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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@Marelle Demi left Disney because she had to go on treatment. No one forced her to leave she did it on her own will. Each day 2 episodes are being taped but with Demi in rehab they couldn't tape any. At first they decided that they would get someone to take demi's role but than Demi decided to leave sonny with a chance. And that's when the producers decided so random would actually be a random show on Disney!!!!!

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@normal wow being a youth worker for animals you must be living the dream. Kiddo in Australia you may call bitches mates but from where I come we call you idiots fucked up bitches heck your parents never fuck right and that's why a disaster like you is alive!!!!!

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I hate how Demi acts like an eating disorder is the whole reason she left the show. SHE LEFT BECAUSE SHE PUNCHED A GIRL IN THE FACE AND DISNEY DIDN'T WANT HER ANYMORE. She wants us all to feel sorry for her, but I'm not fooled by her stupid act one bit, it's her own fault she went to that treatment center. Let's face the facts, people.

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@ riley Besides the fact I said 'INFLUENCED' and not 'INSPIRED' I think u need to spend a little less time dishing out advice you know nothing about and a little more time learning to read correctly!

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@ riley Yes they follow in their parents footsteps but if you think all kids are not influenced by tv you don't know anything about kids you fucken moron, I am also a qualified youth worker and trust me mate its not only kids, we live in a society influenced by wat we watch so grow a fucken brain u nieve prick.

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@allsaints45, You self-righteous prig, I'm glad that you have the anal discipline not to become all the things you said, you judgemental non-saint. Eating disorders, alcoholism, drug abuse, etc. are not a sign of weakness, but diseases---just the same as your egotistical delusion that you are perfect is a mental illness.

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Way to go, DemiLo.

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What's Demi saying about the Disney Stars being too skinny what about Raini Rodriguez & Laura Marano from Austin & Ally or Zendaya from Shake It Up Bella Throne is not too skinny she just HIGH METABOLISM My Cousin who is 24 has HIGH METABOLISM a lot of people would give anything to have HIGH METABOLISM. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE & SUPPORT DEMI LOVATO I'AM 26 & I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR DEMI LOVATO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE TRIES NOT TO OVEREAT, DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY HAVE AN EATING DISORDER. A LOT OF PEOPLE, HAVE THE DICIPLINE, NOT TO OVEREAT. NO ONE WANTS TO BECOME, OBESE, DISGUSTING, SLOPPY LOOKING. DISNEY SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE EPISODE ALONE. "IF I ATE," IN CONTEXT, WAS FUNNY. JUST BECAUSE THE ACTRESS, IS SO WEAK, THAT SHE DEVELOPED AN EATING DISORDER DOESN'T MEAN, EVERY OTHER KID, WILL.

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good job demi!

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