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‘Zoey 101’ Star Alexa Nikolas Reacts After Dan Schneider Apologizes in Response to ‘Quiet On Set’ (Video)


Alex Nikolaschild actor who previously starred in Nickelodeon’s ‘Zoey 101’ speaks out after Dan Schneider issued an apology in response to the documentary series “Quiet On Set.”

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Here’s what Alexa Nikolas said

Nikolas played the role of “Nicole Bristow”, the best friend of Zoey Brooks, in the series “Zoey 101” released in 2005. Brooks was played by Jamie Lynn Spears, by IMDb.

On Tuesday, March 19, Nikolas appeared to have learned that former Nick producer Dan Schneider issued an apology to Nick’s former staff for fostering an unsafe work environment. In response, Nikolas launched a nearly two-hour live stream on Youtube.

According to Weekly EntertainmentNikolas “called out” Schneider for issuing a public rather than private apology.

“When someone doesn’t personally come to you and apologize, it’s not an apology,” she explained. “If you hear about it from other people, it’s not really an apology, is it? An apology is meant for the person you hurt. That’s what apologies are for.

Nikolas then called Schneider a “tyrant.”

“I would have appreciated Dan apologizing directly to me,” she said. “He’s a bully, a mean guy, and he’s had an impact on my life, hasn’t he? …Where’s a phone call to apologize? How come you can do all this, how can everyone do all this without reaching out to the person they hurt? »

Ultimately, Nikolas called Schneider a “privileged white guy” who doesn’t know “what responsibility is.” Ultimately, the former “Zoey 101” actress said she rejects Schneider’s apology.

“You don’t feel anything, Dan. Honestly, you’re like every privileged white man I’ve ever met on set. You don’t even know what responsibility is. You have no idea what this is… It’s not like that… I would have preferred to receive a letter from you, for example, offering you a sincere apology, rather than having to see the whole world watching anything,” she said. “I don’t forgive Dan Schneider… It wasn’t a good responsibility. This avoided much of the main discussion mentioned here in “Quiet on Set.” It was he who played the sympathy card, centered himself, played the role of the victim.

Additionally, Nikolas also chastised Nick actor Bobbie K. Bowman for initiating the interview with Schneider.

What Dan Schneider previously said in response to “Quiet On Set”

As The shadow room previously reported, the four-part documentary series “Quiet On Set” featured former Nick employees alleging that Schneider promoted an unsafe work environment, sexualized children and was an “abusive” boss.

In response, Schneider admitted that watching the documentary was “embarrassing” and left him with “regrets.” Nick’s former producer even issued an apology to his crew and cast.

“Watching the last two nights has been very difficult: I am confronting my past behaviors, some of which are embarrassing and which I regret. I certainly owe some people a pretty sincere apology,” he said. “…When I watched the show, I could see the pain in some people’s eyes, and it made me feel horrible, full of regret and sadness. I wish I could go back…”

Schneider also apparently addressed the allegedly “sexualized” work environment and content included in his Nick shows. He explained that while he would accept some jokes being removed these days, he has never had complete autonomy to decide what content could be used on his shows.

Additionally, Schneider even got emotional while talking about Drake Bell was sexually assaulted by a Nickelodeon dialogue coach and ended the interview by sharing advice for other entertainment executives working with children.

Swipe below to see what he said.

Alexas Nikolas already protested against Nickelodeon

As The shadow room Previously reported, in August 2022, Nikolas first made headlines when she staged a protest outside Nickelodeon headquarters in Burbank, California.

Nikolas reportedly went live from the protest and asked Nick to start “protecting children, not predators.”

“I didn’t feel protected at Nickelodeon when I was a kid,” she said. “(I demand) Nickelodeon starts protecting children, not predators.”

During the broadcast, the former “Zoey 101” actor reportedly called Schneider “the creator of childhood trauma.”

RELATED: Zoey 101 Star Protests Outside Nickelodeon Headquarters: “Doesn’t Feel Protected”


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