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Racial Double Standard? Many Are Saying Lamar Odom's OD Wasn't Treated The Same As Demi Lovato's

Racial Double Standard? Many Are Saying Lamar Odom's OD Wasn't Treated The Same As Demi Lovato's

Social media's debating over the media's reaction to each instance.

Published July 26, 2018

Demi Lovato’s been making headlines for reportedly overdosing on an opiod after going on a 12-hour bender.

  1. Most people have reacted to the tragic news as they should: with sympathy and well wishes in hopes that she gets better.

    Some people though are pointing out the double standard that’s surfacing between the superstar singer’s case and that of Lamar Odom.

    If you remember, Odom was found passed out at a brothel after overdosing on cocaine. At the time, some had sympathy for the former NBA player, but others referred to him as a “crackhead” and a bad husband to Khloe Kardashian.

    The double standard was brought up initially by a Twitter user, and the debate was born.

  2. Most echoed the comparison
  3. Some say the timing of bringing up another OD case is inappropriate
  4. Others are saying that it's Demi lovato privilege

    Regardless, everyone should take this as an opurtunity to have empathy for everyone going through substance abuse addiction. Remember, addiction is a disease.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage and Marc Piasecki/GC Images

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