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Another young hollywood star falls under the pressure

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Demi Lovato as many people know her, is a teen sensation who originally came into the public eye through her role in Disney’s Camp Rock. She has been touring with the Jonas Brothers for the past few months up until this Monday when she announced she would be canceling all of her performances. It has been reported that she entered herself into a treatment center for emotional and physical issues. It is rumored that she has been battling with an eating disorder and “cutting”, a form of self-mutilation for some time. Being under the public eye at such a young age definitely has its disadvantages and seems to take its toll on the health and well-being of young stars; girls in particular. I feel that the media puts way too much pressure on people in general, yet it is felt much more by girls growing up in front of the whole world, for example people such as Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and now Demi Lovato. It is great that she is taking control of the situation and getting help as soon as possible, however this is just another unfortunate case that displays the effects that the media has on people and their self-image.
-Corinn Piazza

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/11/03/2010-11-03_adult_issues_for_tweener_fight__prior_woes_drove_lovato_to_treatment.html

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Written by corinnpiazza

November 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm

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