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.

Kellie m

@Hilton Hater....Go stuff your face? Go eat a dick! I'm glad to see Demi stand up for what is right and I'm glad Disney listened. WTG Demi!


@normal for Fuck's sake your not normal your an idiot!!!! Heck not all kids are inspired by what they watched on tv but what the see their parents do!! Kids walk in their parents footstep. Any retarded moron would tell you that!!!!!!!


You go, Demi!


For Fuck sake she has a point people are influenced by wat is on tv trust me I have kids and she was stating it is inappropriate to joke about mental illnesses and she is right clearly if they knew someone in this situation it would not be funny it devistates people and everyone around them, she has seen it first hand and passionate about her cause. I pitty anyone who's mocked her or told her to get over it!


Im a fan of her but i gotta say she did kinda take it over the top a bit, and tbh there was no need of her to say anything about the other actresses on disney.


PS to those of you who think Demi is "hiding something", WHAT??????
Where do you get that idea?????? Demi is one of the most open celebrities around at least about her personal problems. Grow up people.


To Whitley, Demi is merely saying that Hillary Duff isn't too thin or too fat, but, just about right. She is a'normal' size, which should be accepted as good. this wanting actors/models to be too thin or too anything is ridiculous and disgusting.


what is the big deal if she freaked outso much its because she is hiding something if she likes her body thats all that matters


Demi is gorgeous so why should she worry about what Disney said unless she's hiding something. Disney channel movies are comedy and family sitcoms so why bother just get over it.and btw that was a simile. So why correct english????


Whoever wrote this didn't include everything she said.
She also said:
"Just clearing things up, I have nothing against any specific actress/actor or tv show.. Nor do I think there's anything wrong with girls who aren't curvy, I just was stating a fact that there needs to be more variety on television so young girls growing up don't feel pressured to look one specific way. Tall, thin, curvy, short, whatever you are, you are beautiful." Wow. You fuck with words just like those cheap magazines that like to stir up drama. Don't you make fun of those magazines? Hmm..

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Demi Lovato Biography

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Dallas, Texas
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Demetria Devonne Lovato

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