Drake Bell calls out fellow Nickelodeon child stars for laughing about allegations

'Drake and Josh' actor Drake Bell has called out the cast of 'Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide' over jokes about 'Quiet on Set'.



Drake Bell has hit back at the Ned's Declassified cast
Drake Bell has hit back at the Ned's Declassified cast

Drake Bell has branded the cast of 'Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide' over jokes about the Nickelodeon allegations.

New documentary series 'Quiet On Set' has raised allegations of a toxic and dangerous culture on the set of former children's TV producer Dan Schneider's shows, including the likes of 'All That', 'The Amanda Show' and 'Drake and Josh'.

Drake suffered "extensive and brutal" abuse at the hands of Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck, and he has responded after the cast of another Nickelodeon sitcom appeared to make light of the situation.

In a TikTok live stream, actor Deven Werkheiser said: "'We told you never to speak about that. Get back in your hole, Daniel - and give me your holes!'

"Sorry, we shouldn't joke about this, we shouldn't. This is about us - our set was not like that. And no, it's awful. The Drake Bell [stuff], that's crazy to hear."

Appearing on the stream with former co-star and current podcast co-host Lindsey Shaw, he added: "We can't joke like this. Guys, sometimes humour helps us move through things."

Drake - who has claimed in the documentary that Schneider was "unaware" of the abuse - has retweeted a video from the live stream and described the footage as "wild".

He wrote on X (formerly Twitter): "Ned’s Declassless… this is wild… laugh it up guys… laugh it up… 'Give me your h*les?!!' Really?! (sic)"

While 'Ned's Declassified' also aired on Nickelodeon, it was not a Schneider project, and was instead created by Scott Fellows, whom the cast have been full of praise for regarding the environment he fostered on set.

In 'Quiet On Set', there are allegations of a sexist and toxic environment in the writer's room for Schneider's 'The Amanda Show', and actress Alexa Nikolas discusses being in 'Zoey 101', while cast and crew from 'iCarly', 'Sam and Cat', 'Victorious' and more also appear.

In a statement to Deadline, Schneider's representative said: "Dan expected and asked a lot from his teams.

“They worked long hours and consistently made successful shows. In the challenges of production, Dan could get frustrated at times, and he understands why some employees found that intimidating or stressful.

"In a career spanning 30+ years, Dan worked with thousands of people, many of whom still tell him how much they enjoyed and appreciated working on his shows.

"But he also knows some people did not have a positive experience, and he is truly sorry for that.”