Demi Lovato’s Offensive Comment About Her Own Mental Illness is SO Effed Up
Demi Lovato has always been very vocal about her struggle with bipolar disorder. In fact, when she was diagnosed with the mental disorder back in 2010, she said she “felt relieved” because she was “not completely crazy” and there was a “medical reason for all of it.” So, you can imagine fans’ shock when the “Confident” singer went on a late-night Twitter rant yesterday evening and equated the illness to “being crazy.”
Just hours after the 23 year old started drama with Nicki Minaj about cropping her out of an Instagram picture, she sent a series of tweets calling out Internet trolls for cyber bullying. But while Ms. Lovato’s overall message was definitely important, there was one note that got people beyond heated:
Maybe my midnight rants are a part of my bipolar disorder. Can't change being crazy.. But you can press unfollow.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 5, 2016
…did she just say having bipolar disorder means she’ll always be “crazy?” It really seems that way, and many people online seem to agree.
demi boutta get snatchedt for saying bipolar disorder = crazy
— CARI BURBERRY (@queencari) May 5, 2016
Demi Lovato using 'bipolar' and 'crazy' in the same sentence is problematic
— Hoops I Did It Again (@itsmatthooper) May 5, 2016
umm did she just call bipolar people crazy,, delete this https://t.co/KvFUmveFjW
— ㅤㅤ (@Ioathing) May 5, 2016
so being bipolar = being crazy? you a fake https://t.co/gws1nQil5Q
— Minzy Solo Updates (@homotears) May 5, 2016
ok but being bipolar isn't crazy.. https://t.co/W81gzFA9y9
— alexis loves ot4 (@kingnourriam) May 5, 2016
when you call people with a bipolar disorder crazy. nice. https://t.co/Gyt71oOBzd
— brogan mikela (@shadesofbrogan) May 5, 2016
you need to know being crazy and having a bipolar disorder are two different things… https://t.co/SC0EFNHH7V
— mirella (@hadidcodes) May 5, 2016
let's stop using crazy and bipolar In The same sentence https://t.co/mbnC32RzBn
— emily (@femmeregui) May 5, 2016
We already knew that Demi doesn’t always think before she speaks, but this is definitely on another level, especially for someone who knows firsthand what it’s like to deal with mental illness and face the scrutiny that comes with it.
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