Demi Lovato Slams Disney On Twitter For Making An Anorexia Joke
Demi Lovato shook things up on Twitter recently when she slammed the Disney Channel for a very distasteful joke the network made about eating disorders on the hit show Shake It Up. On one of the show’s recent episodes, a very attractive Asian woman engaged in a fleeting conversation with two young girls and said, “I could just eat you up. Well, if I ate.”
The 19-year-old singer, who has been very candid about her issues with food and even entered rehab in 2010 to confront her bulimia and issues with cutting, went on a Twitter rampage and let the Mouse House have it for making anorexia a laughing matter.
The “Skyscraper” starlet who got her start on Disney’s Sonny with a Chance in 2007, continued her Twitter rant by saying, “Just to clarify, I have nothing against any specific actress/actor or tv show. 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. ”
Well, apparently the head honchos at Disney are on Twitter just as much as Demi. Within hours Disney responded: “@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!”
Check out the clip from the Shake It Up episode titled “Party It Up” that has since been pulled from Disney’s rotation. Was Demi right to be offended?