Kevin Jonas called a sell out for exclusive wedding album in People

Former US Weekly editor Bonnie Fuller has written an editorial criticizing Kevin Jonas. Jonas, 22, sold the photos of his Long Island winter fantasy wedding to People Magazine for an undisclosed sum. As Fuller notes, plenty of other celebrities have chosen to release free wedding photos to share their happy event with fans. The same goes for baby pictures. Not Jonas, who is forcing fans to buy a particular magazine. Fuller doesn’t discuss what photos may have cost People and if Jonas and his new bride pocketed the money.

I’m wagging my finger at you Kevin Jonas for being a sell-out!

You of all people have no business turning your wedding into a business. By that I mean, giving all your wedding photos to one media outlet—exclusively.

I don’t fault People magazine for doing whatever it took to get your photos with your bride, Danielle Deleasa, on their cover. That’s their job—to try and get exclusives.

I fault you, Kevin! You are a huge star. And not just a regular huge star—but a HUGE teen star! You and your brothers are adored by multi-millions of teen girls around the world. You’ve sold over 8 million albums and most of those buyers have been under 20 years old.

I believe that when you have such an enormous fan base and are such a HUGELY popular star—you have an obligation to share with those fans.

That means giving a free, non-exclusive handout photo to the world’s media, so all your fans can share in your Big Day—not just those people who buy one magazine. Especially one that doesn’t even focus its content on your fans.

Kevin—I also want to be clear that I place the blame on you, not Danielle. After all your experience in the public eye—you are media savvy—not your new wife.

You should have been a fan-friendly class act like Ivanka Trump, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and Julia Roberts to name a few—who all released wedding photos non-exclusively for all their fans to see.

[From Hollywood Life]

To me it’s about how much he got paid, not necessarily that he’s denying his fans a chance at seeing the photos. There’s something obscene about very rich celebrities selling photos to the fans who pay for their music or movies. (Granted they sell them to magazines, who then sell them to fans, but it’s kind of the same thing.) That’s a good point that the fans get shafted as it’s particularly hard for overseas fans to get access to the pictures. There are a lot of comments on People’s website from people who live abroad and want to see Jonas’ wedding. When the pictures aren’t online they have little chance.

The pictures might be pretty interesting. As Michael K at D-Listed writes, the description of the wedding on People’s website reads like “one big promo for Disney’s Princess Collection.” The wedding took place in a castle and Kevin even gave Danielle real glass slippers. People has his naseating quote “I knew that my princess needed her glass slippers and her castle.”

In related news, there’s a parody website that claims that Jonas gave a press conference after his wedding night expressing his disappointment in sex. Some outlets are picking it up as if it’s a real story, as it ran in the Huffington Post and wasn’t clearly labeled a joke. It is, though. Kevin never said “to be honest about it, sex was not worth the wait. After we did it, I was kind of like, that’s it?

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  1. bella says:

    Why should he be any different than any other half-ass famous person?

  2. Squirtle says:

    Who is he and why do I care?

  3. Popcorny says:

    A “sell-out”?
    Who’s accusing this pre-packaged, shrink wrapped and sugar coated media-made dandy-boy a sell-out?
    Geezum, next thing you know they’ll be calling him “-a paid entertainer” (*crowd gasps*).

  4. CadieBelle says:

    I doubt he did it for personal gain – he already has a lot of money – maybe he donated it to the Juvenile Diabetes Fund (a disease his brother battles). At any rate – it was his wedding – his decision – his business.

  5. ForestWhitakersEye says:

    Isn’t he the “ugly” Jonas Brother? I mean, it would be a big deal if it was one of the “cuter” Jonas Brother’s like Joe and Nick, but the older one who is more private with his life?
    It’s like Chris Kirpratick of N’Sync getting married in their hey-day. Not that important or will sell a lot of magazines.

  6. Amelia says:

    Sounds like “sore loser” to me. POOR US Magazine, OK, In Touch, Star, ad nasium…. Who cares what he does. It’s his wedding and his pictures. Even if he released the pictures to all of them, his fans would have to buy ONE of those magazines what difference does it make?

  7. GatsbyGal says:

    There’s this thing called a store, and these magazines get sold there, and you can actually pick one up and look at all the pictures without buying it. Haha, seriously US Magazine? Do they think there are padlocks on magazines that keep people from look at them until purchased?

    Calling Kevin Jonas a sell-out, though, is like calling his wife a beard…both are true, and everyone has known it for years.

  8. Peach says:

    What I think is obscene here is that someone who touts unrealistic bullshit like..abstinence until marraige (because marraige is sacred and all)…would then sell those pictures of this sacred act to People Magazine for an undisclosed sum.

    Purity rings and magazine covers. Makes me a little stabby.

    –meanwhile for those not choosing to live in unrealistic, pop-star morality bullshit I suggest you educate yourself and contact your local health clinic.
    After all, it’s been shown that when kids who pledge abstinence actually do break the vow (and 96% do) they usually do so without a condom. Being unsafe is not sexy! But the lack of real education leads to STD’s and AIDS.

    Sorry–I know that’s a wee off track. But it’s the #1 reason I despise this Disney-purity-ring-shit. And the Jonas Brothers in general.

  9. BLA says:

    Yeah, other than this his was doing a great job maintaining his hardcore, independent, creative image. What a sell out.

  10. diva says:

    Bonnie Fuller has a hideous reputation in the tabloid industry for being a cutthroat backstabbing individual and would sell her soul for a story. She just sounds mad that she couldn’t come up with the money and didn’t get the exclusive, very tacky even by tabloid standards.

  11. Lita says:

    I love it when others give my comments for me!

    -Bella for the accuracy of holding him to an unmatched benchmark
    -Popcorny for the amusing indictment of this grassroots cultural Jonas-flashpoint
    -Amelia for her highlight of magazine pot/kettleism
    -Peach for her not really off topic disgust with the american purity ring thing (I read about the daddy/daughter ‘betrothal’ ceremony thing they do with those – yelp, revolting!!)
    -BLA for the searing sarcasm mirroring my brain

    You guys rock :o)

  12. wow says:

    LOL. Oh please, right? I bet if he had sold the rights to US Magazine, that woman wouldn’t have anything negative to say.

    And I call BS on her claiming other celebs offer their photos to mags for free. Who does anything for free these days, especially in this economy.

    Sour grapes is written all over it.

  13. snowball says:

    However bitchy this Fuller woman is, she’s an ex-editor at US Weekly. She wouldn’t have any control over whether the magazine had paid the hairy troll or not. She has her editorial on her website, not in a magazine.

    Kevin is the one who looks like he has a lower-than 50 IQ; Joe is the ugly one that dumped Taylor Swift and Nick is the only semi-cute one, which I’m sure will pass as he ages.

    And they’re all talentless.

  14. Dirty Martini says:

    ROFL….this is just rich……a trash rag crying ethical breach?


  15. Goddess711 says:

    When she sells the wedding night vid after the marriage crumbles, will she be selling out too?

  16. Boo says:

    Peachy, “What I think is obscene here is that someone who touts unrealistic bullshit like..abstinence until marraige (because marraige is sacred and all)…would then sell those pictures of this sacred act to People Magazine for an undisclosed sum.”

    Right on.

  17. Snarf says:

    Fuller’s full of herself and bitter cause she didn’t get the “scoop” or dropped the ball on getting the photos that’s all there is to it.

  18. molly says:

    He gave all the money to his (and his brothers’) charity – change for the children.

  19. Cat says:

    @Peach- 96% of kids break thier abstinence vow?? Where’d you learn that data? I would’ve thought they’d not want to admit it and lie about it to the pollster, to make themselves look better! Lol

  20. Sigh. says:

    “Sell out?”

    He is DISNEY property.
    He sold out (his soul) a loooong time ago.

  21. RobN says:

    So a magazine that sells pictures is upset because he sold pictures? Seems like an odd argument to make.

  22. Kathie says:

    I’m with you RobN and really if you are using your journalism degree to work for US Weekly slinging sellout bombs at Kevin Jonas seems oddly glass house like but whatever.

  23. Catherine says:

    Anything those Jonas boys do completely nauseates me.

  24. Vibius says:

    Wow.. I didnt realize it was possible for a Disney puppet to sellout.

  25. lucy2 says:

    I find it hilarious for another magazine to be complaining about this. And what celebs release photos like this for FREE? Selling wedding and baby photos, as tacky and weird as I find the practice to be, is a big business for celebs.

  26. NicoleAM says:

    Didn’t Michael Douglas and C. Zeta-Jones sell their wedding photos? Please don’t get me confused w/ some crazed obsessed celeb gossip fanatic. The only reason that sticks in my mind is ’cause there was a mini scandel where CZJ said something to the effect of “Maybe it’s (1 million? or more) a lot of money to the poeple in this room but it’s not alot to us.” I will forever remember that ’cause all I could think was “BITCH!”

  27. HRO says:

    I guess I just don’t really understand why anyone thinks he’s obligated to share his wedding photos with anyone. His fans are not entitled to see pictures of his wedding. Period. It’s his private event, and he can share or sell the photos however he chooses. No one would assume that he’s obligated to invite his fans to his wedding, so why is he obligated to share photos?

  28. flutters says:

    Bonnie Fuller’s trying WAY too hard to make her failing blog happen.

    I’d be a little surprised if the money picked up by the Jonas Bro. for the pictures didn’t go to charity. At least some of it.

  29. Dora K says:

    We all know the rep. Bonnie Fuller has, and it’s not a good one. She is just envious of the fact that she didn’t get the rights to those pictures herself. Gee, I wonder why? Would you like a tissue? Whether Kevin got money for those pictures or not is his and his new wifes business. And he is not obligated to answer to anyone what he did with that money, which I am sure he donated,either way, leave the Newlyweds alone. Write a book about yourself Bonnie so that you could collect money too, if it bothers you so much. You won’t make much off of it though, guaranteed.

  30. Melissa says:

    Soooo did anyone here about Kevin Jonas on Minute to Win it? What’s the deal with that?