Demi Lovato: Eating Disorder Jokes Aren't Funny, Disney Channel!
Demi Lovato went on a Twitter rant on Friday (December 23) against her former bosses at Disney Channel.
“Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT,” the 19-year-old songstress tweeted. “‘I could just eat you up, well if I ate’ – Disney Chanel’s Shake It Up…. What are we promoting here? #notfunnyATALL.” (Watch the video clip below!)
Demi continued, “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[s] about that very disease. And is it just me or are the actress’ getting THINNER AND THINNER…. I miss the days of RAVEN, and LIZZIE MCGUIRE.”
“Just to clarify, I have nothing against any specific actress/actor or tv show,” Demi added. “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. :)”
A few hours after Demi‘s tweets went out, Disney Channel responded, saying, “We hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them. It‚Äôs NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!”
“Shake It Up” Clip