Actor Cole Sprouse, who starred as a child in the hit Disney Channel show ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ with his twin brother, said the network “sexualized” its young actresses.
Sprouse told The New York Times that child actors regularly endure trauma.
“The young women on [Disney Channel] were so heavily sexualized from such an earlier age than my brother and I.."
Former DISNEY CHANNEL Child Star Cole Sprouse 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody' https://t.co/J83pBqVQkE
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"The young women on the channel we were on [Disney Channel] were so heavily sexualized from such an earlier age than my brother and I that there’s absolutely no way that we could compare our experiences.” https://t.co/JYZRcERpZT
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Former Disney Channel Star And Current Riverdale Actor Cole Sprouse Says Disney “Heavily Sexualized” Young Girls https://t.co/MA5VRzyF3D
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LifeSiteNews highlighted key points from the interview:
“My brother and I used to get quite a bit of, ‘Oh, you made it out! Oh, you’re unscathed!’ No,” Sprouse said in a interview published April 4.
“The young women on the channel we were on were so heavily sexualized from such an earlier age than my brother and I that there’s absolutely no way that we could compare our experiences,” Sprouse said.
“And every single person going through that trauma has a unique experience. When we talk about child stars going nuts, what we’re not actually talking about is how fame is a trauma,” he continued.
“So I’m violently defensive against people who mock some of the young women who were on the channel when I was younger because I don’t feel like it adequately comprehends the humanity of that experience and what it takes to recover.”
“And, to be quite honest, as I have now gone through a second big round of this fame game as an adult, I’ve noticed the same psychological effects that fame yields upon a group of young adults as I did when I was a child.”
“I just think people have an easier time hiding it when they’re older.”
The New York Post added:
After graduating from New York University with a degree in archaeology, Sprouse wanted to quit the industry but promised to do one more round of auditions. That’s when he booked the role of Jughead Jones on “Riverdale.”
“I started acting when I was so young that I hadn’t actually attempted, as an adult, to think about if I really enjoyed performance,” Sprouse said.
As we previously noted, it’s long past time to ‘Dump Disney‘ for their grooming tactics and links to pedophilia.