Sophie Turner Roasts Joe Jonas And Jonas Brothers For “Laughable” Purity Rings

“Look, Joe Jonas wasn’t just sticking his fingers in some stupid metal ring. He was sticking his fingers in costumes, actresses, and even a model or two,” says Sophie in the new Netflix comedy special. The Jonas Brothers Family Roast.

Posted on Nov 24, 2021 at 11:47am ET


You know the Jonas Brothers: the award-winning band consisting of siblings Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas, who formed in 2005 and rose to fame and starred in several Disney Channel movies and TV shows.

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Well, you might realize that throughout the 2000s, all eyes were on the siblings not just for their children’s stardom, but for their purity rings.

In case you didn’t know, Kevin, Joe, and Nick have all worn purity rings for years as a pledge to abstain from sex until they are married. As Kevin told the Huffington Post in 2008, “My ring represents a promise to myself and to God that I will remain pure until marriage.”

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When the band met in 2005, Kevin was 17, Joe was 15, and Nick was 12. Informational conversation.

And besides the spotlight came the running jokes. Aside from the constant punches magazines and newsletters make in the episodes, the brothers were mocked in an episode of South Park In 2009 she was referred to by rapper Jay-Z, who mocked them for being virgins in his song “On to the Next One” that same year.

Years later, a lot has changed. Kevin, now 34, Joe, 32, and Nick, 29, are all married, and after they previously separated as a band in 2013 and spent six years working on solo projects, they announced their comeback as a group in 2019.

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Well, although a lot of time has passed, the jokes about the infamous Purity rings have been reignited once again – only this time by Joe’s wife, Sophie Turner, and in front of a large audience.

In a new Netflix special titled The Jonas Brothers Roast Family, Sophie – who married Joe in Las Vegas in 2019 after three years of dating – receives a string of jokes making fun of her husband and his siblings.

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And Sophie certainly isn’t shy about pointing out a decade-long conversation about the episodes—even joking that Joe in particular, perhaps unnecessarily, dressed while hooking up with costumes throughout his teenage years.

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“Let’s talk about purity rings,” she said Started. “For those of you who don’t know, purity rings are worn to demonstrate your abstinence before marriage. And the Jonas Brothers had them all.”

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“Like, I know this is a roast and you all think I should chase them, but I think we need to set the record straight here,” she continues. “No, the rings weren’t a good idea. Yes, as a gesture, they’re laughable, and toe lame. But remember — this was more than a gesture. It was about faith, this was about principle, this was about taking a stand and setting an example.”

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“Look, Joe Jonas wasn’t just sticking his fingers into some stupid metal ring. He was sticking his fingers into costumes, actresses, and even a model or two.”

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After a final punch, Sophie likened her husband and ring to “a modern-day Cinderella.” She jokes, “Joe tried to find a match for his purity rings a few times, but finally, the finger fit me. She was also like Cinderella because most of the girls he’s tried on with were Disney contractors.”

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Sophie’s jokes drew laughter from both the brothers and the audience and home viewers of the Netflix special – many of whom spoke on Twitter about the jokes.

“Joe and the Purity Ring was kind of like a modern day Cinderella. Joe tried to find a match for his Purity rings a few times but finally the finger fit me “I’m crying I love Sophie”


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However, while Kevin, Nick, and Joe may have gotten more comfortable with jokes about their purity episodes over the years, that wasn’t always the case. In fact, they previously faced a lot of embarrassing questions about their sexuality due to the constant ridicule.

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In 2013, shortly after the band announced their separation, Joe opened up about his and his brothers’ decision to wear the rings due to their Christian upbringing.

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Speaking to Vulture as December’s cover star, Joe became incredibly candid about the inappropriate questions about sex and virginity he and his siblings received for wearing the rings, all while navigating their newfound fame.

“The topic that dominated our news coverage for a long time was the whole promise,” he said. “We couldn’t escape it. It started when I was really young – I must have been ten or eleven years old”

“There is a program that people do in some churches called True Love Waits, where you wait to get married until you have sex,” he explained. “Kevin and I decided to join — Nick tried that later. After a few years, we started playing music and working with Disney and we had these episodes.”

Joe revealed that he and his siblings were repeatedly questioned about the episodes in one of the first interviews, though he made it clear that they weren’t comfortable talking about the topic.

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“[The interviewer] He kept pushing the topic, and when we insisted we didn’t want to talk about it, he told us, “I can write whatever I want,” which horrified us. Here’s the thing: We didn’t know anything better, and we just wanted to make people happy… Like, why would you even care about my 15-year-old brother’s sexuality? Joe said.

“But at the time, we made it clear that we made those promises to ourselves when we were younger. After a few months, it turns out that we’re in a cult and we’re Mickey Mouse little kids. People would come up to us saying, ‘Thank you so much, I’m waiting because you guys are!'” And we just thought, No! This is not what we are about. “

Joe explained that the conversation about the episodes eventually affected them as a band, and revealed that they had to soften their image and lyrics, which limited their creativity in songwriting and exploring themselves as artists.

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“We decided to take the rings off a few years ago,” he said. “I lost my virginity when I was 20. I’ve done other things before, but I was sexually active at 20. I’m glad I waited for the right person.”

Years later, in the summer of 2019, Joe and Nick and Kevin – who had just announced their reunion and return to music – collectively spoke about the inappropriate comment they had for wearing rings in a series of interviews.

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On an episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, the three made it clear that they never planned to talk about the episodes publicly, and they certainly didn’t expect the jokes to escalate this far.

“Of course, you have three boys with rings on their fingers, everyone is like, ‘Are they already married? What’s going on here?’” Joe She said. “We were in an interview one day, and the guy asked about them, and we said, ‘We don’t want to talk about them.’ He would say, ‘I’ll just say you belong to a cult.’ We were scared to death. It was one of our first interviews.

He continued, “The next thing you know is the Jonas Brothers…and their purity rings.” “That’s what people forever ran with, that was the running joke.”

Months later, the brothers opened up more about how the media obsession about their purity episodes affected their views of sex.

In a conversation with The Guardian in June 2019, Nick spoke about how his understanding of sexuality was hampered as a teenager, given that his siblings’ sexuality and virginity have been a topic of discussion in the media for years.

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“The frustrating thing about this chapter of our lives is that at thirteen or fourteen, my sexuality was being discussed,” he said. “It was very difficult to absorb in real time, trying to understand what it would mean to me, and what I wanted my choices to be, while the media is talking about the sexuality of a 13-year-old. I don’t know if it would fly in this day and age. . Very strange.”

Nick said about the media’s obsession with purity episodes, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in the same month. “And then it became a defining factor for who we were as a band, which is disappointing. I was just trying to navigate love and romance and what sex means to me, at a sensitive age.”

Nick went on to share that as he got older he understood the humor behind the jokes about the episodes, noting that it no longer defines him or his siblings.

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“Once I grew up, experienced love, had sex, defined my view of the world, and what faith and religion meant to me, I accepted that [the rings] Maybe it was a great story for people. “In the same way, the South Park episode [which ridiculed the rings] Incredibly entertaining. I agree that it made some people curious and laugh. He doesn’t know us now. That’s what matters.”

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