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Studio City's Demi Lovato Fires Back at Disney Over Eating Disorder Jokes

The studio pulls two shows that had a joke about eating problems.

, who lives in Studio City, told off her former employer, , for what she thought was a tasteless joke about eating disorders.

Disney pulled two episodes of the show. It happened all just over the weekend.

, who was on the Disney Channel's show Sonny With a Chance until this spring, wrote about Shake it Up and she was herself a bit shaken by a joke on the showBefore the weekend was even . In fact, her rant made it in Monday's entertainment section of The New York Times. In the show, one  of the characters said, "I could just eat you up, well, if I ate."

She Tweeted this past Friday that:

"I could just eat you up, well if I ate" - Disney Chanel's Shake It Up.... What are we promoting here? #notfunnyATALL." 

That went to her 5.3 million (mostly teen) Twitter followers, and she herself has spoken openly about her own bouts with bulimia.

"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," Lovato went on. "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."

And then, another similar comment came up after one of her fans told her about an episode of So Random. 

Even before the weekend was over, Disney Tweeted back: "@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!"

And Lovato wrote: "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. :)".

Lovato was in treatment for two months this past year for eating issues, and is now concentrating on her singing career.

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