Nickelodeon is under hot water after clip of Ariana Grande being ‘sexualized’ resurfaces
A video of Ariana Grande being ‘sexualized’ reappears during her time as a child actress on Nickelodeon. The network faces a backlash on the Internet.
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Video Proves Ariana Grande Was ‘Sexualized’ As A Teen On Nickelodeon
Skarlett Akira first shared the images on her YouTube channel. He claimed that a young Ariana Grande was ‘sexualized’ on a Nickelodeon show.
The snippets included Grande sucking on her toe and suggestively squeezing a potato. In one of the clips, she poured water on her chest as she said, ‘Mmm, I’m thirsty.’
The 29-year-old pop superstar played Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon series from 2010 to 2013. She was between the ages of 16 and 19 during that time.
The video was shot for a segment of the show known as Cat’s Random Thoughts. Grande’s character used to talk about her thoughts on random topics for the portion.
Reportedly, the scenes were written and directed by television producer Dan Schneider.
The video comes after Grande’s co-star and teen actress Jennette McCurdy wrote about the abuse she suffered while also a Nickelodeon star.
McCurdy recently released her new memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, where she talks about her experience as a child actress.
She claimed that she was filmed while wearing a bikini and was given unwanted massages on set.
Fans react to the clip.
Unsurprisingly, fans have called out Nickelodeon and creator Dan Schneider about a teenage Ariana Grande being ‘sexualized’ while working for them.
Fans took to social media to express their shock with many revealing that they were uncontrollable just by watching the montage.
One person shared: ‘This is absolutely disgusting. As an adult watching this right now, you can tell EXACTLY what they were doing. I hope she talks about it, people will definitely support her. But she understands exactly why she doesn’t know how they treat people who do.
This always makes me nauseous, imagine “directing” a teenager to do those things like a grown man.
– Joaquin (@saintcesar986) August 11, 2022
While another stated: ‘Shame on these adults who allowed this.’
Someone added: ‘Arrest everyone involved.’
Additionally, one user noted, “It’s crazy that they got away with it.”
Meanwhile, another user responded: ‘How did a rational adult sit there and let this be filmed?’
Additionally, another fan noted, “This genuinely mimics fetish content.” [Dan] kids really did fetish content hidden in plain sight, it’s GROSS, it needs to go to trial too.
When she put her finger in her mouth… She seemed physically uncomfortable, and the feet thing… Just… Wow, disgusting
– Waton (@AbeWachin) August 12, 2022
Someone else commented: “This always makes me nauseous, imagine ‘directing’ a teenager to do those things like a grown man.”