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    19 Shockingly Serious Disney Channel Moments You Never Saw Coming

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community which Disney Channel moments were unexpectedly very dark. Here's what they said:

    Topics include eating disorders and bullying.

    1. In The Cheetah Girls, when the girls made fun of Dorinda for wearing the same outfits and never inviting them to her house, only to find out that she was secretly growing up in a foster home and doesn't know anything about where she came from.

    Dorinda explains that she doesn't know what her race is, but knows that her "real mom" didn't want her.
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    2. In A.N.T. Farm, when China travels back in time to the '30s and isn't allowed to sit down at a music club because she's Black.

    Chyna is told she can't sit at a club because she's Black and she vows to never perform at a place like that again.
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    3. In Girl Meets World, when Farkle found out that members of his birth family died during the Holocaust and his great-grandfather was adopted into the Minkus family.

    Farkle explains to his friends that his great-grandfather was adopted after World War II because the rest of his ancestors were Jewish and killed during the Holocaust.
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    4. In The Famous Jett Jackson, when Riley found out her sister had bulimia.

    Riley sees Hannah come out of the bathroom after throwing up and confronts her. Hannah says that she does have bulimia, but has it under control.
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    5. In Tiger Cruise, when Maddie and the rest of the military families learned of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and their naval ship went into high alert.

    The kids stare in horror at the TV as the twin towers get hit.
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    6. In Sister, Sister, when Tamera was tricked on the internet into visiting a "photographer's" house and he tried to get her to wear a bikini so he could take photos of her.

    Tamera tells a photographer that she's not comfortable changing into a skimpy bikini but he makes her feel guilty and says that no other professionals would behave like this.
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    7. In That's So Raven, when Raven's body was photoshopped in a magazine to make her look super thin.

    A publicist shows Raven a severely photoshopped version of her and says that she doesn't have "the look."
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    8. In Austin & Ally, when Trish was being cyberbullied because of how she looked.

    Internet comments say that Trish is ugly and she smells and then she cries to Ally about it.
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    9. In Tru Confessions, when Eddie, who was neurodivergent, got separated from his sister, Tru, and he panicked trying to find her while unintentionally causing a commotion at the library.

    Eddie accidentally gets lost in the library and can't find his sister so he starts to panic and scream.
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    10. In The Proud Family, when Penny lived with a Muslim family for a few days and came home to find their house had been vandalized with the words "Go back to your country."

    Penny and her family stand outside of her classmate's house where their garage is vandalized with the words "Go back to your country."
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    11. In Boy Meets World, when Shawn felt like he didn't matter and that no one else cared about him, so he joined a cult.

    A girl tells Shawn that he should join Mr. Mack's cult. Then Corey hugs him and "This is when you hug somebody: when you care about them and you want them to know that."
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    12. In So Weird, when Fi tries to help a young girl in a chatroom find her way home, but finds out the girl has actually been trapped inside a decade-long coma.

    Fi talks to a young girl asking if she's in trouble and the girl responds, "I want to go home" and the scene changes to her body in a hospital bed.
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    13. In Smart Guy, when Yvette worked for a racist store manager who would follow Black people around the store and accuse them of shoplifting.

    Yvette's manager says that "suspicious-looking" people who shoplift are minorities.
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    14. In The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, when London was told she wasn't thin enough and started starving herself, while Maddie was told she was too thin and started binge-eating.

    London is told her butt is huge so she starves herself until she almost passes out. Maddie is told she has chicken legs and eats to to the point where her clothes don't fit and she thinks it'll make her seem curvy.
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    15. In Smart Guy, when T.J. and his friend bought a bootleg video game from a stranger online, and the stranger tried to get them to take off their clothes in his basement.

    A guy tells TJ and his friend to take off their clothes and so he can film them for his "video game" but reminds them they can't tell their parents.
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    16. In Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas, when Teddy and Amy learn their luggage was stolen by a girl who ran away from home, was stranded, and starving.

    The girl tells Teddy and Amy she's so sorry and begins to cry. She explains she was just so hungry and didn't know what else to do.
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    17. In That's So Raven, when a racist store manager wouldn't hire Raven because she was Black.

    A store manager says "Truth is, I don't hire black people."
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    18. In Boy Meets World, when Shawn started drinking without realizing alcoholism runs in his family and he shoved his girlfriend, Angela, into a door.

    Shawn keeps drinking and when his friends suggest that he has a problem he lashes out and throws Angela against a door.
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    19. Finally, in The Color of Friendship, when Mahree β€” who was from apartheid South Africa β€” couldn't understand how she was contributing to racism.

    Mahre is shocked that she's going to the same school as Piper because Mahre is white and Piper is black.
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