Hollywood lost one of its great actors on Sunday when Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment. While many fellow celebrities jumped on Twitter to express their sadness over his passing, Demi Lovato took this moment to express her concern over the glamorization of drugs in the entertainment world.
Once a drug addict herself, revealing she couldn’t go an entire hour without cocaine, Demi has always been vocal about her past struggles. But the way she worded her message to her millions of Twitter followers is moving and very eye-opening.
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Obviously too long to fit in the 140 character limit on Twitter, Demi posted a longer TMI message, expressing that drugs aren’t “cool” and the stigma of drugs in Hollywood. We just wish more celebrities would jump on this train with Demi.
Her message read this: “I wish more people would lose the stigma and treat addiction as the deadly and serious DISEASE that it is. Drugs are not something to glamorize in pop music or film to portray as harmless recreational fun. It's not cute, "cool" or admire able. It's very rare when people can actually predict their addiction and even then, you never know when too much is going to take their life or take a bad batch of whatever it is their using. It's time people start really taking action on changing what we're actually singing/rapping about these days because you never know if you could be glamorizing a certain drug to a first time user or alcoholic who could possibly end up dead because they end up suffering from the same deadly disease so many have already died from. This stuff is not something to mess with. Why risk it? Addiction IS a disease. Please spread the word so we can take the taboo out of discussing this illness and raising awareness to people of all ages. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.. An INCREDIBLE artist who lost his life to this horrible disease.. May you rest peacefully and in complete serenity now that your pain is gone. God Bless.”
What do you think of Demi’s message?
And do you agree with her?