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Ariana Grande Wants Mandatory Therapy For Child Stars

Jess Spencer
Jess Spencer

12:38 13 Jun 2024

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Honestly, I think she's right.

Ariana Grande believes that child stars should attend mandatory therapy multiple times a week.

The singer found fame as a teenager while working on Nickelodeon tv shows, like Victorious and Sam & Cat. 

Earlier this year, the Quiet on Set documentary made claims that the Nickelodeon shows were toxic workplace environments for child actors and their crews. Ariana admitted to empathizing with the "devastating" allegations.


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What did Ariana say? 

Ariana said, "I think the environment needs to be made a lot safer all around.

"A lot of people don’t have the support that they need to get through performing at that level at such a young age.

“There should be an element that is mandatory of therapy, a professional person to unpack what this experience of your life-changing so drastically does to you at a young age, at any age.”

As well as mandatory therapy, Ariana said that "parents [of child stars] should be allowed to be wherever they want to be" on sets.
She seemed to suggest that while she was working at the channel, parents could only "occasionally" spend time on set.
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Although Ariana described her experience at Nickelodeon as "beautiful," she explained she's been “reprocessing [her] relationship" with the show now.

At the time, she felt the cast "pushed the envelope" with the show's humor as she was convinced the innuendos were "cool." In the Quiet on Set docuseries, clips of Ariana were shown in seemingly sexually suggestive positions.

“Now looking back on some of the clips, I’m like, ‘Damn, really?” she said.


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Dan Schneider was the creator of shows such as Drake & Josh, Victorious and Zoey 101. 

After the Quiet on Set docuseries was released, Dan said: “Every one of those jokes was written for a kid audience because kids thought they were funny.

"Now we have some adults looking back at them 20 years later through their lens. I have no problem with that. Let’s cut those jokes out of the show.”

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