Of course, we can’t know exactly what Duff meant by her statement, but it’s not a huge leap to wonder if perhaps the powers-that-be felt the Lizzie McGuire reboot also wasn’t “family friendly. ” We won’t know for sure unless Duff or others involved with the show choose to speak out more explicitly.
The singer-actor let fans in on the big news last August during a Disney+ event in California. “The good news is, just like me and everybody who loved Lizzie and has grown up with her, Lizzie’s also grown up,” she said. “She’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget, which is super exciting. She has her dream job.
To say Hilary Duff fans were excited when she announced a Lizzie McGuire reboot on Disney+ would be an extreme understatement.
On Tuesday, February 25, she posted a screenshot of a news article to her Instagram Stories about another Disney+ show, Love, Simon (based on the popular 2018 film).
It read, “Love, Simon TV Show Pulled from Disney+ as It’s Not ‘Family Friendly. ’” She circled the headline and wrote, “Sounds familiar….
It sure looks like Hilary Duff just revealed what stalled the 'Lizzie McGuire' reboot 👀 https://t.co/ipdR8U4Qu4— Glamour (@glamourmag) February 26, 2020