyone. But it's no excuse to laugh at someone's addiction let alone their OD," Lovato said in her Instagram story.
The Lovato comment that initially caused some controversy was one seemingly comparing the perceived excitement surrounding 21 Savage memes to the relative lack of action in the 2019 Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.
"The 21 Savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl," Lovato wrote at the time.
Before she backtracked on the tweet, one of 21 Savage's managers, Kei Henderson, along with 21's fellow rappers like Wale, Offset, Talib Kweli and more swiftly advised her that the Atlanta rapper's immigration situation is no joke.
"Why is somebody freedom funny ... I don’t get the joke," Wale tweeted at Lovato. "A lot of people were sending you love light , prayers etc . When people were making jokes about u at a rough time. A lot of people .Bless up."
Check out reactions to Lovato's tweet, as well as her controversial social media posts about 21 Savage memes below.
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