Keemstar Brands Demi Lovato A 'Loser' And 'Druggy' Following Her Emotional Statement
6 August 2018, 10:32 | Updated: 6 August 2018, 10:37
"At some point u made a bad choice & did drugs. Don’t be a loser!"
Keemstar has taken to Twitter to hit out against Demi Lovato, following her recent public battle with addiction. The singer posted a statement to Instagram, responding to news reports that she had been hospitalised due to a drug overdose. She stated that “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."
Keemstar took to Twitter to respond to the statement
In a series of tweets, Keemstar dismissed Demi's statement, branding her a 'loser' and insisting that addiction not be treated as an illness.
Drugs are for losers.— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) August 6, 2018
Demi should have said that in her statement.
Not “addiction is a illness” that makes it sound like there’s no choice but there was a choice. You don’t come out of the womb with a crack pipe. At some point u made a bad choice & did drugs. Don’t be a loser!
He went on to explain his point of view by citing his own past experiences with drugs, which he feels are comparable to Demi's situation:
At one point in my life many years ago I did a lot of coke in the club scene.— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) August 6, 2018
I was being a loser.
So I have no problem calling any other druggy a loser.
Reaction has been mixed to negative
While some agreed with Keemstar's statement, others were dismayed by the way he portrayed addiction.
This is the most ignorant thing you have ever tweeted, from a fan— Jordan Kaminski (@JKaminski15) August 6, 2018
Just because someone says it's an illness doesn't mean there isn't choice involved like what? Addiction is not easy to overcome, I bet there's something out there you're addicted to. There's no reason to cast judgement on her, drug problems ain't that simple— Aaron Elam (@MLGACE) August 6, 2018
Idk why this is even a debate when it’s an actual fact that addiction is a mental illness. This is like arguing that global warming doesn’t exist.— Paige (@Rocking_Paige) August 6, 2018