PewDiePie has issued a mea culpa for being a misguided, insensitive, offensive moron.
Three days after Demi Lovato was hospitalized for a drug overdose, the YouTube star thought it would be funny to make fun of the singer and her situation.
How could it not be, right?
This is a young woman who has batted self-esteem issues and mental health issues for years… who had admitted to having suicidal thoughts at the age of seven… and who nearly died after a night of hard and dangerous partying this week.
Talk about prime material for a joke, right?!?
Yes, according to PewDiePie.
Shortly after news broke about Lovato’s overdose, PewDiePie (what kind of name is PewDiePie?!?) shared a meme online that depicted the trouble artist asking her mother for money in order to buy a burger.
After receiving the money, however, Lovato turns around and buys heroin instead.
Here is the since-deleted image:
A couple of quick thoughts come to mind:
FIRST, this simply isn’t funny. Like, at all.
If you’re going to go out on an offensive limb to crack a joke, you better make sure it’s a funny joke.
This is just dumb and non-sensical. (Why would Lovato need to borrow cash from her mother? The whole thing makes no sense.)
SECOND, what the heck is wrong with you, PewDiePie?!?
We weren’t the only ones asking this question, as the YouTuber was forced to take down his stupid meme and then issue a statement in the wake of severe backlash.
“Deleted meme,” he wrote to start his apology, which concluded as follows:
“I didnt mean anything with it and I didnt fully know about the situation. I realize now it was insensitive, sorry!”
You knew that Lovato overdosed on heroin (it has since been reported that the substance actually was NOT heroin) and you went ahead and posted that meme.
What misinterpretation about the situation are you claiming here?
Lovato, tragically, was found unconscious by her assistant around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
This assistant then dialed 911 (listen to the call HERE) and paramedics revived the star prior to taking her to the hospital.
It is believed that Demi will soon head to a treatment facility somewhere far away from Los Angeles, but this has not yet been confirmed by the singer or anyone close to her.
It is simply what various anonymous insiders have reported.
In the meantime, practically everyone in Hollywood has sent his or her best wishes, as an entire industry worries about a young woman who has been so open over the years about her substance abuse issues.
We are all just praying she gets better.
And hoping she knows how many folks out there love her.