Daniella Monet Says Nickelodeon Aired A "Sexualized" Scene Of 'Victorious' That Made Her Uncomfortable

Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider has been recently accused of bullying, sexism, etc. and the well-known show "Victorious" has come under fire after actress Daniella Monet shared her accounts of inappropriate moments on set that made her feel uncomfortable.

By Gina Florio1 min read
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On August 30, Insider published an investigative piece that gave insight into the set of Victorious, and Daniella was interviewed about her experience on set. The creator Dan Schneider has also produced series like Drake and Josh, iCarly, and Zoey 101. However, his behavior has been talked about by various actors who worked with him, and it seems as though he has a pattern of making young talent feel uncomfortable.

Daniella Monet Says Nickelodeon Aired a "Sexualized" Scene of Victorious That Made Her Uncomfortable

Daniella was 18 years old when she started working on the set of Victorious, and she starred alongside Ariana Grande and other actors who were minors at the time. She told Insider that she was given outfits to wear that were "not age appropriate," and she "wouldn't even wear some of that today as an adult." A writer for the show says there was even a disagreement on set about the actors wearing certain swimwear; the writer claimed that Schneider wanted the female cast to wear "whatever was the most revealing."

But that was really just the start. There was one scene in particular that Daniella will never forget because it made her feel so uncomfortable. She filmed a scene where she ate a pickle while applying lip gloss. After she was done on set, she reached out to the network and said she wasn't happy with the scene and that she felt it was too sexual to air. Nickelodeon aired it anyway and ignored her concerns.

Daniella pointed out that it wasn't only Schneider who was at fault for situations like this. The writers (who were mostly male) would create some overly sexual content that was then handed down to teenagers to film for the show.

"Do I wish certain things, like, didn't have to be so sexualized?" she said. "Yeah. A hundred percent."

It's certainly not uncommon for stories like this to be released about networks like Nickelodeon. Demi Lovato recently opened up about the rape she experienced as a teenager, and alleged it was a man who was a well-known employee of Disney who assaulted her. Sadly, it seems there are more and more allegations toward children's networks that include sexual assault and the hypersexualization and exploitation of minors.