Former Nickelodeon executive Dan Schneider has deleted over half his tweets in recent days, particularly ones that contained inappropriate or bizarre language pertaining to feet, toes and children.
Twitter user Mooncult discovered Schneider’s tweet-deleting spree and posted a thread on the social media platform detailing Schneider’s behavior.
Since I've began this new thread (twitter compromised my other one) Dan Schneider has deleted an additional 1,323 tweets, bringing his grand total of deleted tweets up to 13,547 since I began posting about him two days ago. pic.twitter.com/apioLe0Fy6
— ᏔმƦ𝔢ჳ💤 (@mooncult) October 10, 2019
“I noticed that the 3 or 4 posts I retweeted or quote tweeted a joke about were getting deleted I started looking further. A lot of the search tabs I had open showed tweets that were no longer inter-actable and I realized that he was doing a calculated purge,” Mooncult told journalist and researcher Tiffany FitzHenry.
Here are some of the weird social media posts that Schneider has since deleted:
Schneider’s attempted cover up of his odd tweets suggest that he may be worried that his history is catching up with him. He departed from Nickelodeon in 2018 after widespread accusations of inappropriate behavior emerged. He had produced and written for many top shows on the children’s network for decades.
This summer another one of his former starlets, Alexa Nikolas, began talking about abuse but declined to give details. She told one fan saying Dan's "not a good guy at all."
She also posted a graphic of Schneider and other convicted abusers at Nickelodeon, including Brian Peck. pic.twitter.com/cMP0JZRbV7
— ᏔმƦ𝔢ჳ💤 (@mooncult) October 10, 2019
“Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider’s Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal,” Nickelodeon and Schneider said in a joint statement to Deadline.
“Since several Schneider’s Bakery projects are wrapping up, both sides agreed that this is a natural time for Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery to pursue other opportunities and projects,” they added.
Jennette McCardy, a child star of Schneider’s show iCarly, issued a bizarre and creepy video on social media referencing the suspected predator years ago.
Noah Munck, another iCarly star, confirmed that Schneider engaged in creepy behavior on the set, and it only dawned on him years later.
He said during a podcast appearance: “I was sort of — I mean if that shit went on, I’m f**king like — that’s devastating to me because I don’t seem him in that light, you know? So watching clips on YouTube [conspiracy videos accusing Schneider of more than just having a foot fetish] and shit of that is like crazy but, I mean the foot fetish shit is like ‘OK bro, c’mon.’ Like I never really noticed that when I was 15 on the show but of course looking in retrospect, it’s like ‘OK, OK’ [hinting that Schneider was obsessed with feet].”
An anonymous former child actress who published her story after the #metoo movement kicked off, relayed a story widely believed to be about Schneider.
“I just spent some of my teen years working for a handsy guy who was part big brother and part creepy uncle everyone in the family knows should never be alone with their kids. I got plenty of those breast-grabbing hugs and conversations that were way too close to be comfortable,” she wrote.
“Do you know how fucked up it is to have someone you work for telling you you’re “really turning into a beautiful woman” or talk to you about how you needed to dress a bit sexier for the fans? I wasn’t a f**king idiot. I could see how much of our series and other teen shows pushed out this weirdly-sexualized image,” she added.
Schneider’s shows have contained a great deal of veiled images and dialogue, with inappropriate sexual innuendo involving underage girls.
"I can put them [children] in any horrible predicament I choose." -Dan Schneider pic.twitter.com/TNl8bpP2S4
— ᏔმƦ𝔢ჳ💤 (@mooncult) October 11, 2019
With pedophile networks in the news like never before following the mysterious death of Jeffrey Epstein and his many victims going public, Schneider’s #metoo moment may be finally on the way.
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