This post is for the fans of the works of Dan Schneider (e.g. Drake & Josh, iCarly, etc.), because I think it’s something they need to hear right now.
I know it must really suck to find out that the creator of these TV shows you may or may not have grown up with was actually a disgusting, indefensible, horrible excuse for a human being, if he can even be called THAT anymore.
You don’t need to feel guilty if you have enjoyed his work in the past. It is highly unlikely that you could have known or seen this coming. I know it certainly caught me by surprise, no doubt thanks to Viacom doing one hell of a job covering it up.
You also don’t need to feel guilty if you still enjoy those shows today. You are allowed to enjoy those shows while condemning Dan Schneider. You don’t have to pick one or the other. Finding Drake and Josh to be a funny show does not mean that you support the actions of an abuser, and if anybody tells you that, then they are trying to guilt trip you.
It’s okay if you feel that those shows have now been tainted by this news, if you feel that you can no longer enjoy them knowing how utterly despicable their creator was, but you do not have the right to tell other people how to feel.
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