Uh oh. There was a joke about eating disorders in an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series “Shake It Up,” and Demi Lovato is not happy about it at all! Here’s what Demi had to say:
‘I could just eat you up, well if I ate’ – Disney Channel’s Shake It Up…. What are we promoting here? #notfunnyATALL 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. And is it just me or are the actress’ getting THINNER AND THINNER…. I miss the days of RAVEN, and LIZZIE MCGUIRE. Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT.
Demi’s sister Madison De La Garza also took to Twitter to comment:
Dear Disney, stop making stupid jokes about not eating. How nasty are you? Sincerely, Offended people EVERYWHERE. #fallinaditch
In addition, actress Joey King took to Twitter to support Demi and Madison:
So proud of @ddlovato for standing up for us girls who are #HEALTHYandHAPPY ! Rock on girl!!
The Disney Channel made the following official announcement via Twitter this morning:
@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!
Good! Here’s what Demi replied:
@DisneyChannelPR thank you. Just clearing things up, 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.
What are your thoughts on all of this?