Posted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:04 AM PDT
Demi Lovato went off on Disney last night for a line in one of their new shows which seemingly pokes fun at a girl with an eating disorder.
In an episode of Shake It Up, one of the characters quips, "I could just eat you up, well if I ate." As you may remember, Lovato left the Disney show Sonny With a Chance and went to rehab for bulimia and bipolar disorder, and she's been very open with the public about her struggles with food and her health.
Demi, outraged over the joke, tweeted, "I find it really funny how a company can lose one of their actress' from the pressures of an EATING DISORDER and yet still make joke about that very disease..... #nice ... And is it just me or are the actress' getting THINNER AND THINNER.... I miss the days of RAVEN, and LIZZIE MCGUIRE ... Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT."
@DisneyChannelPR responded to Demi and tweeted, "We hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them ... Itâ€™s NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!"
Glad they listened!
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