Dylan — you’ve handled an embarrassing ordeal with good grace, which is exactly the right way to deal with a situation that’s out of your control. Congratulations on learning and maturing from this!
Dylan Sprouse — this couldn’t have been a happy weekend for you — at least not once you learned that your nude and almost-nude selfie pics had been leaked online.
Dylan Sprouse Jokes About Nude Pics Leaked On Twitter — Smart Move
Yup, you were caught with your pants down and your privates public. But instead of denying that these were your photos or having a publicist issue a stern statement, you decided not to hide out but to get out in front of your fans’ response, by joking in tweets.
“Whoops, guess I’m not 14 and fat anymore,” you tweeted on Dec. 15 at 11:09 p.m. Then you added, “I messed up…but I’d be a fool not to own up to it.”
You know what, Dylan — you’re absolutely right. You did mess up. No one who’s a celebrity should ever take nude photos — they just have a habit of going public.
After all, you were the star, along with your brother, Cole Sprouse, of the highly popular Disney hits The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and then The Suite Life on Deck.
At 21, you’re a veteran of six years of super popular kids TV shows, and you’ve already seen the hoopla that other Disney stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus have had to deal with when their own nude pics leaked.
Nevertheless, you’ve made a quick and really smart recovery from this episode.
After step #1, joking, you #2, got your twin, Cole, to join in the damage control by laughing about the situation too. He tweeted at you, “@DylanSprouse: Cold in the bathroom huh?”
Now, with step #3, you’ve spoken out in an open and insightful Tumblr posting, pointing out that you don’t feel that what you did — taking a naked selfie — was wrong.
“I’m proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot and wanted to share it,” you explained. “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 were very philosophical about your public nudity and you made an interesting point.
But the leaked photos speak far more about that person’s lack of character than yours, Dylan.
In fact, the way you’ve handled such a tough situation shows the strength and integrity of your own character.
And your fans agree. “I like the way Dylan Sprouse is handling this. 2 claps for him,” tweeted Parker Kit Hill. “You’re a true hero,” tweeted scandalouiss. And 86 percent of HollywoodLife.com readers loved your statement on Tumblr.
Dylan, you’ve just demonstrated that being open, honest and truthful about your nude photos is by far the very best way to handle a nude photo scandal.
And you know what — you may not have enjoyed getting a day of attention for the wrong reason, but you’ve gained 200,000 Twitter followers, 40,000 Tumblr followers and 20,000 new Instagram followers in the process!
And tomorrow, your leaked nude pics will be yesterday’s news and will be on their way to being forgotten about by the end of the week.
So Dylan, stress no more, and just appreciate what you’ve learned from this experience, which will soon be behind you.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Was Dylan smart to joke about his nude pics? Let me know!
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