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    Dylan Sprouse Reveals Why He Took Nude Selfies That Leaked: I Thought I Looked Hot

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    If you've got it, flaunt it!

    That certainly seems to be what Dylan Sprouse was thinking when he recently snapped some selfies that left little to the imagination.

    After all, in the wake of the photos leaking online over the weekend, the former Suite Life of Zack & Cody star has since taken to Tumblr to explain why he took them in the first place.

    "To be blunt, I was proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot, and wanted to share it," he wrote. "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!"

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    The first snapshot shows Sprouse holding his iPhone and posing in front of a bathroom mirror while flexing his muscles. The second photo features the erstwhile Disney star completely nude and cupping his genitals, though half of his face is out of frame.

    But the 21-year-old actor went on to say that "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. 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."

    Sprouse concluded with a bit of levity, writing, "I'm making the best of it through humor and I'm getting this shirt made today" alongside a photo of a shirt superimposed with one of the revealing snapshots.

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