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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Sigh. Every body has an opinion. I'm a size 1 and at 4th 11" and 106 lbs. Doesn't mean I have an eating disorder, just means I have a very high metabolism, I've been trying to put on weight for YEARS. I eat and eat but I'm still thin and petite. But here YOU people are talking about how she's wrong for pointing it out that their joke was inappropriate especially because of these gullible little girls who can't tell real life from fantasy. That's why she spoke out. But I guess it's easy to point the finger if you never walked a day in her life. I applaud you Demi.

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people she isn't calling anyone fat or trying to "shove her eating disorder down people's throats" she is only standing up for a cause and something that she believes is a trouble in our society- no it was not a personal attack at her but it is something that she was offended by and by saying that, she is not the only one- no other star would have the courage to come out and say something as controversial as that so good on her for standing up for what's right!

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I like Demi but she really needs to stop showing off.Please,like they were directly talking about her.She needs to chill.

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Demi im sorry. We know you have troubling with it, but please relax and chill, when people make fun you, just laugh it off. God bless you and happy holidays! Love,Zuly.

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This girl needs to stop shoving her eating disorder down peoples throats. Food seems to be the only thing on her mind! Dumb girl does not realize there are more important things going on in the world!

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Maybe you people cannot read ... she did not call anyone fat and she is right, girls need to know that you can be larger than a size "0" and still be healthy, happy and beautiful. It is a serious problem for some girls. Thankfully the waif models seem to be a passe thing.

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So, is she calling Hilary Duff(aka Lizzy McGuire) fat???

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Omg, really? Lighten up chick. No one is making a personal attack on you. You are happy with your weight, good for you. If you go on the defense everytime someone says a joke about weight, you'd live on your computer.

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Seriously demi made a big deal because of that. Jeez I'm a fan of her but really think that she should cool off. Its not like she willingly asked for a disorder so why snap at it when its a joke???? Love you girl but shape up!!!!!

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im am soo sory abt that DEMI if u culd try more fatty foods then it culd help

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