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Another day, another Disney star revealing their skivvies (and more!) to the world. Joining the ranks of scantily clad former Disney darlings like Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus, is none other than Suite Life of Zack & Cody
star, Dylan Sprouse.
The 21-year-old actor took to his twitter account to address the images that were leaked by a former flame, according to Fox News
. The photos show Dylan in the bathroom; one in his underwear, flexing his manly muscles, and in the other he is cupping his manhood for a full on nude-seflie!
Photos courtesy of TMZ
In a wise move, Dylan decided to handle the situation head-on with no excuses and no denying it. He held his own (no pun intended), and dealt with it like a pro. The young star immediately took to the social media universe to address the images, and he did so in a classy, humorous fashion.
Photo courtesy of Dylan Sprouse's Twitter
The NYU student got a little friendly jesting from his twin brother, Cole. “Cold in that bathroom huh?” he teased via his Twitter, to which Dylan replied, “Love you too.” Brotherly love at its best!
He even added “n00d pic dealer” to his Twitter bio. Let’s just hope he doesn’t continue with this new pastime. But that’s not all! The young star also took to his Tumblr page
for an open letter addressing the situation titled “In regards to my pictures…” So here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:
I figured I would write my thoughts on it all. After having a night to sleep on it and a day to reflect, I think there has been ample time to gather my thoughts while the encounter is still fresh.
First off, I will state that the reason I’m making light of the situation is because I don’t think what I did was wrong. To be blunt, I was proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot, and wanted to share it. I’m of the mindset that whoever you are, if you are proud of your body and want to show it off, so be it! You do you. There is an odd taboo with the human form (especially in the USA) and I don’t particularly think it’s a good thing to teach people that you should “hide yourself” as something incredibly sacred. Blah blah blah, that’s a medieval notion.
Secondly, the real problem here was not me sending my pictures to someone, but rather, sending them to the WRONG someone. The real travesty is a misplaced trust, and while I am certainly to blame for it, it is a shame that my private life was somehow forcibly dragged into the public’s perception of me. What is wrong is that, generally I try to stay cool and collected with my prose and [be] a role model for kids (maybe not anymore shamefully) and this seemingly inconsequential act will likely affect the youth’s impression of me. Not only that, but I worry somewhat for my artistic integrity, and my academic integrity. Not exactly ideal, but I’m to blame and I’ll look this incident in the eye like a man. I did it, but I’d be damned if I didn’t own that shit like Beyonce would want me to.
Finally though, and I think that this is the most important part, because of this, I gained 200,000 followers on twitter, 40,000 followers on tumblr, and 20,000 followers on Instagram…. It seems to me that the majority of people are actually praising this act as some sort of device to receive fame (or infamy). Why? I have no clue, I don’t entirely condone it though. I’ll make it clear my intent was for this not to happen, and how it has affected me so positively is an enigma to me that rings true of the human condition. Maybe people just like to see others mess up? I’m German by blood, so I feel you on that.
tl;dr? I was proud of myself and my progress since I was 14 and husky, I’m not proud of this incident’s potential lasting effects on my academic and artistic integrity. But I’m making the best of it through humor and I’m getting this shirt made today:
I figured that if every interaction I have from here on is a chance of them having seen me like this, I may as well just show them anyways heh heh.
P.S. please stop sending me nudes you will not get any in return despite popular evidence
Word of wisdom for any other Disney stars who may think it’s a good idea to sext and send nudes to your better half: just don’t!