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    Demi Lovato Fires Back at Disney: "Eating Disorders Are Not Something to Joke About!"

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    The Disney show Shake it Up has Demi Lovato, well, all shaken up.

    The former Disney teen queen headed to Twitter to vent after seeing a supposed joke about eating disorders on the family comedy…and it wasn't pretty.

    So what did Lovato have to say? 

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

    And that was just the beginning.

    "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," Lovato continued. 

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    Shortly after the "Skyscraper" singer's rant, Disney's public relations team sprang into action, tweeting the disgruntled starlet, "@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!"

    After telling the Disney rep "thank you," Lovato further addressed her comments.

    "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. :)".

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    Lovato's passionate response shouldn't come as much as a surprise, however.

    The singer has been more than candid about her own battles with bulimia since she completed her two-month stint at a treatment facility in Chicago in January.

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