Demi Lovato slams Disney on Twitter

Demi Lovato slams Disney on Twitter
December 26, 2011 JEREMY FEIST
Demi Lovato

If you’re over the age of eighteen, chances are you don’t really remember who Demi Lovato is, so I’ll keep this short: used to be a Disney star, pressured to the point where she ended up snapping, beat the shit out of one of her back-up dancers, and allegedly had a slew of eating disorders, substance abuse issues and cutting. Which is pretty much what happens when you push your teenage daughter into a medium where her every move and appearance is meticulously judged by an unfeeling public. Anyway, after a Disney show made a joke about eating disorders, Demi publicly bashed her former parent company for making light of a serious issue. Us Weekly reports:

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!”

Let’s try and remember how various Disney stars have ended up here:

  • Britney Spears: Massive breakdown
  • Christina Aguilera: Massive breakdown
  • Lindsay Lohan: Massive breakdown
  • Demi Lovato: Massive breakdown

This massive breakdown was brought to you by the magic of Disney! Guh-hah!

Demi Lovato