More former little one stars are talking out in opposition to Nickelodeon following the discharge of Jennette McCurdy’s memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died. In the e-book, McCurdy claimed she was provided $300,000 in hush money to by no means talk about her time on the community and was allegedly encouraged to drink alcohol, in addition to given an undesirable shoulder therapeutic massage by a person she dubs as “The Creator.” Fans of McCurdy have famous that producer Dan Schneider was the creator of Sam & Cat, — and through a latest protest, Alexa Nikolas, who starred within the first two seasons of producer Dan Schneider’s Zoey 101, didn’t maintain again about her time on Nick, or calling him out by identify.
Nikolas’ motion, Eat Predators, gathered exterior the Nickelodeon headquarters with indicators to name out the mistreatment allegedly inflicted upon the community’s younger expertise. The former actress held up an indication that learn, “Nickelodeon didn’t defend me.”
In a video posted to her Instagram, she admitted, “I didn’t really feel protected at Nickelodeon as a toddler, personally. And so I’m demanding that Nickelodeon begins defending youngsters and never predators.”
Another signal confirmed an image of Schneider, who created many Nickelodeon exhibits together with iCarly, by which McCurdy starred as Sam Puckett. The signal labeled him as, “The creator of childhood trauma.”
“He performed an enormous position in my private childhood trauma. I didn’t really feel secure round Dan Schneider whereas I used to be working at Nickelodeon,” Nikolas claimed. “Actually, each time he got here on set, my physique bought extraordinarily tense, and in a while in Season 2, he yelled at me, made me cry in a room, really at Nickelodeon.”
She continued, “Him and a bunch of executives made me cry in a room alone. And I don’t assume any little one ought to should expertise something like that particularly if it’s coming from the people who find themselves speculated to be searching for the youngsters on set.”
Other posters inspired exterior forces to “examine Schneider’s Bakery,” the identify of his manufacturing firm that additionally produced exhibits like Drake & Josh and The Amanda Show. Recently, followers scrutinized the corporate, claiming Ariana Grande was “sexualized and infantilized” as Cat Valentine on Victorious, one other one among Schneider’s exhibits.
Nikolas went on to say, “There was footage on Zoey 101 alone, that once I look again on it now, I’m deeply uncomfortable by it.”
Schneider parted methods with Nickelodeon in 2018 after greater than 20 years. While an investigation cleared him of any sexual misconduct, it did discover allegations that he could possibly be verbally abusive at instances, per Deadline.