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Dylan Sprouse Slams Joe Jonas For His Latest Jonas Brothers and Disney Tell-All

By Julia Lynn Rubin j.rubin@hngn.com | Dec 03, 2013 11:32 AM EST

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Joe Jonas is receiving backlash for his recent tell-all on his Disney days. (Photo : Reuters)

Joe Jonas has been receiving some backlash for his recent tell-all on his early Jonas Brothers days for Vulture magazine, and after Demi Lovato's friends and family came to her defense, fellow former Disney star Dylan Sprouse is also calling out the former Jonas Brother on his decision to sacrifice his artistry and individuality to be part of the Disney brand.

Sprouse and his brother Cole were stars of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," a mega-popular original series that was nominated for an Emmy award three times and spawned its own spin-off after three seasons.

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On his Tumblr blog, the former "Zack & Cody" star, now 21, wrote, "I think it's bulls**t 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. 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 then went on to accuse Jonas of being "incredibly foolish" as well as a "bad artist" for allowing Disney to make him and his brothers a brand instead of sticking to their own principles.

"Individuality is modernity’s most interesting trait regarding artwork and so so many talented individuals realize this," he wrote. "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 [by Joe] 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.'"

Sprouse's response was sparked by a Tumblr fan asking him the question, "I was wondering if you happened to read/see Joe Jonas's essay for New York Magazine. A shorter version can be found on E!'s website if you're interested. But basically Joe talks about the things we don't see that go on behind the scenes at Disney and explained the pressures that were put on him and his brothers. Many things he talked about were shocking and I was wondering if you agreed with him or had any thoughts of your own on the subject."


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