Demi Lovato deactivated her Twitter account after facing the wrath of Twitter for laughing at memes about rapper 21 Savage.
21 was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday because he’s in the states illegally. It didn’t take long for the Internet to conjure up a dozen memes about it, and it was all fun and games for the worldwide web until Demi Lovato got in on the action.
Foolishly, she Tweeted: “So far 21 savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl.”
Twitter rained down an avalanche of hate on her, so she clarified. “FYI this is the s–t I’m laughing at.. not the fact that anyone is getting deported.”
Here’s the Tweet she referenced before adding, “F–k Twitter”:
This how 21 Savage be writing his verses pic.twitter.com/c2deHSXAcS— 6rian (@_i_am_brian2) February 4, 2019
Rapper Wale weighed in on the drama, which brought the controversy to a head. People started slamming Demi for her past drug use and OD, so she deleted her Twitter account and explained what she actually meant in a series of stories posted on Instagram.
“Wasn’t laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that’s not a joke…not have I EVER laughed at that,” she said. “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.”
“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–k knew 21 was British? Literally no one,” she said. “That’s it. It doesn’t go deeper than that. I’m sorry if I upset people truly. Yo @wale if you wanna talk, then answer my dms.”
Kim, there’s people dying.
Why is somebody freedom funny … I don’t get the joke https://t.co/Eyf4clympS— Wale (@Wale) February 4, 2019
Demi via Instagram story (ddlovato) pic.twitter.com/CK2jHuoWmQ— Demi Lovato News (@itsJCMD) February 4, 2019