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Former Disney Star Dylan Sprouse’s Nude Pictures Leaked Online By (Shock!) His Ex

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: (l-r) Actor Cole Sprouse arrives to teach a Master Workshop on acting by Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouce, hosted by Celebrity Talent Academy and Starlight Children's Foundation at the Cochrane Theatre on January 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: (l-r) Actor Cole Sprouse arrives to teach a Master Workshop on acting by Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouce, hosted by Celebrity Talent Academy and Starlight Children's Foundation at the Cochrane Theatre on January 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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Another week, another child star whose ex is an asshole. Nude pictures of Dylan Sprouse, one-half of the now 21-year-old pair of twins who starred in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, leaked last night, reportedly tweeted from an ex who has since deleted her Twitter handle. One image features Sprouse in his boxer briefs, while another image was much more explicit.

But rather than freaking out, Sprouse has some hilarious and super calm responses to the situation:

 

 

 

He also changed his Twitter bio to “n00d pic dealer.” I, on the other hand, would be (A) calling a lawyer (B) having a panic attack (C) sprinting to Whole Foods and gobbling up its entire bakery and hot foods sections. So, I commend him for being an unreasonably good sport about circumstances that totally suck.

While I may have written a guide on avoiding identifiable images of naked self on the Internet (if you wish them not to be, of course), I nevertheless think you’re a rather terrible person if you leak somebody else’s nude photos–no matter what gender that person is. When somebody trusts you, they trust you, and it’s irresponsible (and needlessly awful) to spread them on the Internet.

That said, while I wish that nobody went through this type of experience, it’s hard to deny that the responses to nude pictures leaked of females are different than those of male celebrities. When famous women’s nudes leak, people are all sorts of gross and creepy (hell, people are all sorts of gross and creepy even when they’re aren’t nudes anywhere to be found). They get called idiots, sluts, and skanks. Men laugh it off, as it’s not quite the PR or career-ruining disaster that it can potentially be for women. I’m not saying I wish it were worse for men; I’m saying I wish things were equally “whatever” for female bodies, too.

Anyway, like I said up there, I think Sprouse handled the situation magnificently. High five, former Disney star.

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  • Hayley Hoover

    I appreciate that your coping strategy also includes the Whole Foods bakery. I relate.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    haha I love his reaction to this! so weird though because he seems so young! I still picture him as that little kid in big daddy.

  • anna

    I wish he didn’t say he messed up. SHE messed up. He just trusted her, which is in no way his fault

    • RS

      True, but then he’s a celebrity and should probably know better. She was a b!tch to leak them, but he did make the mistake in sending them in the first place.

    • Samantha_Escobar

      Same. I was pretty bummed out about that, too. I mean, I think it’s usually a terrible idea to send nude pictures to somebody, but when you trust and/or love someone, it’s hard to imagine them suddenly deciding to betray you.

    • anna

      Yeah, I mean there’s all sorts of ways it could go wrong but it’s almost all dependent on someone betraying your trust. I wish we didn’t have to be so alert to the fact that our loved ones could betray us

  • Megan Zander

    Anyone else feel bad for his brother? Identical twin = everyone now knows how you look naked too or will think this is you at first glance.