To our wonderful (and outspoken) readers,
Like many of you, we were really upset yesterday to see that Demi Lovato had to leave her tour and check herself into to a treatment center for unspecified reasons. Self mutilation, eating disorders, and general self-esteem issues aren’t a joke and we don’t find them funny. That’s why we cover these topics on a regular basis in a serious way.
So when we asked a writer to talk about Demi and her relation to the Disney curse, we were not attempting to turn her problems into a laughing matter. We were instead, pointing out the obvious. Several of the successful Disney teen stars have ended up going to rehab for a variety of problems. It’s undeniable that it’s related to being a child star. Being a teenager is hard enough — let alone being a teenager in the national spotlight.
Disney turns these regular children into super-humans. 14 year-olds are expected to keep up the perfect Disney image, to be national role models while living in one of the most unhealthy environments in the country. So when a Disney star decides she’s done being a Disney girl, she has to go to extremes to break out of that mold. Demi went to extremes. And now she’s in a treatment center.
We’re sorry people misunderstand our goal and we’re sorry for offending our readers. But we’re not sorry for writing about the Disney curse.
The CC Staff