Demi Lovato gets Disney to remove eating disorder joke
Former Disney star Demi Lovato took on Disney by Twitter and…she won. According to a report, Lovato, who went to rehab last year for bulimia, was angered that a character on the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up said, “I could eat you up, well, if I ate.”
“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. #nice,” the former Sonny with a Chancestar tweeted. She continued later with, “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,” and then “Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT.”
Clearly, the Disney Channel is following Lovato’s feed because they pulled the episode and tweeted back, “@ddlovato – we hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them.”
What do you all think? Is Demi Lovato kind of your new hero?