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Demi Lovato: Eating Disorder Jokes Aren't Funny, Disney Channel!

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’s NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!”


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# 2

This chick is annoying.

# 3

I dont like the way she expresses herself… is aggressive.

# 4

She’s right… ED is not funny at all… I think people should think more before say something rude about what Demi said… She is not wrong!

# 5

I agree but she is rude

# 6

It’s true, they shouldn’t put this on a show. But she didn’t have to tell the public!!

# 7

poor girl! she just need more attention. =(

# 8

If a person can’t be strong in responding to issues such as these then what can we be aggressive about? Excellent work Demi.

# 9

She’s pathetic no one cared at first until demi started to ***** about it she is such an idiot, this episode is really old it filmed way before her problem I laughed at it and thought nothing of it and it’s people’s own fault if they throw up their food to look skinnier not Disney’s. Too bad Demi that you are not skinny and you wont put us down that are naturally skinny good looking people so stop kissing up to Demi Whorevato!

@Loser why not? At least she did something… Most of people is afraid to tell what they think… She made the difference… If was any of us telling Disney, that ED is not funny… They would ignore, for sure…

“and it’s people’s own fault if they throw up their food to look skinnier not Disney’s. Too bad Demi that you are not skinny and you wont put us down that are naturally skinny good looking people so stop kissing up to Demi Whorevato!” <<<<<< SERIOUS? ARE YOU CRAZY? I think the one who need treatment here is you… *******

I agree but there are other more intelligent ways to make such statements.
I think sheis a little stupid if this is the way she defends and refers to this type of issues.

@KatnissE: yeah how dare she speaks out against ED’s. Its not like people die from it right?

@SohoBoy: Actually people DID care. ED’s have been a huge topic for now but just because it was recently brought into the lite of day makes it less offensive? Also what does it matter if it was an old episode filmed? Are you saying that the time frame makes things ok? If thats the case then why not tell the jewish community to back off being offended at the fact that their race was slaughtered by a mad tryant dring world war 2? Are you saying that Disney is exempted from writing a ba d line in poor taste? If you’re going to be a superficial douche bag SohoBo the least you can do is be an EDUCATED superficial douche bag. You’re so stupid/

she only say those things because she’s fat :) ohh also because she wants to get attention !

\@santa: Dear Santa. What I want for Xmas is for you to grow a brain and to NOT be an idiot. The only stupid person here is you. please off yourself :)

people are so weak this days! i mean with one simple comment they completely break down! OMG

@Female: No you’re just an idiot :)

@anne She is fat? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I want this “fat girl” in my bed then…. Seriously… You guys need to go to treatment…

all you guys that are making fun of her should shut up.! how would you feel if some one you know and love has a eating disorder a cut them self, how would you feel if ppl were talking **** about them. oh & shes not even fat. you guys need to stop being bullys, your the ones who are pathetic.

@anne: Yeah they are so weak. She should Lighten up! its not like SHE suffered from an eating disorder or that ED’s kill people right?…right?

Don’t know why anyone would get mad at Demi for speaking out against issues close to her. I think it’s great she said something. And even better, I am glad that Disney is fixing their error. I don’t see what is supposedly “unintelligent” about how she brought up these issues. She was clear and to the point.

F-A-T-T-Y :)

@5: No shes not rude. You’re just stupid.

@milo: Yeah and guess what idiot. You’re giving it to her. Not to big on intelligence are you? Die in a fire love :)

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