December 2, 2013
I've never once cared even the slightest bit about the Jonas brothers or anyone else who claims to be saving themselves for marriage until today, when I read this profile of Joe Jonas in New York Magazine. For one, Joe Jonas did not actually save himself for marriage as his PR reps would have had you think all these years. This profile was interesting because it's full of secrets about not only them, but a lot of other scandalous shit that we're sure Disney is not happy about becoming public knowledge. So naturally, we've decided to highlight exactly what those scandalous tidbits are for you.
On Vanessa Hudgens' slutty behavior
"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."
On the extreme creepy censorship of Disney and the lengths they went to to pretend to continue the Jonas Brothers were virgins
"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."
On when he actually lost his virginity
"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. I’m glad I waited for the right person, because you look back and you go, “That girl was batshit crazy. I’m glad I didn’t go there.” [Note: Do we think the bat shit girl is Taylor Swift?]
On dating other famous people
"What was that couple that was pretty famous from The Hills? Heidi and Spencer? I didn’t want to become Heidi and Spencer, so I kept relationships quiet. I lived in a bubble of just me, my brothers, my band, and the people I went on tour with. That’s how I ended up dating a lot of people in the business, because you relate to them, you’re on the same schedule, and honestly, it was exciting. In the back of my mind, it felt special to date someone who was also famous."
On his ex-girlfriends and writing about them
"I genuinely don’t have any resentment against any of my exes. So I’m not going to disparage anyone I was in a relationship with—only I might put it in my music a little bit, and hint at it, and tease it here and there, just enough for the fans and the people who really know the story."
On Demi Lovato's addiction and that one time she punched a bitch in the face
"I really got to know her and got to see the ins and outs of what she was struggling with, like drug abuse. I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time I was living a lie, because I wasn’t happy but felt like I had to stay in [the relationship] for her, because she needed help. I couldn’t express any of that, of course, because I had a brand to protect...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.'"
On his first time smoking weed
"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."