Joe Jonas recently wrote an article all about what it was like being a Disney
product kid. He talked about how Miley introduced him to weed. He also said that Disney executives didn’t want him to ever grow up. From his NY Times article, via Us:
I had to shave every day because they wanted me to pretend like I was 16 when I was 20 (when the show was done, I cut my hair off and grew as much of a beard as I could).
Fellow Disney alum Dylan Sprouse of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is calling shenanigans on Mr. Joe Jonas. Actually, to be more accurate, he’s calling bullshit. The 21-year-old wrote on his Tumblr (sorry but LOL, Tumblr),
I think it’s bullshit that they [The Jonas Brothers] were being robbed of choice or creativity. If they wanted to, they could have told Disney ‘NO.’ [My brother and fellow co-star] 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.
Sure, Dylan. And which executive/producer/handler is holding your strings? You puppet! You Pinocchio! PULL DA STRINGSSS! PULL DA STRINGSSS!
Yo, any day I can work in an Ed Wood reference into a Jonas Brothers piece is a day I can feel great about myself. Oh and Mr. Sprouse isn’t done, he goes on:
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. 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.’
Somebody knows some big words!