“King Cobra”, the American kickboxer and former Big Brother contestant had the nerve of starting a Twitter thread where he argued that depression, the world’s leading cause of disability, actually doesn’t exist.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from the dangerous condition. That’s roughly 5 per cent of the Earth’s population.
Depression is a serious, life threatening disorder, very different from the usual mood swings and short emotional bursts that are natural consequences of everyday interactions. Depression is chronic and can cause the affected person to perform poorly at work, school and socially.
From the WHO’s official website “At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Close to 800, 000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds.”
But no, statistics and medical facts don’t seem to be worth anything for the “King Cobra”. He posted on Twitter;
To the ex-reality star, depression is entirely circumstantial, and whoever is affected is just “too lazy” to change the negative circumstances of their lives. Without backing up his outrageous claims he continued to justify his position,
But hold on, it gets much better,
As always, when the outrageousness levels on twitter are off to 11, J.K. Rowling always steps in to settle things straight with an epic burn. After all, she is known to be the queen troll hunter herself, having scorchingly taken down obstinates of all kinds, from Piers Morgan to Donald Trump. This thread was just too absurd for her to ignore, and typically, she just destroyed the whole thing in less than 140 characters.
Depression is real and we encourage you to always look for medical help and support if you ever think you have the symptoms.