iCarly fans are finding resurfaced scene seriously disturbing in hindsight
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iCarly fans have been left questioning the appropriateness of one scene in the popular kids show after watching it back as adults.
The Nickelodeon comedy series was a favourite for many kids growing up in the noughties when the possibilities of the internet were just becoming apparent and Sam, Carly, and Freddie made the most of it by becoming viewers' favourite content creators.
Like many kids' shows, the series contained some more adult jokes that went over young viewers' heads. But while watching iCarly back years later, some criticised the involvement of the young stars in the jokes.
See one scene which has caused controversy below:
The scene takes place at Carly's high school, when she walks down the corridor and asks a classmate to push a button on the water fountain for her.
After previously attempting to use the fountain and ending up with water on her top, Carly stands further back from the fountain and kneels down to adjust to its far-reaching stream.
The resulting scene is the teenager on her knees with her mouth open and water squirting into her mouth, while she gargles and gives a thumbs-up.
The scene has recently resurfaced after being shared on TikTok, where it has gained a lot of critical comments from concerned viewers arguing that the sexual connotations of the scene are far from appropriate.
"Now that im older it makes sense why i could never bring myself to watch iCarly without getting incredibly uncomfy," one person wrote.
Another commented: "on her knees!? now i get it," while a third wrote: "Jesus Christ, I thought it was pretty goofy as kid, but now……..dear God."
A number of commenters also made reference to the show's creator, Dan Schneider, in the comments and accused him of being responsible for the inappropriate joke, with one writing: "Dan Schneider thought he would get away with this but we grew up."
Earlier this year, Nickelodeon writers, actors, and crew members raised concerns about allegedly sexually suggestive content in Schneider’s various shows in an exposé published by Insider.
Daniella Monet, who appeared in the show Victorious, claimed to Insider that she had contacted Nickelodeon out of concern after filming a scene in which she ate a pickle while putting on lipgloss.
“Do I wish certain things, like, didn’t have to be so sexualised?” she told Insider. “Yeah. A hundred percent.”
Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s former president of content and production, told the publication that a standards and practices group reviewed every script and assured parents and guardians were present during filming.
“Every single thing that Dan ever did on any of his shows was carefully scrutinised and approved,” he said.
Tyla has contacted representatives for Schneider and Paramount, who own Nickelodeon, for comment.