Demi Lovato deletes Twitter after sharing 21 Savage meme
Demi Lovato has deleted her Twitter account amid backlash over her comments about 21 Savage who arrested on Sunday by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for illegal staying in U.S.A with expired visa.
Lovato also shared a meme referencing 21 Savage’s newly revealed British citizenship, sharing a photo of someone writing with a quill pen with the caption, “This how 21 Savage be writing his verses.”
“FYI,” Lovato added on Twitter, explaining that she was not mocking 21 Savage for being arrested, “this is the s— I’m laughing at.. not the fact that anyone is getting deported.”
Fans immediately responded to Lovato’s since-deleted tweets, accusing her of being insensitive to 21 Savage’s situation. Rapper Wale wrote, “Why is somebody freedom funny… I don’t get the joke.”
Lovato then deleted her Twitter account and posted on her Instagram story to share a snippet of the backlash she had received after sharing the 21 Savage meme.
The singer posted three screenshots of her comments section, where people had referred to Lovato’s overdose and history of addiction while mocking her for the 21 Savage comments.
“She’s a hypocrite let’s pull out the heroin memes and see if this b— doesn’t get emotional,” one commenter wrote. Another added, “wonder if she saw the memes about her lol.”
“Wasn’t laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that’s not a joke… not have I EVER laughed at that,” Lovato wrote on her Instagram Story. “The meme I posted/was talking about was of him 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.”
“Lastly, I wasn’t making fun on [sic] anything having to do with deportation or even anything against him,” she continued. “I was laughing at who the f— knew 21 was British? Literally no one. That’s it. It doesn’t go deeper than that. I’m sorry if I upset people truly.”
Lovato ended her post calling out Wale, writing, “Yo, @wale if you wanna talk, then answer my dms.”