Dylan Sprouse is speaking out further about the nude photos that leaked of him over the weekend. The young star says he’s proud of his work in the gym, but admits that he sent the shots to the “wrong” person.
“To be blunt, I was proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot, and wanted to share it. 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 do you. There is an odd taboo with the human form (especially in the USA) and I don’t particularly think its a good thing to teach people that you should “hide yourself” as something incredibly sacred. Blah blah blah, that’s a medieval notion,” Dylan wrote on his Tumblr page on Monday.
“The real problem here was not me sending my pictures to someone, but rather, sending them to the WRONG someone. The real travesty is a misplaced trust, and while I am certainly to blame for it, it is a shame that my private life was somehow forcibly dragged into the public’s perception of me. What is wrong is that, generally I try to stay cool and collected with my prose and a role model for kids (maybe not anymore shamefully) and this seemingly inconsequential act will likely affect the youth’s impression of me,” he wrote.
Adding, “Not only that, but I worry somewhat for my artistic integrity, and my academic integrity. Not exactly ideal, but I’m to blame and I’ll look this incident in the eye like a man. I did it, but I’d be damned if I didn’t own that sh** like Beyonce would want me to.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, fans of the former Disney star got an eyeful over the weekend when nude selfies surfaced on Twitter.
“Whoops, guess I’m not 14 and fat anymore,” he first said of the racy posted pics.
Two shots of the former actor were posted online, one with the former Disney star flexing shirtless in a mirror and the other of himself naked, cupping his goods.
“I messed up… but I’d be a fool not to own up to it,” the 21-year-old, who starred on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and “Suite Life on Deck,” wrote on Twitter.
“Got to move past it I suppose,” he continued.
Dylan’s twin brother, Cole, joked about his brother’s manhood, Tweeting, “Cold in that bathroom huh?”
Dylan – who is now a video game designer – replied with “Love you too,” also adding “self-proclaimed n00d pic dealer” to his Twitter bio.
-- Jesse Spero