Feud alert: Looks like Dylan Sprouse is calling out fellow Disney alum Joe Jonas on his recent article for the New Yorker. In his essay for the mag, Joe talks about how he and brothers Nick and Kevin were under incredible pressure while filming their series for Disney, and saw his creativity destroyed when trying to break out on his own.
Now Dylan – who starred in Disney’s The Suite Life Of Zac & Cody with his twin brother Cole – is slamming Joe‘s claims. “I think it’s bulls–t that they were being robbed of choice or creativity,” Dylan wrote on his Tumblr page. “If they wanted to, they could have told Disney ‘NO.’”
“Cole and I did this hundreds of times and we ended up all right,” the 21-year-old 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.”
Dylan criticized Joe for not protecting his own image. “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,” he said.
“If you believe this, not only are you incredibly foolish, but you are a BAD ARTIST. 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. What that article felt like was: ‘Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, still shame on you.’”