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Zoey 101 alum Alexa Nikolas joined the combat in opposition to Nickelodeon to protest its therapy of kid stars.

Nikolas starred as Nicole Bristow throughout the first two seasons of Nickelodeon’s mid-2000s sequence Zoey 101. Her character was finest pals and roommates with the sequence’ lead character Zoey Brooks, performed by Jamie Lynn Spears. Due to Nikolas’ private points with Spears, she exited the present after Season 2 aired. Nikolas’ points with Spears weren’t the one drawback she had on-set. Per TMZ, Nikolas joined a protest on Aug. 25 to combat again in opposition to Nickelodeon for its therapy of kid stars.

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Nikolas, together with a number of different protestors, stood exterior Nickelodeon’s Burbank headquarters with indicators stating “Eat predators. Another signal featured an image of former Nickelodeon showrunner and Zoey 101 creator Dan Schneider, former Nickelodeon showrunner, with the caption, “The creator of childhood trauma.” Schneider, who can also be credited with creating iCarly, exited the community in 2018 after allegations of inappropriate conduct had been uncovered as a part of the #MeToo motion. ViacomCBS, now referred to as Paramount, investigated Schneider previous to his departure, however could not discover any proof of misconduct aside from verbal abuse in the direction of his co-workers.

Nikolas affirmed Schneider’s misconduct on the protest. “I didn’t really feel protected round Dan Schneider whereas I used to be working at Nickelodeon,” Nikolas stated. The Zoey 101 alum said that every one Nickelodeon youngster stars deserve an apology from the community for his or her traumatic experiences. Nikolas additionally requested Nickelodeon to drop their NDAs, or non-disclosure agreements, which stop younger actors from getting the assistance they want.

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Nikolas is not the one Nickelodeon alum to convey mild to the corporate’s negligence to guard its youngster stars. Jennette McCurdy, who starred as Sam Puckett on iCarly, mentioned her personal private points with the community in her not too long ago revealed memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, which was revealed on Aug. 9. The tell-all e book revealed that the nameless entity, whom McCurdy dubbed “The Creator,” allegedly pressured her into consuming alcohol. According to McCurdy, “The Creator” additionally requested the actor to pose for bikini photos, supposedly for a wardrobe becoming.

For her silence, McCurdy alleged she was provided $300,000 to maintain quiet about her experiences. The former youngster star retired from appearing in 2021 and has had success along with her Empty Inside podcast. iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove pleaded along with her former co-star to reprise her position within the present’s reboot, which premiered on Paramount+ in 2021. However, McCurdy turned down the chance, stating in her memoir that she instructed Cosgrove “‘there are issues extra necessary than cash. And my psychological well being and happiness fall beneath that class.'” Most of the unique solid members returned for the iCarly revival, and the sequence has addressed Sam’s absence from the storyline.

Nickelodeon has not responded to both McCurdy’s or Nikolas’ allegations.

Source: TMZ



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