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...


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.


@normal you should consider changing your name to abnormal because that's what you are!! Btw if your going to act like a Dick I suggest you put a condemn on your face!!!!!!


I am so tired of Demi Lovato suvin her eatin disorder dwn evr bodys throat. O.K. we all kno tht u wnt 2 rehab n shit but tht was tha past.STOP tlkin bout it evr time someone says somthin bout ppl eatin it wsnt lik they were tlkin 2 u.Ur jst mad cause they booted u off tha damn show,i guess u thnk pay backs a bitch.


@ riley Drop dead stop wasting my time. @darlene I put my point across politely but wen someone is attacking me personally I will swear and get angry, and to be honest I have more education and life experience than the 2 of you put together. I am passionate about wat I have said cos mental illnesses are not a joke, and u guys keep bagging out a girl who's life is under a microscope! I'd love to see how u deal with ur problems wen everyone is discussing every move u make.


I'm so sick of hearing about Demi lovato and how shes trying to stop eating problems everywhere and people making jokes about. I no it's not funny. I'm also so sick in tired of hearing how people called her fat or big this year or w/e. She's like I'm not fat I'm cruvy. Haha Demi please u r nothing like that u just have little meat on ur arms that's it. Some girls out here in the real world get made of ever day but we got to take it.


@riley In any case, I'm so over Demi trying to get people to feel sorry for her. Give me a flippin' break, she just wants everyone to forget about the bad things she did and just say "Oh, that poor girl is being bullied over her weight" yeah right, I'm not fooled one bit. She went to the treatment center because she punched a girl in the face, the whole eating disorder is her side, pitty, story.


@Marelle you may disagree but I work for ABC/family network and we work really close with Disney so that's how I know what really happened @ normal that's an insult you fucked up bitch!!!!


@normal: you sure use the word 'fuck' a lot! One can get a point across better and be taken more seriously by others without constant use of one vulgar word repetitively. You merely come across sounding like an uneducated, out of control invalid with an anger problem.


@riley I'm sorry but I don't agree. I know Disney, and they wouldn't have someone on a childrens show that had so much bad publicity around. They probably had Demi say she left on her own decision because they were afraid of bad publicity! Let's all just feel sorry for Demi, let's disregard the fact she punched a girl in the face, oh poor Demi's life just sucks.


@ riley Wat the fuck are u talking about! Cunt I never even said anything about animals u illiterate fuck. Fuck head you wouldn't know up from fucken down wat would u know about anything! Obviously ur dad fucked his sister to get u cos u are a few fucken crayons short of a pack, u fucken drop kick!


It was a joke. Yes children are influenced by tv. I must have missed the finger down the throat or the binging-purging. If she wants to take something as innocent as this on then be ready to fight with alot of networks. All of you are delusional if you don't think kids won't get these ideas some place else. It's how we as parents handle problems when they arise. The world is a messed up place, you can't tell little Susie to put her hands over her eyes and ears when things are uncomfortable for you. @allsaints....calling someone weak for having a eating disorder makes you a heartless glad no ones judging you based on your size. Too thin-eating disorder Too fat-eating disorder. Viscious cycle never ends. Better yet, someone eats a cheeseburger and she's preggers. All of this started before Demi.

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