Dylan Sprouse has set the record straight after rumours claiming the former Disney star was broke began circulating the internet. The flames were fuelled after Sprouse was recently spotted working as a host at a New York City restaurant.
Sprouse has since posted a short message on his Tumblr to clarify any misconceptions:
So many pictures have gotten out that I’m now working as a host at a restaurant in NY. To clear up the air (which is admittedly pretty rude), I did not take this job because I “lost all my money”, I am financially secure, and took this job as a way to primarily feed my over bountiful video game addiction. I also too this as a way to try a new experience, working somewhat below the means I’m used to, as well as a way to socialize and get out of the house. I feel most comfortable when I’m working and doing something, to criticize someone of that is pretty odd. I will potentially return to acting someday, but in no way do I think any experience is a step down for me, but rather a new step in another direction.
We have to admit, we’re pretty proud of Dylan for taking a side job. When child stars step away from the limelight, many tend to eat away at their fortunes by doing nothing, or worst — divert their time to drugs and alcohol. Both Dylan and his twin brother Cole both decided to go to college after wrapping their popular series, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Like Dylan said on his Tumblr post, it is kind of odd to criticize someone who is working; no job should ever be considered below or above another. Why criticize someone who decided to take a new step in another direction? Either way Dylan, we’re proud to see that you’ve become a responsible young man, and kudos for being so humble and down to earth.