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The Jonas Brothers on Tour–Still Good Role Models, or Have They Strayed Too Far?

The Jonas Brothers are back! Though they were never really “gone” from popular culture, the brothers took a three-year hiatus to try out different things creatively. Now, all in one week, they’ve released a new song and music video, and have announced a summer tour.

But while the JoBros used to be known for their strong religious beliefs and mainstay promise rings, we’ve seen less of their squeaky-clean image as they’ve progressed through the industry. Though their music has almost always been secular, their new video features a group of gals who we wouldn’t mind giving a modest makeover.

We want to hear what you girls think! Are you fans of the band? Were you originally but not so much anymore? Why? Do you think you’d enjoy their music if they’d maintained a more public Christian witness? (We should note that we definitely aren’t saying the guys aren’t religious anymore! There’s no way to know that for sure–when it comes to celebrities, you have to remember that we’re only seeing a small part of the real story.)

Let us know your thoughts: Are the Jonas Brothers still wholesome, good role models, or have they strayed too far?

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  1. Ocean

    Posted by Ocean on November 21, 2013 at 13:23

    are the Jonas brothers still a christian

  2. JLB4544

    Posted by JLB4544 on August 23, 2013 at 21:06

    I never really was a big fan. I mean, I loved Camp Rock, but that’s because I like Demi Lovato. They said they were Christian, but I feel like they’re either falling away from God, or they never really were Christian in the first place.

  3. UsernameGlorifyGodInAllYouDo

    Posted by UsernameGlorifyGodInAllYouDo on May 5, 2013 at 20:50

    I hate this song. I dont know if its just me but it seems to send a sexul message. And those girls could really use some cloths. I loved the old jobros because they had this kinda of old school spin on there music but now man im just dissapointed.

  4. jade12

    Posted by jade12 on April 28, 2013 at 13:53

    I am kind of dissapointed in them. I liked their Tv show and some of their music but this is not anything like they claimed to be. I sure hope they’re all staying pure and that nick will grow his hair back because he totally ruined it. I really pray that people including them will turn away from this song and forget about it. This song is nothing like the others that most people like WAY better.

  5. Splendisa

    Posted by Splendisa on April 26, 2013 at 16:35

    And from watching a little bit of his show with his wife, Kevin is actually quite the brat. :/

  6. Splendisa

    Posted by Splendisa on April 26, 2013 at 16:33

    I’ve never been a big fan of them, I actually never listened to them at all. But I had some respect for them since they had the purity rings and all that. It definitely looks like they’ve changed.

  7. c_ swift13

    Posted by c_ swift13 on April 25, 2013 at 14:21

    Used to be a fan. Definitely not anymore after seeing that video. I was especially offended when they showed the people in front of the church with the baptism robes on.

  8. lilyworshipsongs

    Posted by lilyworshipsongs on April 24, 2013 at 12:12

    I never real saw them as role models to start with…(come on, 10 year old, public school, cute boy band. nuff said XD) but if they ever really were role models, they so arent anymore.

  9. fusGated@gmail.com

    Posted by fusGated@gmail.com on April 22, 2013 at 11:43

    I’m seriously disappointed. I used to be a big time JoBro fan, but after this? Not so much.

  10. AlexisDavinaMonroe

    Posted by AlexisDavinaMonroe on April 20, 2013 at 12:38

    Well they are getting older and people need to do specific things in order to grow as people and to grow one with GOd. Everyone makes mistakes and they question their faith… Maybe it is just a moment for them. They are good guys and Disney Channel is known to change people. Maybe they should be given a chance.

  11. kwatts15

    Posted by kwatts15 on April 16, 2013 at 13:11

    I used to love the Jonas Brothers! Now though, they have started to show like they are trying to ‘fit in’ more with the newer styles coming out.

  12. SunComesSmiling09

    Posted by SunComesSmiling09 on April 16, 2013 at 10:50

    I was so upset they have strayed from their roots. They used to just have great upbeat pop music and this was just nasty. Kevin is the only left who I’ve seen fairly level headed.. But either way this music video was absolutely awful and I hope they’re still keeping their faith and can see what they’re doing wrong in their music…

  13. Nellie

    Posted by Nellie on April 15, 2013 at 21:29

    i never really liked their music much, and i still dont… so idc

  14. joigirl36

    Posted by joigirl36 on April 13, 2013 at 14:56

    And by the way, I use to wear a purity and I legit lost it. Like, was walking up and down the street and it fell off my finger. That doesn’t make me any less a virgin than I was with the ring and I still have every intention to save my heart and body until marriage. Nick wears his around his neck and even if he didn’t or Joe doesn’t it isn’t our place to judge and try to figure out what they are doing because we don’t know them personally.

  15. joigirl36

    Posted by joigirl36 on April 13, 2013 at 14:53

    No! This is ridiculous. I may be bias because they are my favorite band in the world, but they haven’t even done anything to stray away from God! They had girls in their video… ok? So does every other artist. This might sound mean or rude, but they aren’t in the Christian music industry. They are Christians that are in pop/rock music. They are growing up. They shouldn’t be expected to be the same guys that they were when they were teenagers. They still always thank God in everything they do, Kevin and his wife DID wait until marriage to have sex, and in my opinion are all still fantastic role models. They have always done things and treated people with respect and class and just because they have girls that are dress immodest in a their video does not change my opinion on them or their beliefs.

  16. whatthewoman

    Posted by whatthewoman on April 13, 2013 at 14:03

    It’s too bad to see all those girls like that. I’m a fan of the horns in the background and the style of music, but I’d like it a whole lot more if they had those women dressed and dancing more appropriately.

  17. blonde4god

    Posted by blonde4god on April 12, 2013 at 17:29

    Look, they are in their 20s. They are not in high school. The song suggests they are asking, high school cheerleaders to “put your pompoms down” etc. That makes a great roll model.

    • wakeamy1995

      Posted by wakeamy1995 on April 23, 2013 at 07:44

      Um, no, they’re not. They’re asking cheerleaders to put their pom poms down so they can have sex with them.

    • applebypie123

      Posted by applebypie123 on April 13, 2013 at 09:20

      They are saying put your pom poms down so your hands are free to do other things… I think the song is pretty dumb anyway

  18. wakeamy1995

    Posted by wakeamy1995 on April 12, 2013 at 16:55

    Oh, I think they have definitely strayed, and changed. Considering the fact neither Joe nor Nick wear their purity rings anymore, and that there are girls in bikinis dancing suggestively in it. Most of the girls who were fans when they were really popular have also grown up, and I’m sure they’re trying to appeal to them now. Not to mention they’ve grown up as well, and I’m sure they feel a little beyond “Fly With Me” and “SOS”. And while they might claim to be Christians, you always need to look at what fruit they’re bearing, not what they claim to be. As Matthew 7 says… “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

  19. Jenna-worthit13

    Posted by Jenna-worthit13 on April 12, 2013 at 15:59

    I like the song, it’s got a rad beat to it, but the video was kind of a turn off… but I was just as worried about the half naked girls as I was about Nick’s head.

    I am and will forever be a fan of the JoBros, but I think they might be straying a tad… :/

    • lilyworshipsongs

      Posted by lilyworshipsongs on April 24, 2013 at 12:15

      I agree completely (even with the nicks head thing xD that just looks so WEIRD)
      however…I’m not a huge jobro fan anymore, though I still like some of their music.a

  20. ThisGirlLovesMusic97

    Posted by ThisGirlLovesMusic97 on April 12, 2013 at 13:33

    I used to be a HUGE fan of the Jonas Brothers, but ‘Pom Poms’ was honestly culture shock compared to them three years ago! The song’s suggestive lyrics, and the music video which I would put a ‘PG-13’ rating on isn’t what they used to be. They were very clean guys at one time, and I miss that!

  21. kriselani

    Posted by kriselani on April 10, 2013 at 15:23

    Man I used to be like their biggest fan! But I started noticing Joe Jonas changing when he started his solo career. Like what he was doing in his music videos. I was just like, “why??” But who am I to judge? I don’t know what’s going on in their lives and I don’t know what their relationships with God are like.

  22. nicki9q

    Posted by nicki9q on April 10, 2013 at 14:53

    It’s so sad how much they have changed! I used to like them a lot. the girls in this video need LOTS more clothes!

    • AlexisDavinaMonroe

      Posted by AlexisDavinaMonroe on April 20, 2013 at 12:40

      Clothing has nothing to do with a person’s religion. I believe one could barely wear anything and still be a christian and still abstain until marriage.

  23. Jesus_chick_529

    Posted by Jesus_chick_529 on April 9, 2013 at 20:21

    Nick is still a good Christian

    • wakeamy1995

      Posted by wakeamy1995 on April 12, 2013 at 16:59

      He doesn’t wear his purity ring anymore. :-/

      • c_ swift13

        Posted by c_ swift13 on April 25, 2013 at 14:22

        He doesn’t have to wear it but I do agree it’s a sign that he is straying

      • swingdancingskilletfan332

        Posted by swingdancingskilletfan332 on April 13, 2013 at 15:52

        So? You don’t HAVE to wear your purity ring. It’s his decision whether or not he wants to wear his ring. He might keep it and look at it from time to time but other than that you don’t have to wear it.

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by CryBaby xx on April 9, 2013 at 09:13

    This video shouldn’t have even been posted on here ,there are young kids on this site that shouldn’t be exposed to this kind of material.
    Me myself was shocked when i watched this video ,especially with the clothes they were wearing ,the dancing ,and they way they were acting .
    Most parents think this is a safe site for their children to go on,but it shows some inappropriate stuff some times.

  25. LyndiMT

    Posted by LyndiMT on April 7, 2013 at 14:18

    The song itself is ok, but I think that the video had way too many suggestive shots. Its not Lady Gaga, but its not as modest as a video made by Christian young men should be.

  26. Emilyitude

    Posted by Emilyitude on April 7, 2013 at 10:18

    What did I just watch?

  27. InnerBeautyCounts199

    Posted by InnerBeautyCounts199 on April 6, 2013 at 19:16

    Wow… I have to admit. I’ve seen a lot of this since I started High School. One of my friends (whom I go to church and school with) has been acting like the world at school, but acting like a Christian at church. And to be honest, it makes me kind of angry. It’s made me think, God doesn’t need your worship on Sunday and Wednesday if you’re not going to act like a Christian for the rest of the week. He doesn’t need you out in the world, cheapening Christianity. I haven’t told her that, because I haven’t felt lead to yet.

    I know we as Christians should not form an opinion of other people based on stuff like that, but we also need to realize that as Christians, the rest of the world has their eye on our every move. To be a Christian means to live under a microscope because people are looking at everything we do wrong. Non-Christians want to believe that Christians are bad, and if we’re not acting as Christ would, we’re basically letting them think that Christians are no different than the rest of the world. Why would they want to be a Christian if we’re like that? So Christians need to, by the grace of God, watch their actions, because you never know who is watching.

  28. PamCake

    Posted by PamCake on April 6, 2013 at 17:44

    I’ve been a huge Jonas Brothers fan for years. I went to two of their concerts and went to see Nick on Broadway (even got his autograph!), but I must admit that I’m disappointed with where they have been going as of late. They have seemed to have edged out most of their Christian views they used to express. I still love them and I pray they do not stray further and that they’ll once again get more in touch with God.

  29. kateinwonderland99

    Posted by kateinwonderland99 on April 6, 2013 at 15:50

    I am not trying to offend anyone but who are we to judge ones relationship with God. Thats between God. I thought that was against the Bible.

    • Madd

      Posted by Madd on April 9, 2013 at 06:02

      @kateinwonderland99, It might not be our place to judge, but here’s something for you to chew on: you have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. If you’re Christian, it should show. It’s not that we’ll never sin, it’s that when we do it matters to us and we repent. And we try to be a light. Maybe they do have a relationship with God, but that shouldn’t excuse how they act. Wrong is wrong.

  30. UsernameGlorifyGodInAllYouDo

    Posted by UsernameGlorifyGodInAllYouDo on April 6, 2013 at 14:14

    I used to be a fan of the JoBros and respected them for keeping there faith and not getting sucked in to all of Holly wood. Maybe I should wright them a letter.

  31. worship

    Posted by worship on April 6, 2013 at 07:00

    Didn’t even finish watching the video… was too grossed out. I remember their old tv show where in one episode they were trying to impress a delivery girl by eating all the pizza she delivered to them. That was only a few years ago. What happened??

  32. atla_bee

    Posted by atla_bee on April 5, 2013 at 12:04

    Never was a fan from the beginning. I’ve always felt like if they really were going after God, they would act like it more. Not that I’m perfect…but c’mon. In a way, it gives Christians a bad rep.

    • jinglebells

      Posted by jinglebells on April 6, 2013 at 07:34

      I just want to say that Christians already have a bad reputations because of the all the disgusting sex-filled Movies that Americans have produced because America is “supposed to be” a Christian nation.

  33. aysiabug

    Posted by aysiabug on April 5, 2013 at 10:30

    It’s obvious they are trying to shed their “teen/kid” image and move up as ADULTS in the music industry. Nothing wrong with that.
    But if they feel they gotta be trashy to do it, (and I highly feel that they are going that route), I am no longer a fan. I’ve been a huge JoBro fan for the longest but they’ve changed for the worst. They can be mature in other ways besides plain trashy. And the song kinda sucks. Soooo.

    • applebypie123

      Posted by applebypie123 on April 12, 2013 at 16:13

      IKR! I hate when former child stars think that to show maturity in the industry, they have to forget their morals and where they started from. Being mature isn’t about so called “adult” activities, and I think that most singers/entertainers/actors etc who have been in the industry since childhood don’t realize that. They are so willing to not be “children” that they are willing to compromise for a new “image.”

  34. misstake

    Posted by misstake on April 5, 2013 at 08:36

    I loved the Jonas Brothers. I still enjoy their old music, but havent heard the new song. They have lost all of my respect though. It actually makes me very sad to think how much I believed the and admired them, and everything they said they believed they have all shrugged off like it was nothing. Its very sad. It brakes my heart. Are they still wholesome? Not at all.

    • AllisonGrace

      Posted by AllisonGrace on April 5, 2013 at 09:43

      You lost your respect for someone you don’t even know? Seems to be judgmental to me. I think like everyone, they’re going through a time of confusion, and instead of cutting them off because they are “wholesome” enough for us, we should pray, not judge.

  35. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on April 5, 2013 at 06:55

    I have never liked the Jonas brothers and at first I thought that this song was just gonna be kinda fun, but the girls and the church choir kinda ruined it! All the girls need a modest makeover and adding a church choir is kinda disrespectful in my opinion. I mean it wasn’t horrible, but it isn’t good.

  36. AllisonGrace

    Posted by AllisonGrace on April 4, 2013 at 21:21

    Who are we to judge their faith?? Their faith is their own. We all struggle with sin at times, so even if they are, it’s not our place to say “oh, they’re bad boys now!” They’re talented men and like you always say, if you don’t like it, don’t listen/read/watch whatever.

    • wakeamy1995

      Posted by wakeamy1995 on April 12, 2013 at 16:58

      All people have to be judged by God’s rules. We don’t get to pick and choose which rules we follow. The Jonas Brothers have clearly violated basic principles of God’s word and have said they believe things that go against God’s rules over the past few years.

    • kateinwonderland99

      Posted by kateinwonderland99 on April 6, 2013 at 15:47

      Agreed!!

      • Madd

        Posted by Madd on April 9, 2013 at 05:58

        You can’t make exceptions to things that are wrong, though. People can have their own standards of faith, but if you read the Bible, you get all of the correct answers. God makes no exceptions.

    • Madd

      Posted by Madd on April 5, 2013 at 15:21

      Well, Allison, we still have to try to avoid sin. Are they? You have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, you know.

      • jessicarose

        Posted by jessicarose on April 6, 2013 at 08:20

        Well like Allison said their faith is their own. Their standards might be different then ours.

    • misstake

      Posted by misstake on April 5, 2013 at 08:45

      We are judging actions. ^^

    • jessicarose

      Posted by jessicarose on April 5, 2013 at 07:53

      I totally second that!

  37. beautifymysoulgod

    Posted by beautifymysoulgod on April 4, 2013 at 17:31

    Um, I think they’ve strayed far. I even read something that Kevin isn’t staying pure anymore. But Praying for them.

    • reflectioninawindow

      Posted by reflectioninawindow on April 15, 2013 at 15:27

      Well Kevin’s married now, so he doesn’t need to stay pure anyway. But I agree, they’ve strayed very far.

    • swingdancingskilletfan332

      Posted by swingdancingskilletfan332 on April 13, 2013 at 15:49

      Kevin is married, it’s Joe that really needs to be careful. I think Nick knows what he’s doing and is still staying pure but Joe really is going downhill

    • wakeamy1995

      Posted by wakeamy1995 on April 12, 2013 at 16:55

      Well, Kevin’s married now so, maybe you’re thinking of Joe? Neither Joe nor Nick wear their purity rings.

    • Patty

      Posted by Patty on April 8, 2013 at 07:23

      But Kevin has a wife… I think Joe isnt pure anymore, I secretly hope that NIck is …

    • misstake

      Posted by misstake on April 5, 2013 at 08:44

      Kevin is married… but as for Nick and Joe, I havent seen them wear their purity rings in a long while, and in a recent interview they said “get some while your young”… and Joe even from the beginning said in an interview that he wasnt “fully pure anymore” or whatever. And there is a bad rumour going on about him that I dont want to spread, even though I already said it on here. I shouldnt have. Sorry.

    • jessicarose

      Posted by jessicarose on April 5, 2013 at 07:52

      But Kevin’s married.

    • Captain Marvel

      Posted by Captain Marvel on April 4, 2013 at 20:48

      Well seeing as Kevin is married, and has been since 2009, so I think it’s okay that he’s not “staying pure anymore”

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by abbarules on April 4, 2013 at 18:44

      Kevin’s been married.

    • nikidog107

      Posted by nikidog107 on April 4, 2013 at 18:41

      I get what you are saying. They all kind of slowly slipped off their purity rings, but kevin is actually married so im preeetttyy sure thats ok haha.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by kalajens on April 4, 2013 at 17:52

      Um Kevin may not still be wearing a purity ring and proclaiming purity but he is married. Has been for several years now. I loved the Jonas Brothers before and still do! I think that this new video is just more grown up than their older songs.

  38. jinglebells

    Posted by jinglebells on April 4, 2013 at 17:00

    ewwwwww. that video is just gross!!

  39. Project Inspired

    Posted by abbarules on April 4, 2013 at 16:17

    I love the Jonas Brothers and I have always strongly believed (and still believe) that I will marry Nick Jonas (hahah, just kidding….but not really)

    This video disappointed me though. I’ve pick Nick as a role model husband because of his faith and his actions. This music video kind of made me stray from that. But I still believe he and his brothers are still great Christians…I hope.

  40. Anonymous13

    Posted by Anonymous13 on April 4, 2013 at 16:03

    Wow! ummm… not judging theire faith…. They put gospel singers in church robes in their sexual song?

    “More to love when your hands are free
    Baby put your pom poms down for me
    Come on shake it up 123”

    Do you expect me to think that’s about actually putting cheerleading pom poms down (as if they would make a whole song about that)

    “Want you like kid just wants a milkshake
    And I won’t let it go to waste if I get a taste
    I’m gonna drink the whole thing”

    And I suppose that’s about an actual milkshake?
    Also during the whole song the girls are dressed so immodstly, in my opinion while they are provactively twirking.
    Give me a break. They may still be Christian, but that’s not the first adjective I would think of when I saw that video. jus sayin….

    Just my opinion.

    • c_ swift13

      Posted by c_ swift13 on April 25, 2013 at 14:23

      Amen sister!

    • Kimberly

      Posted by Kimberly on April 7, 2013 at 18:16

      TOTALLY AGREE! I was very confused about that part.

    • Madd

      Posted by Madd on April 5, 2013 at 15:16

      I totally agree with you, Anonymous13.

    • misstake

      Posted by misstake on April 5, 2013 at 08:39

      So true.

      • jessicarose

        Posted by jessicarose on April 5, 2013 at 13:50

        I am fully aware of that. I’m not saying I agree with it I’m just saying their probably not role models to “kids” anymore.

    • jesslt

      Posted by jesslt on April 4, 2013 at 18:22

      Yeah Wow! I Agree with you there Ananymous13, didn’t quite get the point of the gospel singers in the background with lyrics like that? Quite disturbing to watch when you know that they are probably kids’ role models.

      • misstake

        Posted by misstake on April 5, 2013 at 08:40

        @ jessica

        just cuz they’ve grown up doesnt mean they need to sexualize their music. Im 22 and I dont listen to that junk.

      • jessicarose

        Posted by jessicarose on April 5, 2013 at 07:56

        Well when you think about it, most of their fans have probably grown up with them in the past few years. They’re probably not going to be releasing music that’s for tweens anymore, it’s probably aimed more towards an older audience.

  41. redheadswag

    Posted by redheadswag on April 4, 2013 at 15:44

    I think that this video shows that they’ve changed a lot, all of the girls need to be WAY more modest! And this song is a lot more secular than all of their other ones, i think. They’ve changed a lot but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t still Christian

    • Madd

      Posted by Madd on April 5, 2013 at 15:15

      But if they aren’t careful, they could stray away from God. It’s not a hard thing to do in this day and age.