It's Not OK To Use Demi Lovato’s Overdose To 'Clap Back' At Her

People Used Demi Lovato’s Drug Addiction To 'Clap Back' At Her, And It Was Not Acceptable

Joking about things of this severity is never OK.

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After famous rapper 21 Savage was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to his apparent identity as a U.K. native, social media responded in one of the only ways it seems to know how to: memes. On the night of the Super Bowl, most were paying less attention to the uneventful game and more to the jokes about the rapper's deportation.

But when singer Demi Lovato decided to join in on the fun, many saw this as "crossing the line," using her tweets to demonstrate why 21 Savage jokes weren't funny.

Of course, it is always OK to share one's opinion and try to educate someone else as to why something may not necessarily be funny, but things escalated when people decided to utilize Demi's, who is 6 months sober after an overdose, drug addiction against her.

Demi responded on her Instagram story saying,

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

She later deactivated her Twitter, claiming that reasons like this were why she doesn't come online in the first place.

Using drug addiction against someone's mistakes is about as toxic as it gets. Drug addiction is a disease, one that takes thousands of lives each year, including other influential musicians like Mac Miller and Lil Peep. As many defending Demi pointed out, the idea of overdose is never funny when someone dies, and had Lovato actually been killed from it, it would not be up for jokes.

Ultimately, the kind of disputing that escalates to this extent is one of the big faults of our generation and society as a whole. We need to begin to understand other human beings and their stories, and if one wants to share an idea with another, they need to do it better.

Speaking to my own generation, we need to do better.

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Allegations Of Domestic Abuse Against Johnny Depp Turn Out To Be False

Johnny Depp was framed and it turns out that his now ex-wife was actually the abuser, not the other way around.

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You might have heard last year that Amber Heard, leading female actress in "Aquaman," made allegations over domestic abuse against her then-husband, Johnny Depp. This caused Twitter to "cancel" Johnny Depp, compelling people to boycott his movies, including the latest film from the Harry Potter universe, "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them." He was even dropped from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise following those allegations.

Recently, however, Johnny Depp has filed a lawsuit against Heard for a whopping 50 million dollars on the counts that the abuse allegations she made were false. In addition, an overwhelming amount of evidence has been presented, including 87 surveillance tapes and 17 sworn eyewitness statements, showing that Heard was the perpetrator of the abuse, not Depp. She even became a "darling of the MeToo movement", a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office, was appointed ambassador on women's rights at the American Civil Liberties Union, and was hired by L'Oreal Paris as its global spokesperson, as a result of the false allegations, according to the lawsuit from Depp's legal team. Reports say that she even confessed that they were a hoax as well.

It is truly a shame, and I am utterly disgusted at the level of sheer hypocrisy being demonstrated here. Imagine trying to propel your career based upon a mountain of lies and not only that, lies about the abuse that you committed. I honestly don't know how Heard can live with herself, having knowingly ruined someone's life by spreading lies, let alone causing a person such high levels of physical harm on multiple occasions (and on top of that her performance in "Aquaman" was EXTREMELY subpar). What Amber Heard did is just going to be used in favor of those who oppose the MeToo movement, because now there is clear evidence of a female celebrity lying about the abuse. Heard's lies could be used to discredit every woman telling the truth, and especially now we want to and SHOULD believe women. Instead of making things better for women, she has just magnified the damage and has made it increasingly difficult for women in the future to report their abuse because now there will be more speculation.

However, I do also think that it is crucial to think about the double standards we often hold here. Just because women tend to be the victims of abuse more than men does not mean that men do not also suffer abuse. Women should not be blindly believed on every occasion because of that statistic as well. We want so desperately to believe women, yet when Amber Heard claimed to have been abused she was believed without intense further investigations and even put on pedestals for her bravery, despite the fact that Depp's ex-wives had never suffered abuse by him. Perhaps every claim of abuse really should be investigated equally, regardless of the gender of the victim.

I am extremely glad that Johnny Depp was not the abuser because I have always admired his incredible acting and talent. I am glad that my impression of him can remain as good as it was before and that I can give him my full respect again. However, Amber Heard must be treated the same way Depp was when he was accused - full "cancellation."

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The Best Song From Each Of Taylor Swift's 7 Albums, From 'Taylor Swift' To 'Reputation' And Beyond

Well, we don't know what the seventh album is but it's going to be lit.

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The music goddess Taylor Swift is coming out with new music and it has made me listen to her older songs and albums. I have picked out the seven best songs from her seven albums and here is what I recommend listening to:

1. "Picture to Burn"

From the "Taylor Swift" album, this classic country Taylor Swift song calls out the boy who screwed her over and treated her badly. This was the beginning of her break up songs and one to blare in the car. Play this one loud and proud when that one boy treats you bad and wastes your time.

2. "You Belong With Me"

From the Fearless album, this is a song that has probably described every girl and the boy they liked at some point. It is extremely relatable and will never ever get old.

3. "Mine"

From the "Speak Now" album, this song's music video is one of my favorites. It just tells a really good story in the lyrics of a cute love story.

4. "We Are Never Getting Back Together"

From the "Red" album, this is the newly single girl ANTHEM. Pop Taylor Swift has arrived and I am living for it. Another song to shout in the car.

5. "New Romantics"

From the "1989" album, Taylor Swift is here to stay and this song is one of the highlights from this album. I don't why, but the music and the lyrics in this song are just so good.

6. "Dancing With Our Hands Tied"

From the "Reputation" album, this song stands out the most to me. I think it is very unique sounding and I have been recently listening to it on repeat.

7. "ME!"

Well, we don't know what the new album is and this is the only song out so far and I AM SO EXCITED FOR IT! I cannot wait to see what Taylor has in store for us next. She is full of surprises. I can tell it is going to be a pop album but I am patiently waiting for her to do a full circle and make a country album.

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