Cole Sprouse will always face criticism against child stars who were on the Disney Channel, especially young women. will always face criticism against child stars who were on Disney Channel, especially young women.
“The young women on the channel we were on [Disney Channel] were so heavily sexualised from such a young age in contrast to my brother and I that there’s absolutely no way we can compare our experiences,” she told the publication. “And every person who goes through that trauma has a unique experience.”
Cole, who started acting when he was 6 months old, added that people always want to criticise child stars for “going crazy”, but don’t want to address the trauma that comes with fame.
He told the New York Times that he is “violently defensive against people who make fun of some of the young women who were in the canal when I was younger because I don’t feel like I adequately understand the humanity of that experience and what it takes to recover”.
As Cole continues to gain notoriety in her career through Riverdale and the recently released HBO Max movie Moonlight, she said she notes that the same “psychological effects” of childhood fame are occurring in people’s adult lives, however, telling the publication that she believes “people find it easier to hide it when they’re older”.
During a conversation with The New York Times published on 4 April, the 29-year-old Suite Life of Zack and Cody actor said that people often referred to his and his twin brother Dylan Sprouse’s post-Disney success as getting ahead or being “unscathed”