Joe Jonas may have just revealed the pressure he felt about achieving fame at such a young age with his brothers with their widely successful band The Jonas Brothers, but he is burning bridges in the process.
The 24-year-old singer revealed to New York magazine how the Disney Channel not only made him and his brothers superstars, but also hindered their creativity and left him feeling immense pressure to live up to the massive expectations.
Jonas stated, "We didn't want to disappoint anyone — our parents, our fans, our employers — so we put incredible pressure on ourselves, the kind of pressure that no teenager should be under."
"We were just kids. That's the reality. We were frightened little kids. So you got all this responsibility that's foisted upon you and you’re expected to be perfect."
"I went through media training, and I hated it. They'd teach you how to change the subject, whenever you were asked an uncomfortable question..."
"Being a part of the Disney thing for so long will make you not want to be this perfect little puppet forever."
Jonas is not the only former Disney Star to evidently struggle with pressures of fame — other child stars include Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes. However, there is a Disney Star who is very unimpressed with what his fellow Disney Star has to say... and that's Dylan Sprouse.
Sprouse starred with his twin Cole on the hit Disney show The Suite Life for seven years and he firmly disagrees with what Joe is saying. In fact, Sprouse is so angry about what the "Lovebug" hitmaker has to say that he decided to respond to his comments on his Tumblr page
Sprouse wrote, "First, I think it's (b.s.) that they were being robbed of choice or creativity. If they wanted to, 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."
The 21-year-old actor continued his rant by saying, "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."
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