Demi Lovato has blasted her former Disney bosses for including an eating disorder joke in one of their shows.
The singer and actress, who sought rehab treatment last year for “emotional and physical issues” including an eating disorder – took issue with a line in the studio’s sitcom Shake It Up.
Lovato wrote on her Twitter page, “I could just eat you up, well if I ate.”
“I find it really funny how a company can lose one of their actress’ (sic) from the pressures of an eating disorder and yet still make [a] joke about that very disease,” she wrote yesterday (December 23). “Dear Disney Channel, eating disorders are not something to joke about.”
Disney responded by writing back to Lovato: “We hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them … It’s never our intention to make light of eating disorders!”
Lovato thanked Disney for its decision and proceeded to clarify her earlier comment that Disney actress are “getting thinner and thinner”.
“Just clearing things up, I have nothing against any specific actress/actor or tv show,” she wrote. “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.”
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