PewDiePie Shared A Disgusting Demi Lovato Meme And The Internet DRAGGED Him
26 July 2018, 10:24
PewDiePie has apologised after sharing a highly offensive meme about Demi Lovato's battle with addiction, and recent overdose.
On July 25th, reports emerged that Demi Lovato had been rushed to hospital after a drug overdose. While most of the YouTube community shared messages of support for the "Cool For The Summer" singer, PewDiePie thought it'd be fun to share a completely insensitive meme, mocking the star's illness.
PewDiePie deleted the meme, but not before he caught some well-deserved heat from followers and fans of Demi. "Offensive humour for the sake of offensiveness isn't edgy, it's just lazy and destructive," fellow YouTuber Jimmy Wong said. YouTube fans echoed this sentiment, with one calling for Felix to be "cancelled."
come on bro, this is making light of something that a lot of humanity struggles with day in and day out, and countless families have been torn apart by it. Offensive humor for the sake of offensiveness isn’t edgy, it’s just lazy and destructive.— Jimmy (@jfwong) July 26, 2018
cancel pewdiepie like y'all fuckers cancelled logan paul— marga 🤠 (@franticalley) July 26, 2018
Even some PewDiePie fans, called the YouTuber out, with one saying he'd "screwed up big time." Another said, "We let a lot slide when it comes to your jokes, but seriously? I'm not even a fan of Demi but that's not cool."
The same people laughing at Demi for relapsing are the same people who :— Nikita (@sgtcurrypants) July 26, 2018
-can’t function without coffee
-need alcohol for a good time
I don’t understand how , someone almost dying, is hilarious
As much as I love watching Pewdiepie , you screwed up big time man.
Dude we let a lot slide when it comes to your jokes but seriously? I’m not even a fan of demi but that’s not cool— Giaaaalright (@GiaBlueWolf) July 26, 2018
Eventually, PewDiePie apologised for sharing the meme, claiming that he "didn't mean anything by it and... didn't fully know about the situation."
Deleted meme. I didnt mean anything with it and I didnt fully know about the situation. I realize now it was insensitive, sorry!— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) July 26, 2018