Hormones — they go hand in hand with the Teen Choice Awards and unfortunately, it sounds as if they may have gotten the best of one of Disney’s biggest stars.
That’s us giving Jake T. Austin the benefit of the doubt after he reportedly had a meltdown at the August 10 event that ended in a throwing match straight out of Naomi Campbell’s playbook. We’re hoping it was just a typical teen tantrum and not a too-big-for-his-britches moment à la any of Disney’s other fallen princes and princesses.
Here’s the story, according to TMZ: Jake supposedly headed to the Candies gifting suite backstage where he tried to get in on some of the free goodies. Upon being turned away by a worker, he reportedly screamed “I’m a presenter. Who the f—k are you?!” The 19-year-old went on to throw an empty shoe box at the employee. He then stormed off, coming back an hour or so later (with his mom!) to smack talk the employee some more.
We really, really hope this isn’t true of the Fosters star, whose track record isn’t exactly stellar as of late. Justin hasn’t said either way; TMZ reached out for a comment and has yet to hear back.