It's been three days since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life.
Friends, family, and fans of the singer are still reeling from the news, and unfortunately, some have chosen to lash out in destructive ways.
Earlier this week, Lovato's guitarist, Mike Manning, blamed her friends for the overdose and threatened to "expose them" as addicts.
To be clear, it's understandable to feel a confusing mix of emotions at a time like this, but unless it turns out those friends held her down and stuck a needle in her arm, it is 100 percent not okay to blame or shame Demi's fellow users.
If this situation has taught us anything, it's that addiction doesn't discriminate, and the addict begging for change on the street deserves to be treated with the same dignity as a multi-platinum recording artist.
Manning hasn't launched his horrendously ill-conceived campaign yet, but the misdirected outrage from fans who are desperate for someone to blame has already begun, and predictably, it's made an awful situation considerably worse.
In the hours before her hospitalization, Demi was spotted doing shots at an LA bar.
Sources say she and several friends were celebrating the birthday of Dani Vitale, Demi's longtime friend and backup dancer.
Little is known about what took place in the hours after the group left the bar, but since Demi was last seen celebrating Dani's birthday, several foolish fans have decided to exacerbate whatever guilt of grief she might already be feeling by harassing Vitale online.
Insiders claim Vitale has been receiving non-stop hate messages and death threats.
This, despite the fact that she Dani is a teetotaler who has reportedly been a much-needed source of strength for Demi in the dark days following her overdose.
“Dani spent the whole day at the hospital with her,” a source close to Vitale told Radar. “Dani and Demi have known each other for a long time, and are very close.
“She’s very upset about it,” the insider added.
“She is very straight; she doesn’t do drugs.”
Despite the fact that Dani has apparently devoted herself to ensuring that Demi receives the best care and treatment possible, hundreds of fans (many of them tagging the vigilante Manning, of course) have spent their weeks hurling non-stop vitriol at Vitale.
"Fake friend.... f-ck you bitch is toxic," one such psycho wrote today.
"I'm about to beat this bitch up," reads another comment on Vitale's Instagram page.
"Ima brake ur legs if i see you," a third Demi obsessive commented.
Guys, we don't know Demi personally, so we hate to speak on her behalf, but we're pretty sure she'd agree that there are better ways to spend your time and express your concerns than issuing physical threats to her best friend.