Type to search


Drake Bell Speaks Out Against Mockery by Nickelodeon

Drake Bell Speaks Out Against Mockery by Nickelodeon

In a recent turn of events, Drake Bell, known for his roles in Nickelodeon hits like “The Amanda Show” and “Drake & Josh,” has taken a stand against apparent mockery by former cast members of “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.”

The backdrop to this controversy lies in the revealing four-part docuseries titled “Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV.”

Here, disturbing accounts of abuse, sexism, and racism within Nickelodeon’s production sphere were brought to light.

Bell courageously shared his own experience as a victim of sexual abuse by former Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck.

Devon Werkheiser, Lindsay Shaw, and Daniel Curtis Lee, stars of “Ned’s Declassified,” found themselves under scrutiny after appearing in a TikTok live video seemingly making light of the serious allegations raised in the docuseries.

Their jovial tone sparked outrage, with Werkheiser’s remark particularly disturbing, urging Lee to “get back in your hole” and make inappropriate references.

Drake Bell’s Response

Bell wasted no time in addressing the issue, branding the trio as “Ned’s Declassless” on social media.

His disdain was palpable, highlighting the seriousness of the situation and condemning their trivialization of such sensitive matters.

In the wake of the backlash, Werkheiser, upon reflection, expressed regret for his actions.

He acknowledged the gravity of the documentary’s revelations and extended a heartfelt apology to Bell and others affected by his initial remarks.

Bell’s journey has been fraught with trauma stemming from his abuse ordeal, leading to a period of self-destructive behaviour.

His latest release, a poignant song and music video titled “I Kind of Relate,” serves as both a cathartic expression of his struggles and a call for awareness.

Broader Issues within Nickelodeon

Beyond this specific incident, the documentary sheds light on systemic issues within Nickelodeon, including allegations of racism, gender discrimination, and sexual assault.

Former employees have come forward with harrowing accounts, prompting introspection within the industry.

As the dust settles on this controversy, it serves as a stark reminder of the importance of accountability and empathy.

Bell’s courage in speaking out against mockery underscores the need for solidarity and support for survivors of abuse, while also prompting reflection on the broader culture within the entertainment industry.


You Might also Like

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *