Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account Over 21 Savage Backlash
- Author: Kyle Peterson Feb 06, 2019,
Feb 06, 2019, 8:57
Before deactivating her account, she wrote: "Im done with Twitter".
Lovato deactivated her account after she received backlash for her comment about 21 Savage's arrest by USA customs officials.
Needless to say, this didn't go down too well with many fans who started calling the singer out for mocking someone for getting deported - with a lot of haters making incredibly offensive references to her recent struggles with drug addiction and her reported overdose past year.
According to ICE spokesman Bryan Cox, Savage, born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested for remaining in the US with an expired visa, the Atlanta Constitution-Journal reported.
But when users attacked her for her comments, many of them brought up her addiction struggles.
Demi responded: "If you're gonna come at me for making a joke, try coming at me for something original and not involving drugs".
While the news of the rapper's detention came as a shock to fans - most of whom believed he was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia - 21 never hid his illegal status, according to the rapper's lawyer.
Rapper Killer Mike also voiced support, tweeting: "My honest hope is to see this young man who has made a way for himself allowed to stay and continue to prosper and grow his legacy".
"There has been a great deal of misreporting in the case of She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known professionally as 21 Savage", the statement begins. The rapper Wale replied by saying "Why is somebody freedom funny" and noted that when Lovato suffered from an overdose, she faced rough jokes as well.
Abraham-Joseph is a role model to young people in the US, especially in Atlanta, LaPolt said. "A lot of people.Bless up". "I'm sorry if I upset people truly". She shared one such meme, which jokingly implies the rapper writes his raps with a quill pen, before displaying some of the backlash she had received in response - a host of tweets making light of her public struggle with addiction.
"Wasn't laughing at anyone getting deported. Sorry if I offended anyone", continued Demi.