Demi Lovato Just Deleted Her Twitter After Receiving Backlash For 21 Savage Comments
This past Sunday, the singer shared a few tweets poking fun at the rapper 21 Savage, who was recently arrested by ICE for an expired visa.
Lovato thought her tweets were harmless but soon began receiving a ton of backlash which prompted her to deactivate her Twitter account.
Many did not think Demi Lovato’s jokes were funny
On February 4, the rapper, 21 Savage, was taken into custody after his visa allegedly expired.
Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, has identified himself as an Atlanta rapper over the years.
However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have revealed that he is a United Kingdom citizen and has overstayed his visa in the United States.
According to ICE spokesman Bryan Cox, “Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa and he became unlawfully present in the U.S. when his visa expired in July 2006.”
21 Savage has been placed in “removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” and could most likely face deportation.
Many fans decided to poke fun at the rapper on Twitter, sharing memes and thoughts on 21 Savage’s dilemma.
During the Super Bowl LII this past Sunday, Demi Lovato wanted to get in on the fun and tweeted, “So far 21 savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl.”
The singer also shared a meme that referred to 21 Savage’s British citizenship. Lovato shared a photo of someone writing with a quill pen that included the caption, “This how 21 Savage be writing his verses.”
Fans did not take kindly to Demi Lovato’s tweets and began calling out the singer for being insensitive.
Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter
As fans quickly responded to Demi Lovato’s now-deleted tweets, the singer tried to explain that she was not mocking 21 Savage’s situation.
The singer tweeted, “FYI, this is the s— I’m laughing at..” referring to the quill pen meme, “not the fact that anyone is getting deported.”
Fans and fellow celebrities did not see that and blatantly accused Demi Lovato of insensitivity.
Rapper Wale took to Twitter to share his thought on the singer’s tweets by writing, “Why is somebody freedom funny… I don’t get the joke.”
He then wrote a second tweet stating, 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.”
After that, Demi Lovato went and deleted her entire Twitter account. She then shared on her Instagram Story the amount of backlash she was receiving shortly after the initial tweets.
Fans brought up Lovato’s past drug abuse
Demi Lovato took to Instagram, shortly after deleting her Twitter account, to post screenshots of the comments people were leaving her.
The comments began touching upon her past experiences with drugs and her recent overdose, which prompted Lovato to try and set the record straight about her Twitter comments.
“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.”
Lovato continued, “Lastly, I wasn’t making fun on [sic] anything having to do with deportation or even anything against him, 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.”
Demi Lovato has been in the process of recovering from a drug overdose that took place on July 24.
The singer was hospitalized and eventually transported to a rehab facility where she recently completed treatment.
A fellow singer came to Demi Lovato’s rescue
Demi Lovato is still facing major backlash for her Twitter comments, but has someone in her corner to fend off fans making fun of her drug overdose.
Singer Bebe Rexha took to Twitter on Monday to call out fans who are continuing to criticize Demi Lovato.
The singer tweeted out, “To all the people who talked s— to Demi you’re F—IN DISGUSTING. Attacking someone that is 6 months sober about her personal issues with drugs and mental health over a tweet is LOW.”
Bebe Rexha comes to Demi Lovato’s defense a week after the “Sorry, Not Sorry” singer applauded Rexha took to Instagram to call out designers who refused to dress her because of her size.
Lovato commented on Rexha’s post by writing, “Love this and you for speaking your mind and using your voice!!!”