Hannah Montana

By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-11-19 08:05:51 -0600
Started 2008-11-09 04:25:51 -0600

There is a big conflict with Hannah. Appearantly, her latest episode was cancelled by Disney! The episode had to do with diabetes and disney was not comfortable with the content, so they pulled it! Has anyone else heard about this?

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GabbyPA 2008-11-19 08:05:51 -0600 Report

King of the Hill recenty had an episode that dealt with a Type 2 diagnosis and it was messed up too. It did have some redeaming qualities to it, but it kind of touted a "cure" thru diet and exercise, and that is not the case. I don't normally watch the show, but it caught my attention while I was surfing.

I am glad that Disney is going to be more responsible about it. But like everything, they will not be able to get a real handle on it in a 30 min show. If they choose to keep it as a recurring issue in the show, then they will be able to make it more real, and realistic. I hope they do that. It is not a one time thing, and the problem with TV is that it treats it in 30 mintues.

I have to give them credit though, at least they are willing to approach it. It is better than turning a blind eye to it.

sisson 2008-11-19 01:00:19 -0600 Report

That is a shame that Disney didn't do there home work! And I am happy that they took it off the air I didn't know that it was even going to show on tv! Maybe someday they can do it right!

Lee Ann - 22107
Lee Ann - 22107 2008-11-09 13:09:43 -0600 Report

The episode was filled with misconceptions about diabetes, and the T1 community, especially the parents at Children with Diabetes, worked hard writing letters to Disney to get it pulled. The running gag throughout the show was that the boy, Oliver, had been diagnosed with diabetes so he couldn't eat sugar. In one scene, there was a party at which cupcakes were served, and everyone had to work to keep Oliver from eating the cupcakes. That's completely ridiculous. Of course we can eat cupcakes! We just have to count carbs and bolus. It's rotten to be a kid and have people treating you differently because they think they know about diabetes, and how do they learn about diabetes? From shows that perpetuate outdated information and flat out myths about diabetes. Disney was going to plant that misconception in the minds of a young generation so every T1 child would have even more people telling them they can't eat sugar and even more people thinking they know more about what we can and can't do and how we should do it then us, the people who live with it everyday. It was poorly written, and I was delighted to find out they pulled it. If they can rewrite it so it's accurate, that would be great, but if they can't, they have no business spreading false information about this disease.

sparkysmom 2008-11-09 19:40:33 -0600 Report

You are so right Lee Ann. They need to get their facts straight before airing. So many young people watch that show. It could be a positive if presented right.

vgarrison 2008-11-10 01:44:06 -0600 Report

Lee Ann,

I am so glad you wrote this response…I too had read the same things, about how it was completly overboard and whatnot…I am actually very proud of Disney that they pulled the episode for right now..they are going to do some more research and redo parts of the show, that way they still have the message out there…

Blessed Be

caspersmama 2008-11-09 12:34:12 -0600 Report

I just read the article too. I am shocked because every kid knows that the Jonas brother has diabetes, he has been on shows where he has talked about it. I hope they put it on because with the obesity rate in young kids going up, they need to know the risks and if they get diabetes how to deal with it. And children so relate to these stars more so than their parents these days.

Goddess 2008-11-09 04:47:29 -0600 Report

Yes, I read it somewhere. But I can't remember where. There might be an article on this site.

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