Amid bombshell claims made in former Nickelodeon child star Jennette McCurdy’s memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” a resurfaced video of her “Sam & Cat” co-star Ariana Grande has fans reeling about the way the young women were allegedly treated on the kids’ network.
The now-viral post — shared by a user who goes by the name Khalia — shows a then-teenage Grande, now 29, as kooky high schooler Cat Valentine on her show “Victorious” and its adjoining web series, “The Slap,” with the Twitter user calling out Nickelodeon for the “sexualized” tone.
“Everyone keeps bringing Ariana Grande for stan drama against Jennette and idk why,” the tweet claimed. “Let’s not forget, Ariana is a victim herself … this is why she doesn’t talk about the role of Cat Valentine anymore. They sexualized and infantilized her.”
The video — first posted by Skarlett Akira on YouTube — showed snippets of Grande-as-Cat sucking her toe, moaning while suggestively squeezing a potato, dumping water on her face and chest — while saying, “Mmm, I’m thirsty” and leaning back in bed — and inserting her finger in her mouth. The chart-topping pop superstar and soon-to-be headliner of the long-awaited “Wicked” feature film appeared on “Victorious” from 2011 to 2013, when she was 16 to 19 years old. more here