Friday, December 23, 2011


Demi Lovato in Toronto - October 2011
Demi Lovato is not pleased. The Singer/Actress who formerly starred on Disney's Sonny with a Chance, Tweeted her displeasure with her former Employer after catching an episode of their popular Series, Shake it Up starring next-generation Teen Queens, Bella Thorne and Zendaya.

The Episode in question features a Supermodel Character who tells Cece (Thorne) and Rocky (Zendaya), "I could just eat you up, well if I ate", a line intended to be a joke.  After seeing this, Lovato took to Twitter, stating "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.".  

As we may recall, Lovato had prior undergone treatment for among other issues, Bulimia at Timberline Knolls Residential Center in Illinois, completing her treatment in January 2011.

Disney's Public Relations Team however took action quickly, replying 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!".   Now that's more like it - it's good to see that Lovato really is using the power of her Celebrity to make a difference, even if it means taking a stand against the hand that feeds.

Is this however, simply just a statement about Eating Disorders or is this on a deeper level, her sticking-it to her former Employer?

Read the series of Tweets below:

Meeting the lovely Lovato here in Toronto was one of my highlights of 2011. To re-live it once again, click here and here.  

Earlier in the year, we had a blast meeting Bella Thorne and Zendaya also!  Click here to read about that.

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)