There’s been such negative response about Joe’s interview and I’m not really sure why. I’m just gonna go on about my own response.
It’s no surprise that Disney had such control over the Jonas Brothers. I mean, for crying out loud, it’s Disney. Disney has always tried to keep a wholesome image and for that reason, they have put pressure on many of their stars. It’s like the case of strict parents, they keep total control of their children and they begin to rebel. That’s probably the reason why “so many Disney stars are messed up.” Joe actually says that they felt like they couldn’t disappoint Disney, because they were their kids. At the prime of the career, they were compared to The Beatles. Imagine the pressure of all of that.
Imagine not being able to mess up, or learn how to grow from mistakes. Really think about that for a second. That one mistake you made could not only affect yourself, but the people closest to you, and you would be letting down people who cherish you the most. I’m sure Joe isn’t the only celebrity who has felt something like that.
Furthermore, for those of you saying, “Omg fourteen year old girls forced Joe to smoke weed!!!” let’s pause for a second. He said he was seventeen or eighteen, chances are that Demi and Miley were either fourteen or fifteen. But considering around the time Demi and Miley were both in the Disney enterprise, they were around fifteen or sixteen. Taking that into consideration, the first part of the shit you’re saying is not only stupid, but inaccurate. Also, like any circumstance, when you’re around people who you love and trust, it’s easy to try things you normally would never do. Why is it so shocking that they all smoked weed together at some point as well? You praise both Miley and Demi for their past and present drug use.
The percent of you who have ever dated a person who is genuinely emotionally unstable or suicidal is slim to none. We all don’t know who Demi is, or what she was like at the time of their relationship. If it turned out she was truly depressed, it can become very discouraging to a relationship. Do you know what happens in a situation like this? Obligation to be with that person happens, because you become afraid of what exactly the person might do if you chose to end the relationship. Try to make someone happy and do whatever it is to help them, but end up becoming one of their triggers that set them off. How are you supposed to live with that?
Now take in consideration the circumstances of Joe and Demi. They were household names in the public eye. Most of their fans wanted them together because of Camp Rock and they were just the teen star dream pair. Around the time of their relationship, news was breaking out about everything Demi was going through. Even before that there was rumors about her self harm. As previously stated in the interview, Joe was expected to live up to an image that Disney and some fans had set for him. Now mix that all together and you can see why he said he couldn’t leave her and he felt like he needed to be with her.
Now for the worst thing being said: the Jonas Brothers didn’t appreciate their time during their career. That is total bullshit. You don’t think they appreciated any of their time being able to make music in general, perform, meet their idols, inspire and touch millions of fans? Joe made it clear that he had some bad experiences with fans and hated the circumstances with Disney, but if he didn’t appreciate any of what he received, he would have never wrote that whole article. For most Jonas fans, that article actually came off as a sense of closure and it answered a lot of questions we all had. He could have left us in the dark, you know.
No one is perfect, we all know that. I’m not saying that he is, or his brothers. But the honesty he put in that whole thing deserves some credit. He brought up things that can potentially get him in trouble with not only Disney (we all know they’re ones to put up a fight for dumb reasons), friends, and obviously fans. We may not know the sides of the people mentioned or even Disney, but give him some respect for trying to share his.