What leaked pic? Well, this happened:

As Twitchy reported, the former Disney star (and his twin brother) took to Twitter and won hearts with their reactions to the nude photo scandal. He also changed his Twitter bio in hilarious fashion:

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Heh.

He continued to diffuse the situation in his own way:

That one was retweeted over 100,000 times. Wow.

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More from his Tumblr post (Warning: NSFW photo at the link):

First off, I will state that the reason I’m making light of the situation is because I don’t think what I did was wrong. To be blunt, I was proud of my progress in the gym, thought I looked hot, and wanted to share it. I’m of the mindset that whoever you are, if you are proud of your body and want to show it off, so be it! You do you. There is an odd taboo with the human form (especially in the USA) and I don’t particularly think its a good thing to teach people that you should “hide yourself” as something incredibly sacred. Blah blah blah, that’s a medieval notion.

Secondly, the real problem here was not me sending my pictures to someone, but rather, sending them to the WRONG someone. The real travesty is a misplaced trust, and while I am certainly to blame for it, it is a shame that my private life was somehow forcibly dragged into the public’s perception of me. What is wrong is that, generally I try to stay cool and collected with my prose and a role model for kids (maybe not anymore shamefully) and this seemingly inconsequential act will likely affect the youth’s impression of me. Not only that, but I worry somewhat for my artistic integrity, and my academic integrity. Not exactly ideal, but I’m to blame and I’ll look this incident in the eye like a man. I did it, but I’d be damned if I didn’t own that shit like Beyonce would want me to.

He went on to say that he is “making the best of it through humor” and offered this postscript:

P.S. please stop sending me nudes you will not get any in return despite popular evidence.

Snort! Humor win.

5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin reached out:

Sprouse responded in typically lighthearted fashion:

Tee hee indeed.

Twitter users are praising Sprouse for manning up (not THAT way).

https://twitter.com/esma_ilyas/status/412959328522764288

https://twitter.com/ICaNS331t/status/412938197434638336

And another lesson for Dylan Sprouse:

Bingo! No junk pictures needed. In fact, those are never a good idea.

You’re welcome.

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‘OMG!’ Former Disney stars Dylan Sprouse, twin score with best (yet disturbing) leaked nude photo response