Demi Lovato Slams Disney Over Eating Disorder Joke
Former Disney actress Demi Lovato launched a heated Twitter blast at the Disney Channel after viewing a recent episode of Shake It Up that left her decidedly unsettled.
The former Sonny with a Chance celeb, 19, has spent the past year recovering from emotional and physical issues. She was shocked to hear a character on the Disney Channel comment in jest, "I could just eat you up, well, if I ate."
The talented actress and singer 'tweeted' a series of comments that definitely got the attention of the network:
Several hours later a Disney Channel rep let it be known that they have pulled the controversial episode and have also yanked another on So Random! that also poked fun at food issues. @DisneyChannelPR tweeted, "It's NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!
Lovato was happy with the quick response but longs for a return to the days when actresses like Raven-Symone and Hilary Duff were on the channel that has since opted for teen actresses who seem to be "getting THINNER AND THINNER."
Check out the offensive joke on the video clip after the jump:
Photos: WENN, Twitter-Demi Lovato