Kali Uchis would like everyone to stop drinking alcohol. She made her argument for people to put down the bottle in a recent post on her Instagram stories.
“Please stop drinking liquor!!!” the message begins.
Uchis goes on to explain that she believes there are “spiritual consequences” to consuming booze. “No one can convince me otherwise,” she writes. She then provides a debunked etymology of the word “Alcohol,” which has been floating around the internet for about a year.
Uchis falsely says the word means ‘Body Eating Spirit.’” The Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact fact-checking system rated this rumor as “Pants on Fire,” an evaluation it gives to the least accurate claims they investigate.
Other well-regarded sources like the Online Etymology Dictionary, Science Friday and Scientific America make no mention of the definition that Uchis provides.
The “No Hay Ley” singer also says that alcohol is used “to extract the soul essence of an entity … essences for essential oil and sterilization. And that by consuming it, “it extracts the very essence of the soul, allowing the body to be more susceptible to low frequencies and even demonic energies.”
Uchis continues her post by theorizing that she believes that’s why alcohol is legal. “They want you all to become alcoholics for real,” she writes.
Uchis, herself, is a recovering alcoholic. On Monday (February 27), she posted that she is 10 months sober and that she started drinking and smoking at the age of 12. She also revealed that she “almost died” from alcohol poisoning at the age of 17.
Even if it were true that alcohol made people more susceptible to “demonic energies,” some on social media didn’t want to give up “a good mimosa.”
While others saw it as hypocritical due to her song “aguardiente y limon” and her being in a tequila commercial for 1800 Cristalino.
Either way, if Kali Uchis has decided to be sober, good for her. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that many suffer from. And if you or someone you know needs help, learn more here at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.