John Mayer caused minor controversy in March with his single “Who Says” — as in, “Who says I can’t get stoned?” Mayer told MTV that the song was actually not about the pot but rather “freedom and living your life.”
Now, another adult contemporary artist is causing a tizzy with ambiguously pro-weed statements. Robbie Williams said in an interview with Radio Times that it’s “such a lovely drug,” claiming that “it’s just a shame about weed, because I did love it.”
Anti-weed crusader Debra Bell is among those who have condemned Williams. Her website “Talking About Cannabis” claims that cannabis doubles to triples the chance of developing schizophrenia and that pot-smokers are more likely than users of harder drugs to jump off of bridges.
“Does he really know what he’s saying?” she asked. “This drug causes huge damage to children and their families.”
Williams did fess up to some dangerous chronic-induced snacking. “Did you see me last year? Have a look at last year. Yep. Year of the Munchie 2009.”
To Bells’ credit, Williams had to attend rehab for his food and drug addiction. He says that he got so overweight and depressed that he wanted to die.
[Via Pop Justice]