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Kenan Thompson Speaks Out On The Shocking Revelations In The ‘Quiet on Set’ Documentary

The documentary series ‘Quiet on Set‘, which details the abuse child actors had to deal with while working for Nickelodeon in the late ’90s and early 2000s, is sparking a lot of conversation online.

Drake Bell, who starred in the hit series Drake & Josh, revealed he was sexually abused for years by voice coach Brian Peck. His episode in the documentary was particularly difficult to watch because he accused Brian of doing some pretty awful things to him. Drake has been in therapy for years, trying to cope with the trauma.

But he wasn’t the only one impacted by the abuse. Several other child stars admitted they constantly felt uncomfortable and oddly sexualized by Nickelodeon God, Dan Schneider. If you’re not aware, Schneider was behind nearly every hit show on the network and basically had keys to the building.

SNL‘ star, Kenan Thompson, got his start on Nickelodeon, and during a recent interview on the Tamron Hall Show, he talked about how difficult it was watching the documentary.

It’s supposed to be a safe place you know? It’s supposed to be a safe place for kids and to hear all about that it’s just like, ‘How dare you?’ I think it’s a good thing that the doc is out and is putting things on display that need to be — stories that need to be told for accountability sake. But it’s definitely tough to watch because I have fond memories of that place. I have fond memories of my co-stars and stuff like that, so, to hear that they’ve gone through terrible things like that, it’s just, it’s really tough.

He also talked directly about the allegations against Schneider, admitting he didn’t really work around him that much, so he can’t speak on his behavior on and off set.

Dan wasn’t really on ‘Kenan and Kel’ like that. I mean, he got a ‘created by’ credit but it was a different showrunner, so our worlds weren’t overly overlapping like that outside of ‘All That’ necessarily. … It’s tough for me because I can’t really speak on things that I’ve never witnessed.