Former child star Dylan Sprouse may be the latest celebrity to have nude photos of himself surface online, but at least he’s owning up to it.
Sprouse, best known for his role as Zach in “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” took to Twitter after two selfies, showing the famous twin posing in front of a bathroom mirror in various states of undress, surfaced on Tumblr Sunday.
“Whoops, guess I’m not 14 and fat anymore,” the New York University student and assistant video game designer joked. He then added, “I messed up… but I’d be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose.”
But first he had to respond to some good natured ribbing from his twin brother Cole and former “Suite Life” co-star, who tweeted, “Cold in that bathroom, huh?”
Sprouse replied, “Love you too.”
Later, Sprouse posted a lengthy message on his Tumblr.
“First off, I will state that the reason I’m making light of the situation is because I don’t think what I did was wrong. To be blunt, I was proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot, and wanted to share it,” he wrote. “There is an odd taboo with the human form (especially in the USA) and I don’t particularly think it’s a good thing to teach people that you should ‘hide yourself’ as something incredibly sacred. Blah blah blah, that’s a medieval notion.”
Sprouse, who also starred opposite Adam Sandler in “Big Daddy,” added that there was a lesson to be learned: “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.”