TRAGIC CHILD STARS USED, ABUSED & TOSSED IN THE TRASH
DISNEY execs have no problem telling parents what messages are best for their children, but the company has a deplorable record in nurturing its own child stars, according to insiders. Many former Disney performers have been sucked into drug addiction and pornography, or had mental health breakdowns, or committed suicide. Troubled Demi Lovato is a classic example. Demi’s problems can be traced back to
2007, when the star landed roles on Disney’s “Sonny with a Chance” and
“Camp Rock”— and was raped at age 15.
But the singer never spoke up as “part of that Disney crowd” who had vowed to stay virgins.
“I stopped eating and coped in other ways— cutting, throwing up, whatever,” Demi reveals. “My bulimia got so bad that started throwing up
for the first time.”
While working for Disney, Demi started using cocaine, a problem eventually in a life
Britney Spears also went from Disney star to dysfunctional
She joined Mickey Mouse Club” as a Mouseketeer 1993, alongside
boyfriend Justin Timberlake, pop rival Christina Aguilera and
Ryan Britney went on to fame and fortune, but it almost destroyed her as she suffered a humiliating mental breakdown, was placed under a conservatorship for years and, as The
ENQUIRER recently reported, seems to be acting unstable again.
“No one really helped her,” says
Bella Thorne, who starred in Disney
Channel’s “Shake It
Up” from 2010 to
2013. “We’re all really to blame here.
“We can’t obtain this perfection that you think that we are
— or that this channel made us.”
Bella has since come out as pansexual, and in
2019 she directed her first porn film.
Miley Cyrus says starring in “Hannah
Montana” from the age of 11 caused her frequent anxiety attacks. Miley adds the damage was lasting because she was constantly “made to look like someone that I wasn’t, which probably caused some dysmorphia.”
Success as a Disney star also haunts Lindsay Lohan, who starred in “The Parent Trap,” “Freaky Friday” and
“Herbie: Fully Loaded” wound up abusing
and alcohol. Those issues led to multiple arrests and stints in rehab.
Shia LaBeouf says got PTSD from starring in “Holes,” and arrested in
countries being drunk and belligerent.
“High School Musical” hunk Zac and songbird Gomez both in rehab.
Lee Thompson Young, “The Famous Jackson,” paid the ultimate price, taking his own life in 2013 after a battle
depression. “Child stars have enormous pressures put on them before they psychologically
to cope,” Los Angeles–based clinical psychologist Nancy B. Irwin
ENQUIRER. may stay silent about any sort of abuse
they feel obliged to by authority figures around them and can be quite vulnerable to addictions and self-harm if/when the fickle public moves on from them.”