Dylan Sprouse and Joe Jonas feuding? Dylan responds to Joe's claims that Disney pressured the Jonas Brothers to sacrifice creativity for fame. Does the Disney Channel alum have a point?
Joe Jonas had some pretty deep, dark Disney secrets to share in his New York Magazine essay--but one Disney alum is calling him on his B.S.
Check out what Suite Life star Dylan Sprouse had to say about Joe's tell-all, in which the singer shared that the Jonas Brothers' ticket to fame came at a cost, creatively.
After all, Dylan and his brother, Cole, have certainly experienced the Disney machine first hand.
Bottom line: the Jonas Brothers could have said no to the Disney demands, Dylan explained.
Dylan took to his Tumblr page to respond to Joe's lengthy retelling of what went on behind the scenes at Disney.
In response to a question from a fan, asking if he'd read the article, Dylan said: "I read the article and I have a couple things to say. Most formally the idea that Disney and the corporations "gentrified them.'"
He minced no words, calling out Joe: "First, I think it's bullshit that they were being robbed of choice or creativity. If they wanted too, they could have told Disney 'NO'. Cole and I did this hundreds of times and we ended up all right. 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."
Dylan noted, "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."
He continued, "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 capitalise the gain they acquire from such treachery. If you believe this, not only are you incredibly foolish, but you are a BAD ARTIST."
Dylan further explained, "Individuality is modernity's most interesting trait regarding artwork and so so many talented individuals realize this. You do not have to become something else to be successful. Not only is it not too late for them to redefine themselves now, it was never too late."
He concluded his response by writing, "What that article felt like was: 'Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, still shame on you.' My personal creed? 'Fool me once, you'll forever regret that decision.'"
So...what do you think of Dylan's response to Joe's claims?
He does have the inside advantage of being a Disney kid, but he also had a different experience from Joe. Is this a fair attack on the Jonas Brothers?
Disney star Zendaya Coleman also addressed Joe's essay and we like her perspective, as she tweeted: "I admire @joejonas and his honesty...so real and brave...but that's his journey, not mine...don't worry about me #igotthis"