21 Savage and Demi Lovato

Audrey Whalen , Reporter

Demi Lovato found humor in some about 21 savage, but other people did not find that so funny. The singer deactivated her Twitter account February 3, 2019 after she was being criticized for tweeting, “So far 21 savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl.”   

“The memes were hilarious and I was laughing at them as well. I do not understand why she is getting so much hate for it. The memes were posted to be laughed at,” sophomore Joey Townsed said.

The rapper was subject of conversation on social media after he was arrested in Atlanta by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He is accused of being a United Kingdom citizen who entered the United States legally when he was a minor in July 2005, but he allegedly failed to leave under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa. Lovato released on her Instagram story an apology, “wasn’t laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that is not a joke.. Not have I EVER laughed at that,” she said.  “The meme I posted was about him writing with a feather pen. Sorry if I offended anyone. But it is no excuse to laugh at someone’s addiction let alone their OD.”

“It was definitely super harsh that people were going after her addiction. There were tons of memes about [Lovato] when she went into the hospital and nobody got upset about those. It just does not seem fair that she is getting ripped apart for something that she has opening been struggling with. Lots of rappers struggle with addictions, they just do not get help. Instead they continue to use until it kills them,” junior Grant Habbidank said.

People have destroyed Lovato on social media, attacking her drug issues and her rehab history, telling her to do things that would set her back in her road to recovery.

Lovato has not reactivated her Twitter account and is choosing to stay off other social medias until this all blows over.