Demi Lovato Goes Off on Disney for Eating Disorder Joke

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The folks at Disney forced Demi Lovato out of the Christmas spirit last night.

The former star of Sonny With a Chance - who left that series earlier this year to battle personal problems that included an eating disorder - took MAJOR exception to a joke on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up this week, as a character quipped:

"I could just eat you up, well if I ate."

Demi Lovato in Parade

The line promoted the following Tweets from Lovato:

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...

And is it just me or are the actress' [on Disney Channel] getting THINNER AND THINNER.... I miss the days of RAVEN, and LIZZIE MCGUIRE...

Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT.

The network, meanwhile, has actually responded and agreed with Lovato, releasing the following statement:

"We hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them ... It’s NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!"

Way to go, Demi! And happy holidays! Go stuff your face. You've earned it.

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@Switzerland No need to attack me for stating the truth. I'm not the one who punched a girl in the face and wants people to feel sorry for me.

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@ riley Just shows how retarded u actually are. My god!

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@ABnormal go fuck your father because your bitchy two cent comments are useless bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@ Switzerland So true already let go I am no longer concerning myself with someone as worthless as @riley, I was polite in my argument and I have been brought down to a 12yr old slinging match level which is pointless, especially with someone that is meaningless!

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All you haters go to hell and stop talking about the person's private life I will always stand by you demi no matter what people say about u always my love......

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All you haters go to hell and stop talking about the person's private life I will always stand by you demi no matter what people say about u always my love

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@normal you should ask your mom that question because that's how she described you the other day when I served her lunch in the soup kitchen!!! @Switzerland I hear the malls are selling lives.....you should get one!!!!!!!!asshole!!!!!!!

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@ Marelle Come On!..Don't make a joke of some ones life..Demi's trying to change..!...if you were in her position you wouldn't have liked if someone said things like that about you..so control your dang self..!

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@riley and @normal You both should stop fighting like a bunch of asses..ok?
Look you both have your opinions Close your eyes, Clear your heart && LET IT GO!!....Demi has her opinion and you both have yours so don't make a war out of it..ty (:

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@riley Jesus ur a fucken genius did it take u 3 days to come up with that pissweak insult. Ha ha ha Idiot!

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