Disney Channel holds a special place in the heart’s of children. Many of these shows stick with kids as they grow up and help guide their worldview. From hilarious sitcoms to original movies, Disney Channel dominates children’s entertainment. People have fond memories of watching their favorite childhood shows and crushing on different characters..
Their animated series and sitcoms are funny, entertaining, and charming. While most of these shows teach important life lessons and remain appropriate for kids, every once in awhile an episode will take things a little too far. Most kids would not think twice about more mature jokes or situations, but as adults, it’s clear that something is off.
Some of the jokes they most likely throw in for the parents are definitely not appropriate for kids, while other episodes use themes that are a little too mature for the target audience.
Parents have even petitioned for certain episodes to be take off the air or boycott a certain show. From inappropriate innuendos to jokes about eating disorders, watching some of these moments that viewers loved as kids now as adults has a tendency to ruin a person’s innocent childhood memories.
With that in mind, here are the 15 Disney Shows That Went WAY Too Far.
15. Suite Life of Zack and Cody – Keeping London in the bath
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is one of the more popular shows from Disney Channel history. It earned three Emmy nominations and a Kid’s Choice Award during it’s four year run. It was so successful, it spawned a spinoff called Suite Life on Deck.
The show made quite a few revealing jokes during its time on the air, but one of the more obvious ones was about the character London Tipton. In one episode, Cody tells Zack to “keep London in the bath.” Zack enthusiastically replies “I’ll go get my snorkel!”
While a child may laugh innocently at the silly joke, it’s clear that it is not innocent. Zack wanting to see London naked is not something one expects to see on a Disney show.
14. Shake It Up – Laughing about eating disorders
Shake It Up is where actresses Bella Thorne and Zendaya got their acting start. The show aired for three years and ended in 2013.
While the show was widely successful, it was known to have inappropriate humor. The characters dropped innuendos often, sparking criticism from parents. The show came under the most fire, however, after making a joke about anorexia.
A supermodel on the show told characters Rocky and Cece, “I could just eat you up, well, if I ate” before laughing with her group of friends. Former Disney star Demi Lovato, who once suffered from an eating disorder, immediately took to her Twitter to criticize the network’s offensive joke.
Disney responded, apologizing for the joke and taking the episode off the air to reevaluate it.