Food for thought on Demi
Yesterday and today Twitter was/is flooded with comments of sympathy and well wishes for Demi Lovato as she overdosed on “something” and ended up in the hospital where she is now seemingly stable. Rumors are heroin, but it isn’t really relevant to this blog post.
I saw a tweet this morning that really caught my attention and made my mind boggle, as I find it so ironic and absolutely full of truth.
Why does it matter who overdoses when we are wishing well on people who are struggling with addiction? Why does one’s appearance determine our feelings in that situation? If Lil Peep went by his name Gus and didn't rap and didn’t have dirty long painted nails and pink hair and a face blasted with tattoos, would people have reacted with the same positivity as they do Demi Lovato?