Demi Lovato Slams Disney on Twitter For Eating Disorder Joke

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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

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.

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

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!.

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

 

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