The Nickelodeon scandals you should know
Nickelodeon is a channel that has the premises of entertaining and educating children, but throughout its history, it has had a series of embarrassing events that have put the company in trouble. We have separated for you the worst scandals of the Nickelodeon stars. They look innocent on screen, but some of Nickelodeon’s biggest stars, both past and present, have been embroiled in scandals.
Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy
One of the worst nickelodeon scandals was this. Nickelodeon had a 5-year contract with Britney Spears’ 16-year-old sister. Nevertheless, her show ended abruptly when Jamie Lynn announced that she was pregnant. Nickelodeon could not continue with the contract due to her underage audience, so they canceled the show by issuing a letter of support for the actor.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actor insulted people on Twitter
Nickelodeon decided to hire the famous actor Jason Biggs to act as the voice of “Leonardo” in his series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Unfortunately, Biggs got Nickelodeon in trouble when he started insulting various Republican politicians and the people who followed them on Twitter. Biggs had to apologize so as not to lose his contract.
The last episode of The Grumpy Beavers angered Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon decided to cancel the Grumpy Beavers show, due to the production team experiencing constant delays in delivering new episodes. In protest of this news, the creators made one last episode where the Beavers realized that this would be their last episode and then they would die.
Nickelodeon made Jeanette McCurdy hate Arianna Grande
Jeanette and Arianna performed on the show “Sam & Cat”. However, the show ended very badly when Jeanette discovered that Arianna was paid triple. After Nickelodeon denied her a raise, she decided to quit her and do an online show where she lampooned Arianna Grande with a bratty character identical to her with a ponytail.
The controversial life of Drake Bell
We all grew up watching Drake & Josh. However, shortly after the show, actor Drake Bell’s life faced controversy, with addictions, arrests for drunk driving and even the leaking of intimate photos that damage the company’s image.
The producer of Drake & Josh: “the monster” of Nickelodeon
The biggest scandal Nickelodeon has had is that of producer Dan Schneider, accused on social media of inappropriate behavior with minors. Although there is no formal complaint by a victim against Schneider, there are dozens of photos in awkward and inappropriate situations with the underage stars with whom he worked. Nickelodeon decided not to renew any more series with Schneider.
SpongeBob is the show that gives more problems
Nickelodeon has had to deal with hundreds of complaints about the show, for reasons such as “Lowering the IQ of children”, “Promoting homosexuality” and “Turning children criminals”. Sponge Bob in European territory only adds complaints from parents and institutions.
Nickelodeon and labor exploitation of minors
During the 90 and 00, shows like “Clarissa” and “Kenan & Kel” were very popular on Nickelodeon, but what very few know is that most of the actors who participated in these series received very little money. Melissa Joan Hart confessed that during the recording of “Clarissa” she was not getting even her basic salary, with the excuse that she needed to break into acting. In Sabrina the Teenage Witch, her situation improved considerably.
One of the directors of “Hey Arnold” was accused of stalking
Chris Savino was one of the graphic directors of the series “Hey Arnold!” among other well known. He was one of the most important figures of Nickelodeon, until in 2017 it was discovered that he harassed his co-workers, sending explicit photos and messages. Nickelodeon automatically fired him and lamented that this has been going on for years.