Demi Lovato’s been making headlines for reportedly overdosing on an opiod after going on a 12-hour bender.
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.
No disrespect to Demi Lovato, I pray she gets better, however, why is the narrative created that she is a VICTIM who needs overwhelming love&support, but Lamar Odom was perceived as a CRACKHEAD who spiralled out of control during his similar crisis?— Dylan J. Ennis (@canadiankidDJE) July 25, 2018
We have to do better ppl...
Lil Peep - stupid junkie— Gage (@GageVance_) July 26, 2018
Lamar Odom - crackhead
Demi Lovato - victim
SOMETHIN DONT ADD UP HERE LMAOOO IM JUST SAYIN, SORRY
Lamar Odom a crackhead and a druggy but Demi Lovato is a victim to addiction. Racism at its finest— Alec Willis (@AlecWilliss) July 25, 2018
Keep the same energy y'all had for Lamar Odom with Demi Lovato.— African Mike🇳🇬 (@African_Mike) July 24, 2018
Y’all bashed TF outta Lamar Odom when that shit happened to him but yet Demi Lovato over here getting all this love? Makes no sense🤦🏽♂️— Joel de la Cruz 🇲🇽 (@Joeldlc22) July 24, 2018
Demi lovato was on the verge of dying and y'all have the nerve to bring up Lamar Odom. People are so ignorant and inconsiderate, the retweets aren't worth it sometimes.— Alina (@alinathequeenx) July 25, 2018
demi lavato is only getting sympathy bc she is a gorgeous, white, pop star. lamar odom was shamed. katt williams was shamed. charlie sheen was shamed. dave chapelle didn’t even do drugs and was called a crackhead. foh asking me to “put yourself in demi’s shoes”.— G. Shea Mercer (@gsheamercer) July 25, 2018
Regardless, everyone should take this as an opurtunity to have empathy for everyone going through substance abuse addiction. Remember, addiction is a disease.
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