Joe Jonas wrote a piece (I love when a celebrity writes, it’s like watching a dog walk on its hind legs) for New York Magazine about his utterly bizarre, traumatic and puritanical life on the Disney Chanel. Joe discusses how the record label wanted a trio after only scouting Nick, how Disney sugar-coated every ounce of creativity (and sexuality the boys had), how he was introduced to drugs by Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato and what it was generally like to go from being a nobody to a somebody in six weeks under the vision of Disney. It has always interested me how young people who are growing up and experimenting have to deal with being “kid friendly” and having their creativity stifled because it’s not appropriate. Read the full article here.
He lost his virginity at age 20 to Ashley Greene.
“We decided to take the rings off a few years ago. I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20.”
“The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, “Try it! Try it!” so I gave it a shot, and it was all right.”
There might be a sex tape out there.
“I used to sneak out and hook up with this one girl in her car, and some rumor came out along the lines of: “Teen pop star seen in the back of a car, in a parking lot, hooking up,” and the write-up was kind of explicit. I kept thinking, Oh my God, there’s going to be video, there’s going to be photos. The girl was also in the business, and we thought we were screwed because we were both working with Disney.”
He only stayed with Demi during her drug abuse because fans shipped them.
“Things kept building up, and Demi ended up punching a girl in the face on a plane, because she thought the girl was blaming her for something. Everybody gasped, and the girl just started bleeding. That’s when her team and her family told her, “You need to go into rehab.””
The Promise Rings were a big deal for the media not for the brothers.
“I remember this interview with this guy whose entire agenda was to focus on the rings. He kept pushing the subject, and when we insisted that we didn’t want to talk about it, he told us, “I can write whatever I want,” which terrified us. That’s the thing: We didn’t know any better, and we just wanted to make people happy. Now I know that I don’t have to answer any questions I don’t want to. Like, why do you even care about my 15-year-old brother’s sex life?”
Disney basically sucks.
“But the thing about the show was that some of the writing on it was terrible. It just ended up being some weird slapstick humor that only a 10-year-old would laugh at. They took out the kissing scene that Nick had. I had to shave every day because they wanted me to pretend like I was 16 when I was 20 (when the show was done, I cut my hair off and grew as much of a beard as I could). We went along with it at the time, because we thought Disney was our only real shot, and we were terrified that it could all be taken away from us at any moment.”
They kept getting sugar-coated and having their purity pushed onto them.
“Because of our age, because of Disney, because of those rings, there were so many things throughout our career that we had to sugarcoat. If a lyric was slightly sexual, someone at the record company would tell us we had to change it. It could be the most innocent reference, like “I’m alone in a room with you,” and it would have to go. It felt like we couldn’t be creative, so we stopped listening to them and just started handing shit in.”
Disney basically controls the minds and bodies of ye who enter, whom must abandon all hope.
“We were working with Disney in 2007 when the Vanessa Hudgens nude-photo scandal happened. We heard that she had to be in the Disney offices for a whole day because they were trying to figure out how to keep her on lockdown. We’d hear execs talking about it, and they would tell us that they were so proud of us for not making the same mistakes, which made us feel like we couldn’t ever mess up. 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.”
Updated: A Blind Item Has Leaked About Joe Jonas Over At BlindGossip.com
“There is an unwritten rule in Hollywood about throwing people under the bus. It’s incredibly stupid to screw over people who are more famous and successful than you just to get yourself a few minutes of publicity.
Then again, this singer never was the brightest bulb on the Disney tree.
He recently did an interview that threw some famous people under the bus. Blah blah blah. Lies, lies, LIES! And the people he talked about are furious!
Yes, they know that he is a dr*g addict, and that he lies about everything. But that excuse won’t wash with them. They know that just about everything he said about sex and drugs and music and business – and who did what to whom and when – is a blatant lie. But is completely unacceptable that his lies involve name-dropping them to make himself look like an innocent victim and to make them look evil and manipulative.
How do you they even begin to retaliate against such lies? Well, they don’t want to give him more of the public attention that he craves. So they are banding together to decide on a strategy to retaliate privately. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. He really pissed off the wrong people this time. His punishment is coming.”
Clearly, Miley and Demi aren’t too pleased with the name dropping. Then again, who knows if any of this is true?