Wentz freaked out and obviously felt violated, almost quit his band, but then decided to move on. With recent nude photo leaks from Vanessa Hudgens and Twilight‘s Ashley Greene making news, Pete talked to MTV about how one should handle a situation like that.
“Well, I handled it pretty terribly for the first 48 hours,” Wentz said. “I mean, I quit my band and everything. But then what I realized is that it’s not the worst thing on the planet that’s ever gonna happen. [I] apologized to my mom, realized that the best way to not have pictures on the Internet is to never take the pictures at all, and then made fun of it. I mean, I didn’t put those pictures out there myself. It wasn’t some ploy, you know, like ‘Yeah, this’ll be a way I’ll get my band big!’ We made fun of it in the ‘Arms Race’ video. And just get over it.”
“I got asked about it in interviews for a while after that, and then I guess it didn’t matter,” he continued. “The bigger deal you make of it, and the more you try to prove that it wasn’t you or it was like this or that, the only people who are really going to know the story are, like, you and two other people. So, it’s like, don’t sit out there and make it a big deal. Let it go away.”
So basically Pete’s advice is to wait it out. Genius!
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