Dylan Sprouse was 'body-shamed in front of everyone’ on Zack & Cody by Disney executive, co-star claims
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A Disney executive has been accused of body-shaming Dylan Sprouse while he filmed The Suit Life of Zack & Cody.
But now, it's another former child star whose struggles have been brought into the spotlight.
Dylan Sprouse allegedly dealt with a body-shaming incident when he was a child on the set of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
His on-screen mom, Kim Rhodes, made the claims during a tell-all interview on Christy Carlson Romano’s Vulnerable podcast on November 28.
He was allegedly critiqued by a Disney executive for weighing more than his twin brother, Cole.
“Someone of significant power came down to the craft service, which is where they have all the tasty food, and screamed at the number of donuts, and said, ‘No more junk food until he [Dylan] looks like him [Cole] again,’ ” Kim claimed.
“Because Dylan and Cole had different body types.
"And in front of everyone, Dylan was body-shamed.”
Kim was apparently furious after the alleged incident, admitting she 'f***ing lit into' the exec, who she kept anonymous.
“I was like, ‘You do not have the right to say that to a child. You do not have the right to be writing for children if that is your attitude. Never again do you speak like that. Never,’ ” Kim recalled.
And it seems as though this respect went both ways.
Kim said that Dylan and Cole were 'very protective' of all their co-stars on the set of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Kim also fondly remembered a time Dylan refused to make a fat joke at her expense - even though it was in the script.
“One of my favorite memories is Dylan had a line that was a fat joke, and he just kept skipping over it.
"It was like in the middle of a chunk of dialogue, so he kept skipping this laugh line,” she said.
“And finally we get in front of the studio audience and he skips it, and the executive producer screams, ‘Cut! Dylan, say the line!’
"And he goes, ‘I would not disrespect any woman that way, let alone this woman.
"You write something funny and I’ll say it.’ “
UNILAD has reached out to Disney for comment.