Demi Lovato Slams Disney on Twitter For Eating Disorder Joke

Celebrity News Dec. 24, 2011 AT 10:31AM
Demi Lovato Slams Disney on Twitter For Eating Disorder Joke Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Demi Lovato has been open with her fans about her struggle with food, and now the star is fuming over a joke about eating disorders on the Disney Channel's show Shake It Up

PHOTOS: Demi through the years

Lovato, 19, who entered rehab last year for bulimia and bipolar disorder was upset with a character who quipped, "I could just 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 singer and former star of "Sonny With a Chance," tweeted Friday.

Lovato added: "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," referencing former Disney actresses Raven Simone and Hilary Duff.

PHOTOS: Famous Disney stars 

She then sent one final message to her former employer: "Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT."

VIDEO: Watch Demi's triumphant return to the stage

In addition to reaching more than five million followers, Lovato's rant clearly made it to Disney. Just a few hours later the company's official public relations responded to her with two tweets:

"@ddlovato - we hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them"

"@ddlovato - It's NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!"

As a result, Disney pulled the Shake It Up episode titled "Party It Up" and an episode of another show called So Random!.

PHOTOS: Biggest feuds of 2011

The company's quick actions seemed to satisfy Lovato. She tweeted: "@DisneyChannelPR thank you."

 

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT