Disney is one of the most lucrative companies in the entire world. To get involved with them, especially at a young age, is almost guaranteeing that you will grow up with at least the opportunity to become very successful.
Some of the biggest stars in society, such as Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, and Hilary Duff have taken advantage of that opportunity. Even if they've all engaged in behavior that the executives at Disney were wishing didn't happen. Whether that's multiple-day benders that often made tabloid headlines, or in Duff's case, getting into a relationship with a 26-year-old when she was only 16.
While Disney is at times forgiving when their stars slip up, Mitchel Musso learned just how unforgiving Disney can be when one mistake led to the end of his career. You may also find yourself wondering what happened to some of the stars you grew up loving, like Lalaine from Lizzie Maguire. But you probably weren't expecting the type of heavy partying from her that you're about to read about.
Bella Thorne also spoke out earlier in the year saying that Disney had indicated that if not for her popularity, that they would have fired her after a photo of her in a swimsuit emerged. Disney's rules also indicate that stars must maintain a level of professionalism in public and refrain from raunchy behavior, though as you'll see, Bella is far from the only offender there!
15 Shia LaBeouf getting real
Shia LaBeouf was beloved for his role on Even Stevens. He even transitioned that to several films that were huge successes such as the first 3 roles of the Transformers franchise and the 4th Indiana Jones. Which didn't really need to be made, but nobody is going to blame LaBeouf for jumping at the chance to be part of such a legendary franchise.
But LaBeouf's public image has been full of issues, none more shocking than his most recent incident in July 2017. There was a this less than flattering image of an irate LaBeouf, TMZ released a video where he was caught being extremely rude to a black cop.
LaBeouf was sentenced to 12 months probation during which we hope he can clean his life up.
14 Orlando Brown finds the humour
Earlier this year Orlando Brown, best known from his time on That's So Raven, was having himself an argument between his girlfriend and her mother when things became heated enough that the police were called as was later reported by People. This ended up being a very bad thing for Brown who had an outstanding warrant out for his capture from back in 2016.
It was reported that Brown had committed several actions including possession, as well as resisting a police officer. All of which are serious things. Which may make it even more puzzling why the expression that Brown has on his face is one of joy. Maybe he was just happy to get out of the argument that caused the police to come! Either way, we're sure his disposition didn't improve the situation.
13 Miley Being Miley
There are many things about Miley Cyrus that we're sure Disney is more than happy to talk about. After all, after being the star of Hannah Montana, Cyrus went on to be one of the biggest stars of all-time and is still one of the most influential celebrities.
But you don't get all the good that Miley does for the world without coming across some things that we're sure Disney would rather they have you see of her.
Whether it's her gyrating on the stage or partying it up, Cyrus is more than familiar with all of these activities. And while her recent public image has been a lot cleaner, that doesn't erase all the things she used to do that got photographed!
12 Lalaine Parties a little too much
Lalaine may not have been the star of Lizzie McGuire, but if she played her cards right she absolutely could have turned her time on the Disney show into a lucrative career.
But one thing that definitely had a negative ramification in her life was her penchant for having a little too much fun with things that the law would definitely have some problems with.
When discussing her downfall with Huffington Post, Lalaine stated, "The fact that I was help for a good amount of girls, that means something...I may have effed that responsibility up a bit when I went through my dark days, but for the ones that haven't totally abandoned me, I appreciate that a whole lot."
11 Vanessa Hudgens gets too public
Vanessa Hudgens made a name for herself through the Disney movies High School Musical. But when Hudgens was 18 years old, photos were stolen off of her phone that she took of herself in her bedroom that was definitely only intended for her then-boyfriend Zac Efron.
Hudgens apologized for the scandal with a statement to People, saying, "I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me. I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends."
Though there's nothing to apologize for, as there's nothing wrong with taking those kinds of photos. Sadly, this was not the last time Hudgens had photos leak of her. Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson, both of whom have connections to Disney through the Marvel Universe have also had their privacy violated in this way.
10 Mitchel Musso Loses It All With One Mistake
Mitchell Musso is smiling in the above photo, but he definitely wasn't when he got the call to go and meet with representatives for Disney back in 2011.
After Musso was charged, he faced significant ramifications that included the cancellation of his Disney program PrankStars. Pair of Kings which was also produced on the Disney XD channel also stopped writing his character.
Talk about a costly drive! But there are not any more selfish things that you can do than driving while impaired and he is fortunate that nobody was hurt as a result of his decisions. Prior to these two roles, Musso had also made a strong connection with the company for his work on Hannah Montana and Phineas and Ferb.
9 Robert Downey Jr. In Cuffs
Many of the stars on our list got their break with the Disney at a young age. For Robert Downey Jr., he is currently one of the biggest names with the brand due to his role as the heroic Tony Stark in the Marvel Universe.
Robert Downey Jr. should also be commended for having heroic actions in real life including taking countless opportunities to meet with sick children.
We're sure many people look up to Robert Downey Jr. as a role model, something that may be even more the case if you learn more about his extensive past. After several times having trouble with the law, for various issues, Downey Jr. also failed to show up for a state-ordered test.
8 Zac Efron Caught Leaving The Club
Zac Efron was smart enough that he was able to take the necessary steps of checking himself into rehab before his issues caused any legal ramifications. Something that should definitely be commended and has hopefully inspired other celebrities to take similar actions if necessary.
At the peak of his partying it was being reported by DailyMail that Efron would go hard for upwards of 4 days without sleeping. This above photo was taken in 2011 when Efron was spotted leaving the Box Club in London. Where hopefully he was leaving to head towards his bed for a night of sleep and not just being photographed before heading out to a new bar.
Efron's career came to fruition due to his role in High School Musical and he recently showed off his singing pipes again with the enjoyable The Greatest Showman.
7 Demi Lovato's Recent On-Stage Behavior
When you look at some of the music put out by Disney stars while they are growing up, you definitely get the impression that their music is more on the safe side. This includes multiple albums put out by the Jonas Brothers and even some of the earlier work of Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato - both of whom went on to some seriously raunchy moments on the stage.
Demi, in particular, is making headlines as reported by DailyMail for her most recent worldwide tour. And while her music may be what gets people in the seats, news reports are left having to talk about the gyrations that Lovato has been getting into with some of her background singers. This also includes one particular night where she got very close with her opening act, Kehlani.
6 Lindsay Lohan Forgetting Her Limit
Lindsay Lohan has had many moments in her life where she may have woken up with a head full of some serious regrets from the decisions she made the night before. Something that may become even more paramount when the realization occurs to her that her night partying it up at the club was probably captured by members of the paparazzi.
An assumption that at least on that particular night, she would have been very correct with. Lohan can hopefully use photos like this to remind her of how far she has come from the height of her partying days. Though maybe she has also just gotten better at making sure that there aren't cameras around to catch her when she lets her partying side out!
5 Fergie on stage
Fergie has had herself a long and established career that includes work as a solo artist, but also with the group The Black Eyed Peas. But prior to all of that, Fergie was just a young girl trying to make it in show business and her best bet at doing that was through the Disney show Kids Incorporated.
But her most embarrassing moment of her life has to be when she was part of the group and was running late to a show. As a result, Fergie had no time to hit up the washroom. Leading to an infamous photo of her having wet herself on stage.
When discussing it with the radio show Hot 97, Fergie stated, "It does not just happen all the time. We were late for stage, driving down the freeway, it's Friday traffic…get to the stage, we have to start right the show. I'm running on and we jump and do Let's Get It Started, and I get crazy and I jump and I run across the stage and my adrenaline was going and gosh. 'I wish it didn't happen...It was so embarrassing!'"
She got that right!
4 Hilary Duff's Relationship With Joel Madden
When you compare Hilary Duff's career in comparison to some of the other Disney stars, you may think her career grew up pretty smoothly. But that may change when you learn that when Hilary was 16 years old, she engaged in a 3+ year relationship with Joel Madden who is the lead singer of the band Good Charlotte.
While we don't want to throw too much shade, that significant of an age gap is definitely cause for concern. An interview was given with Cosmopolitan that also indicated that the two were physical with their relationship.
All of which means it may also make sense that any photos like this that really illustrate their age gap are ones that Disney would rather not exist. Joel Madden is currently married to Nicole Richie.
3 Christina Aguilera Struggling To Stand
Christina Aguilera has had several accomplishments in her career but she got her big start as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club. Though if you asked her anything about her time on the show on these particular nights, she probably wouldn't be able to say anything.
Heck, even forming a coherent sentence may be a struggle. Because as the members of the paparazzi were able to show, it definitely seems like she is even having an issue standing. At least she is often surrounded by people who are there to help catch her before she takes too serious of a tumble. Aguilera has had trouble in the past for public disturbances back in 2011, but on these nights we're sure she was able to get home safely.
2 Lindsay's Dates With The Police Station
Lindsay Lohan has no shortage of moments in her life where she has found herself on the wrong side of the law. This includes several moments where she thought it was acceptable to drive while under the influence. Fun fact? It's really not.
Lohan has also violated her probation in the past and landed herself in rehab on multiple occasions. While she has seemingly cleaned up her image as of late, something we're sure Disney is happy about, we're sure they were upset that one of their biggest stars ruined the prime of their career with issues. Let's just hope that like Robert Downey Jr., that Lohan can use her past experiences as a reminder to other celebrities of what not to do.
1 Bella Thorne Embracing Her Love Of Partying
Bella Thorne made headlines earlier this year when she mentioned in an interview with Under The Influence how Disney said they wished they would have been able to fire her for having a photo of her wearing a swimsuit,
"They said, 'You're lucky that Bella has such a fan base that we can't afford to fire her at this moment in time, but if she does one more other thing, we will.'"
And while Bella Thorne may be leaving the swimsuit back at home for this next photo, something tells us that Disney would still not be a huge fan of one of their former stars parading around in this fashion!
But we're sure Thorne won't take it too personally if she doesn't get the call to come and work with Disney again. Thorne appeared on the series Shake It Up, but it definitely seems like Disney would much prefer their stars stay inside the creative (and style) box that they have assigned to them.
References: TMZ, People, E!Online