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Disney Star, Dealing With Eating Disorder, Blasts Disney Channel Over Joke

Dec 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Disney came under fire from one of its former stars after a hit Disney Channel show made fun of eating disorders, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Sonny With a Chance" actress Demi Lovato, who left the Disney Channel to get help for bulimia, criticized the show "Shake It Up!" Lovato posted her concerns on Twitter, writing, "’I could just eat you up, well if I ate’ – Disney Chanel’s [sic] Shake It Up…. What are we promoting here? #notfunnyATALL," according to the story.

She added, "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 [a] joke about that very disease," the piece adds.

Disney responded with a tweet that read, ""It’s NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders," the story notes.

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