This weekend, the Disney Channel was set to air a brand new episode of Hannah Montana
entitled “No Sugar, Sugar”. The story focused on Miley dealing with a friend’s diagnosis of diabetes. Apparently, Disney execs were flooded with complaints from parents who saw a preview and caused such a commotion that the episode has been pulled from the television line-up. "During the scriptwriting stage of the Hannah Montana
episode in question, the matter of depicting a character with diabetes was reviewed by our Standards and Practices executives who consulted with medical experts to inform the story and ensure that it was told responsibly,” a Hannah Montana
spokesperson told the New York Daily News.
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The Disney spokesperson went on to explain the decision to pull the episode, saying, "Notwithstanding the measures we took, and based on the episode's preview and early feedback from parents (who saw it on Subscription Video on Demand and/or mobile platforms), we removed the episode from Sunday's schedule and are now reevaluating it." Instead, this Sunday, an episode titled “Ready, Set, Don’t Drive” will air in its place. In the episode, Miley begins Driver’s Ed but quickly realizes that it won’t be as easy as she thought.
On November 12, Hannah Montana
stars Miley Cyrus
and dad Billy Ray
will make two appearances on ABC. First, in the morning, they’ll perform live on Good Morning America from the plaza outside of the Sommet Center in Nashville. That night, they’ll present at The 42nd Annual Country Music Awards. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Keith Urban are among the performers. Along with the Hannah Montana
stars, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon and Lee Ann Womack will present.
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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