Demi Lovato Deactivates Twitter Account Over 21 Savage Controversy

Demi Lovato's Twitter has gone dark.

She sparked some controversy last night during the 2019 Super Bowl when she made a comment about rapper 21 Savage. 21 Savage was arrested yesterday morning by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for reportedly overstaying his visa. He apparently entered the U.S. legally in 2005 but his visa expired, meaning … he’s here illegally. He’s British. (I didn’t know that!) He was born on the island of Dominica, which is a British colony.

He faces deportation. His attorney is working hard to get him out of detention to clear up any misunderstandings. 

News of 21 Savage's arrest quickly spread over social media and subsequently became a meme. That's where Demi Lovato comes into this story. She wrote on Twitter yesterday afternoon, "So far 21 savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl."

People immediately began calling her out for making fun of another celebrity's issues, when she had many of her own. Even Offset sort of seemed to subtweet her: "ALL THE MEMES AND S--T AINT FUNNY WHEN SOMEBODY GOING THROUGH SOME," the Migos rapper wrote. "PRAYING FOR MY DAWG AINT S--T FUNNY HIS FANILY [sic] DEPENDING ON HIM.

Demi tried defending and clarifying herself in later tweets, but it wasn't enough to calm the criticism.

She tweeted, “If you're gonna come at me for making a joke, try coming at me with some original not involving drugs.”

Another tweet said, "F--k Twitter. This is why I don't tweet anymore."

Not long after deleting her Twitter, Demi wrote a note on her Instagram Story about her prior tweets, and also shared screenshots of comments people made about it, including calling her out for her drug use.

She wrote, “Wasn't laughing at anyone getting deported. I know that's not a joke...not have I EVER laughed at that. The meme I posted/was talking about was of him being writing with a feather pen. Sorry if I offended anyone."

She continued, "But it's no excuse to laugh at someone's addiction, let alone their OD."

Source: E!, TMZ, Instagram

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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