The Disney Channel is in hot water this weekend, following a joke made on one of its shows. According to Justin Bieber fans, the network is “pathetic” for allowing cast to say a girl looks like the “Never Say Never” and “Baby” singer on ‘Jessie’.
“Disney used to tell kids how beautiful they are and now they make fun of eating disorders and bigger celebs, Disney Is Pathetic,” a top tweet on Twitter read Saturday.
According to fans, who made “Disney is Pathetic” a trending topic, followed by “We Support Justin” Saturday, comparing a girl to Justin Bieber equates to calling him a girl. What they said exactly was quote: “Maybe it’s the girl downstairs. She looks exactly like Justin Bieber”.
“Dear Disney, Justin is not a ‘her’ and Demi is beautiful and worth much more than your channel. Stop being jealous. Disney Is Pathetic,” a fan wrote.
As widely reported, Demi Lovato was offended in December when a character told a joke on ‘Shake It Up’ about ‘not eating’ following her very publicized battle with an eating disorder.
Lovato said via Twitter in December
“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,”
Fans say Disney is “pathetic” now for both incidents and will loose viewers.
“Disney Is Pathetic, they have advertisements “Stop Bullying” then make jokes about eating disorders & Justin Bieber’s Gender. #hypocrites,” read another tweet.
The Disney Channel pulled the episode that offended Demi Lovato. At this point, it is unclear if they’ll pull this particular episode referencing Justin Bieber.
Bieber however, seems to be in support of his fans, telling them he appreciates them. Bieber said following the trending “We Support Justin” and “Disney Is Pathetic” hashtags:
“:) im very lucky to have all of u. i support you too,”