Jessie Episode Mocking Gluten Free Pulled

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Outrage by some parents over statements about children who need gluten-free diets that were made on the Disney Channel show ‘Jessie’ has led the company to pull the episode off the air. Disney: ‘To our viewers, we received your feedback about tonight’s ‘Jessie’ episode which some of you accessed early on Video-on-Demand.

We are removing this particular episode from our regular programming schedule and will re-evaluate its references to gluten restrictions in the character’s diet. Please accept our apologies for the upset this episode caused you and your family. We value your feedback and thank you for watching Disney Channel.’

Jessie’ episode ‘Quitting Cold Koala‘ revolved around a teen nanny who was tasked with taking care of a child named Stuart, who needs a gluten-free diet. Several jokes are made about his condition, including the main character Jessie pointing out that Stuart had a five-page list of his dietary requirements.

‘You call me sweetie again, and you’ll be eating some gluten-free knuckles.’ one character says to Stuart after he gets her a gift. Another gag has a child throwing pancakes at Stuart as he screams ‘gluten!’ and wipes his face. ‘He makes me look macho,’ another child who sees the incident, says.

Some viewers who have been personally affected by celiac disease, which requires patients to be treated with a gluten-free diet, were outraged about the show’s glibness towards the disorder. ‘There were tears in my daughter’s eyes, and my son’s fist was clenched (when they were watching the episode),’ Amy Raslevich told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

‘The first year (after diagnosis) was literally like a death. That’s the best way for me to describe it. They went through all of the stages of grief. There’s nothing else that they can do, and they aren’t going to outgrow it. It was tough, and it still is.’ Miley Ray Cyrus claims to suffer from a Gluten allergy and/ or Celiac disease.

NEVAR FORGET Hannah Montana episode mocking Nick Jonas’ diabetes!

Their condition is real, and their feelings are real. They are ostracized for a condition for which they did not ask, and because of which they will spend their entire lives having to make exceptions and special requests, all to keep them healthy and safe.

They will often feel excluded or different, because they have to be to avoid serious illness. Yet Disney gave children permission, and an example, to further isolate my children and others like them because of their medical conditions.’ PacificCoastNews.

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  • Anonymous

    All right. I don’t understand why it’s a bad thing to get your kids to eat healthy. What the hell is wrong with this country? You should stay healthy and eat gluten free foods. It’s healthy for you! Why is that a bad thing? I get the shake it up one. That one was because they were talking about how you have to be thin, but this is a situation where you should be healthy. It’s good that they are promoting health. What the fuck, America?

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    How is it a “disorder”? I hardly see it as a “disease” in the first place. You basically feel sick when you eat gluten. It’s almost like an allergy. How can making a joke about it even be damaging to your child? People are way too damn sensitive. The fact that they say “it felt like death” when they were diagnosed and “they went through all the stages of grief.” I don’t have it, but that sounds like a load of bullshit to me. You went through grief because you can’t eat bread anymore? This whole post is a joke..

    I’m 99.9% sure you’ve never experienced it. Please, educate yourself on how bad it is before you comment about it. It’s a whole lot more than “grief because you can’t eat bread anymore.”

  • Anonymous

    I suggest you don’t do comments about it if you don’t have the disease or are not well familiarized with it. I have the celiac disease, and i found this really insulting. it’s not going to bring me to tears. although it may not be EXTREMELY dangerous, if you don’t do the correct diet it might be as dangerous as cancer or diabetes or any other disease.
    and that’s not the point. a children program it’s not supposed to do that kind of thing. it looks like the characters are saying that having that disease it’s “not cool” and “you are a loser” wich is completely discouraging and even more if you find doing the diet complicated.
    sorry if there are any mistakes, i speak in spanish.
    RESPECT

  • Anonymous

    How about they yank the entire show, it sucks. That has to be the WORST show on TV.

  • Anonymous

    ummm the diabetes hannah montana episode was NOT mocking Nick Jonas’ diabetes. it was to inform people what it’s like and what people go through. thats all.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    All right. I don’t understand why it’s a bad thing to get your kids to eat healthy. What the hell is wrong with this country? You should stay healthy and eat gluten free foods. It’s healthy for you! Why is that a bad thing? I get the shake it up one. That one was because they were talking about how you have to be thin, but this is a situation where you should be healthy. It’s good that they are promoting health. What the fuck, America?
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    I think part of it is because, while it is a real disease, so many people that have no reason to go gluten free make such a big deal about it. There are indeed folks that have to watch gluten, but when some celeb decides to go gluten free, makes this massive deal about it being massively unhealthy for everyone, when it isn’t, it kinda paints a target on the whole mess. Gluten is only bad for a small section of the worldwide population, the rest have no reason whatsoever to go gluten free. It has become a fad diet, like Adkins, South Beach, and all the other types of fad diets that have gained notoriety over the years. The amount of emphasis is what makes it an easy target for jokes. There are likely more folks allergic to peanuts than gluten, and we make fun of peanut allergies all the time. Some folks are just a bit over sensitive over issues.
    I am not saying we cant be cognizant to those that have it, and their problems, but sometimes it just seems if it can be complained about, it will.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    How is it a “disorder”? I hardly see it as a “disease” in the first place. You basically feel sick when you eat gluten. It’s almost like an allergy. How can making a joke about it even be damaging to your child? People are way too damn sensitive. The fact that they say “it felt like death” when they were diagnosed and “they went through all the stages of grief.” I don’t have it, but that sounds like a load of bullshit to me. You went through grief because you can’t eat bread anymore? This whole post is a joke..
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    To some who are effected by it, it may feel like this. I am hopelessly addicted to caffeine. When i try and stop, I get massive headaches, I feel dizzy, irritable, and just generally feel like hell. I feel like I just wanna curl up and die. And that’s to coffee. If someone has this disease or sensitivity, it can trigger everything from nausea to migraine headaches. I know someone that has it. Now, if you think a migraine is nothing, you sir have never had one. They are hell. You cant think, can’t see. Any amount of light is even more painful, same with sound. You wanna throw up in the worst way, and they can last from minutes to days. If someone can avoid it, but has to give up favourite foods to do it, it makes it worse, especially for a child.

  • Anonymous

    Hannah Montana never made fun of diabetes, Oceanup.

  • Anonymous

    actually the original episode of Hannah Montana did mock diabetes! they took it off cuz of people! they redid the episode a year later and aired it! I saw the original episode!

  • Anonymous

    “Son’s fist was clenched”
    “Daughter in tears”

    … I call bullshit. If you’re reacting like THIS to a friggen daytime tv show, you need to prioritize yourself.

  • Anonymous

    How is it a “disorder”? I hardly see it as a “disease” in the first place. You basically feel sick when you eat gluten. It’s almost like an allergy. How can making a joke about it even be damaging to your child? People are way too damn sensitive. The fact that they say “it felt like death” when they were diagnosed and “they went through all the stages of grief.” I don’t have it, but that sounds like a load of bullshit to me. You went through grief because you can’t eat bread anymore? This whole post is a joke..

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    they did mock diabetes on the original episode of Hannah Montana! people got mad and Disney took it off and redid it! that’s why on it the people look older! ive seen the original episode and they did mock it! the original name was “Sugar No sugar”

    It wasn’t an episode where they mocked. They were raising awareness for diabetes. I even saw it and it creates a better understanding of it as a whole. Hannah Montana was always a funny show, but although the episode was goofy it had real facts and would’ve been great to show children especially if they knew someone with diabetes.

  • Anonymous

    Miley NEVER SAID she had celiac disease. She says that glutten makes her feel sick.

  • Anonymous

    i have celiac disease and it does suck but I mean a little Disney show making a joke bout it doesn’t make or break my life.

  • Anonymous

    There was no Hannah Montana episode where they mocked Nick’s diabetis.. The diabetis episode was to inform us about Diabetis in general.. STUPID OCEANUP! Please think before you post such shit!

  • Anonymous

    they did mock diabetes on the original episode of Hannah Montana! people got mad and Disney took it off and redid it! that’s why on it the people look older! ive seen the original episode and they did mock it! the original name was “Sugar No sugar”

  • xAskTaylorx

    That’s another one now. First it was Shake it Up and now it’s Jessie. What’s going to be number 3?

  • Gia

    OU you really don’t like Jessie. At every article you put this pic with her.

  • Anonymous

    Disney Channel have lost their minds. Nothing else but crap nowadays.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, oceanup, can you please not lie about something miley cyrus related for a damn change? Never did a hannah montana episode mock diabetes or mock nick jonas. grow the hell up.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it doesn’t make or break your life but to little kids who suffer from this & who looks up to these characters and actors – it probably affects some of their lives. This is awful. The fact that someone wrote this, so many people must have read it, and then seen them film it and no one thought to say – hey this is a really, REALLY shitty idea that might hurt some of the kids that watch, is pretty incredible in a bad way.

  • Anonymous

    And hey OceanUp – I can handle you trying to get attention and get people fired up by staying stupid irrelevant crap about other famous people on certain posts. But purposefully using unflattering pictures of people is really stupid.