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When will they learn? Dylan Sprouse—best known for his role as Zack Martin on Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Suite Life on Deck—is the latest celebrity to have his nude selfies leak online. Two pictures of the 21-year-old actor surfaced on Tumblr on Sunday, Dec. 15, showing the famous twin in various states of undress.
The first snapshot shows Dylan holding his iPhone and posing in front of a bathroom mirror while flexing his muscles. The second photo features the TV star completely nude and cupping his genitals, though half of his face is out of frame.
Dylan didn't deny that the photos are real, however. "Whoops, guess I'm not 14 and fat anymore," the assistant video game designer told his Twitter fans. He then wrote, "I messed up... but I'd be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose." Dylan also added "n00d pic dealer" to his Twitter bio.
The actor's famous twin brother, Cole Sprouse, then joked about the size of his brother's manhood. "Cold in that bathroom huh?" he quipped. Dylan replied shortly after, writing, "Love you too."
Dylan also took to Tumblr to address the scandal, reblogging some of the more perverse responses to his leaked pictures. "Thanks for making me laugh through all of this," he wrote. In another entry, the New York University student joked, "Now would probably be a bad time to add a 'face' page."
The actor—also known for his roles as Julian McGrath in the 1999 movie Big Daddy and Patrick Kelly on ABC's Grace Under Fire—has yet to reveal just how the pictures surfaced online. Still, he's certainly not the first person from the family-friendly network to suffer from a similar scandal: in 2007 and 2009, two sets of nude and semi-nude photos featuring Vanessa Hudgens were leaked online. The High School Musical star issued an apology but was continually mortified when the previously taken pictures resurfaced.
"Whenever anybody asks me, would I do nudity in a film, if I say that it's something I'm not comfortable with, they're like, 'Bulls--t, you've already done it.' If anything, it makes it more embarrassing, because that was a private thing," Hudgens told Allure in 2011. "It's screwed up that someone screwed me over like that. At least some people are learning from my mistake."
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Dylan is one of those people.