Disney Exec Allegedly Body-Shamed Dylan Sprouse About His Weight When He Was a Teen

The situation was explained by the twins' former television mom, Kim Rhodes, of 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.'

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Dylan Sprouse was literally sized up while he was a child star on the former Disney sitcom, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, where he acted alongside his twin brother, Cole.

Kim Rhodes, who played the twins' mom on the series, guested on the Vulnerable Podcast, hosted by Disney alum Christy Carlson Romano, where she detailed overhearing a Disney executive demand that Dylan stop eating "junk food."

Defending a then-teenage Dylan, an emotional Rhodes said she "fucking lit into" the aforementioned exec, who she refused to name. "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,'” Rhodes recalled around the 27-minute mark.

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“I think that was the only time I really … advocate[d for them],” Rhodes added.

Elsewhere on the podcast episode, Rhodes said that Dylan refused to make a "fat joke" about her on the series after being instructed to, instead purposely skipping over the scripted line. Rhodes was pregnant at the time.

“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.’”

From 2005 to 2008, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody ran for three seasons, followed by the teen sitcom The Suite Life on Deck from 2008 to 2011.

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