Dylan Sprouse Responds To “Bullsh*t” Joe Jonas Essay: Don’t Blame Disney, You’re Just a “BAD ARTIST”
Some people are not too pleased with Joe Jonas’ tell-all essay for New York magazine. After Demi Lovato’s sister Dallas slammed the boy bander for dishing about Demi’s personal life, fellow Disney alum Dylan Sprouse took issue with another part of Jonas’ piece. “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” star called out the singer for claiming that “Disney and the corporations ‘gentrified them [The Jonas Brothers].'”
Sprouse wrote on his Tumblr page, “First, I think it’s bullsh*t that they were being robbed of choice or creativity. If they wanted to, they could have told Disney ‘NO.’ Cole [his twin brother] and I did this hundreds of times and we ended up all right.” The former child star continued, “The only reason they didn’t is because, like many of the people on that channel, I think they fell for the allure of fame.”
“Granted, Cole and I had been acting our entire lives, so we saw it as a means to an end (money making) rather than an opportunity to become successful,” offered Sprouse. The Big Daddy star went on to share, “Nowadays artists just assume they have to do what they are told by their proprietors because there is a ‘rigid structure to achievement.’ It is nothing more than a scheme to rob you of your individuality and capitalize the gain they acquire from such treachery.” “If you believe this, not only are you incredibly foolish, but you are a BAD ARTIST,” said Sprouse.
The New York University student added, “You do not have to become something else to be successful. Not only is it not too late for [The Jonas Brothers] to redefine themselves now, it was never too late.” Sprouse concluded, “What that article felt like was: ‘Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, still shame on you.'”