Proud2Bme | Demi Lovato Gets Eating Disorder Joke Pulled from Disney Channel Show

Demi Lovato Gets Eating Disorder Joke Pulled from Disney Channel Show

Demi Lovato was not laughing when she heard that the Disney Channel show "Shake It Up" was joking about eating disorders.

The channel was quick to respond to Demi's criticisms and now the offensive episodes are being pulled.

On one episode of "Shake It Up," a character "jokes" that she "could just eat you up. Well, if I ate." Oh, how hilarious. Demi, who starred on the Disney Channel's "Sonny With a Chance" was justifiably enraged at the network's insensitivity, especially considering the fact that she had to leave the show to be treated for her eating disorder last year. She tweeted:

 "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. Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT."

It appears that Disney execs hear her loud and clear. They tweeted back just a few hours later:

"@ddlovato - we hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them...It's NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!"

Kudos to Demi for speaking up and getting real results on behalf of all those who know that eating disorders are life-threatening illnesses. And that's no laughing matter.

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