Joe Jonas has been branded a ''bad artist'' who put fame before creativity by his fellow former Disney star Dylan Sprouse.
24-year-old Jonas recently claimed he felt working for the House of Mouse meant he had to ''sugarcoat'' his true self.
However, Sprouse, who acted in straight-to-DVD films, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Just for Kicks, has hit out at the comments, insisting Jonas was more likely so dazzled by fame that he wasn't prepared to make his own decisions.
In a blog post, Sprouse wrote: ''I think it's bull**** that they were being robbed of choice or creativity. If they wanted too, they could have told Disney 'No'. Cole [twin brother] and I did this hundreds of times and we ended up all right. The only reason they didn't is because, like many of the people on that channel, I think they fell for the allure of fame."
He continued: "Nowadays artists just assume they have to do what they are told by their proprietors because there is a 'rigid structure to achievement'. It is nothing more than a scheme to rob you of your individuality and capitalise the gain they acquire from such treachery. If you believe this, not only are you incredibly foolish, but you are a BAD ARTIST.''