Mendes admitted that marijuana (which is legal in his hometown of Toronto) has been "really good for me," but many of his followers have condemned his pot use — or just declared the interview "fake."
Rolling stone did something similar to 5sos so I can't believe that so just calm down?!?!? I think Shawn will say something about this. This don't sound like him. And don't say that weed is okay weed is NOT okay. @ShawnMendes pls bby say something pls. pic.twitter.com/EYclIwx56q— Seri ✨ (@SeriBrinas) November 26, 2018
So you can have an overdose on marijuana, It's likely impossible but you can— Fatima (@FatimaaMeskini) November 26, 2018
Shawn Mendes smokes weed and wants to try shrooms. We lost him omg pic.twitter.com/Ppi68YCX9e— , (@colefeetapart) November 26, 2018
My mom found out Shawn mendes smokes weed and took my vip tickets away and sold them :(— Sky and Daisy Prado (@allieprado5) November 26, 2018
The Shawn i know has got through everything, every hard situation, every dark moment, every anxious moments and with the help of his family and his friends. He doesn't need a weed to give him strength and to have control over his anxiety. He is stronger than that. @ShawnMendes— Vedanshi Sharma (@SharmaVedanshi) November 27, 2018
This is horrible to read. I feel so sad for him... this is terrible... :( stay strong @ShawnMendes ,,, that's all I can say. And I really mean it💙🙏🏼— Scharliina (@Scharliina) November 26, 2018
Shawn plesse tell me ur not doing weed. I think u should think about going to rehab becausd we cant lose u like this. u are going to overdose and die like why are u doing this you are disappointing me I think you need to get help and stop hanging out with drug addicts like niall— baby c (@strqngelove) November 27, 2018
shawn do u really smoke weed? tell us this is not true tell us this is fabricated this is not good for your health we care about u we can't lose you because of an overdose or something like that even if i'm just a fan to u, u mean so much more to me to us your fans well support u pic.twitter.com/yDDBRFEMha— ev (@filmblur) November 26, 2018
shawn please don't smoke another weed i don't want you to overdose and pull a stan lee on us. as a fan i'm really worried about your health 😭😭😭😭 @ShawnMendes— jee (@arianaIdelrey) November 26, 2018
Beyond the realm of Mendes stan Twitter, though, people are having a grand old time with the backlash.
don't u mean uh... weed? 😉— abbey 🐝 ʸᵘʰ (@abbeyjcyne) November 26, 2018
shawn mendes fans freaking out over him smoking weed IS SO FUCKING FUNNY TO ME pic.twitter.com/TyxoUdHYRg— 🤩OWEN🤩 (@xowenm) November 26, 2018
Mendes himself hasn't directly addressed the controversy, though he did tweet the Rolling Stone article along with the caption: "Of course I have my insecurities and struggles but that's just one part of me. Sometimes the positive side of a story doesn't always get fully told and I wish it had here."
Of course i have my insecurities and struggles but that's just one part of me. Sometimes the positive side of a story doesn't always get fully told and I wish it had here. I love what i do and i love you guys so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dmIHCtFc7z— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) November 26, 2018