As squeaky clean as Disney Channel tries to publicize itself to be, its stars make it extremely difficult to believe. Dating back to the days of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, the company hasn’t exactly been known for producing, uh, tame talent. And with the recent photo leak of a certain actor from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, there’s even more scandal to go around.
So, without further ado, we present to you 15 of the most WTF moments involving former Disney Channel stars, ranked from the least scandalous to most startling:
During one of her Jingle Ball performances, the "Come and Get It" singer dropped a rather common expletive, which shocked her young fans. However, if that's the biggest scandal to hit Selena, she should consider herself lucky.
SCANDAL: Going... downtown
In 2010, after Mike Comrie proposed to the Lizzie McGuire girl, she was photographed on her knees -- oh, how should we say this? -- "returning the favor."
SCANDAL: Unexpected pregnancy
The even bigger shock — Miley Cyrus' brother, Trace, was reportedly the baby daddy! But no child ever ended up arriving, so we're guessing this was all false.
Anneliese van der Pol
Bet Raven didn't see this coming.
Photo: Twitter (@anneliesevdp)
Even worse, he was only 20 at the time!
Jake T. Austin
And he was only 18!
SCANDAL: Nude photo leak
This came as a shock, but you gotta give the kid props for his relaxed attitude about the situation (via Twitter): "Whoops, guess I'm not 14 and fat anymore... I messed up... but I'd be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose."
Photo: Instagram (@dylansprouse)
SCANDAL: Smoking weed with Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato
Way to throw 'em under the bus, JJ.
SCANDAL: DUI, cocaine possession, jail, probation violation, theft...
What stunt hasn't she pulled?
SCANDAL: Rehab for cocaine use
He must have a great PR team, because he managed to keep this under wraps for months.
SCANDAL: Annie Leibovitz nude pictures; smoking "salvia"
Even prior to her antics in 2013, the former Hannah Montana star sure had her share of underage scandals.
SCANDAL: Nude photo leak
She was allegedly underage at the time the snapshots were taken, too.
SCANDAL: Possession of crystal meth
SCANDAL: Rehab for... a lot
After punching one of her back-up dancers in the face, the former Sonny with a Chance star finally sought out treatment for her problems.
Lee Thompson Young
SCANDAL: Apparent suicide
R.I.P. The Famous Jett Jackson