Avan Jogia Said That He Doesn't Have Fond Memories Of His Time On Nickelodeon, And Shared How It's Affected Him Since

    "It's hard to know what you're signing up for and how it's gonna shape you..."

    Y'all know Avan Jogia.

    Avan Jogia attends the premiere of "Zombieland Double Tap"

    He's known for starring as Beck on Nickelodeon's Victorious and just recently made his directorial debut with his film, Door Mouse.

    Daniella Monet, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Elizabeth Gillies, Matt Bennett

    Well, he opened up in a Teen Vogue interview about his time on Nickelodeon and how it's affected him and his career since.

    Avan Jogia holding a mic

    Avan shared, "I feel like I'm one of the very few lucky people who were not thrust into that world against my will. The world of acting, I mean. The world of Nickelodeon… not to say it was against my will, but I guess I just didn't know."

    Avan Jogia

    "It's hard to know what you're signing up for and how it's gonna shape you and the world around you and how it's gonna shape how people interact with you. It's gonna shape what you mean to people."

    Ariana Grande, Daniella Monet, Avan Jogia, Victoria Justice, Elizabeth Gillies and Matt Bennett

    "...I don't look back on [Nickelodeon] fondly," Avan added. "But I do think it’s interesting to see just what it means to people. It's touching, but also, it's out of your control."

    Matt Bennett, Leon Thomas, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia and Daniella Monet

    "I feel like I represent sadness for people because they can sort of look at me and be like, 'Oh, right. I remember when I used to be young and things weren't so complicated.'"

    Avan Jogia on stage

    "It’s like, I represent an uncomplicated time. Sometimes, I think that I have a strong desire to keep that image safe for them."

    Leon Thomas, Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Elizabeth Gillies

    Avan joins a list of other former Nickelodeon stars who've opened up about their negative experiences at the network.

    Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck, Daniella Monet, Ethan Munck, Matt Bennett, Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Miranda Cosgrove, Avan Jogia, Nathan Kress and Ariana Grande

    His Victorious costar, Daniella Monet opened up about wanting (and not getting) sexualized scenes from the show cut and how some of the outfits she wore, she "wouldn't even wear today as an adult."

    Closeup of Daniella Monet

    Alexa Nikolas from Zoey 101 protested outside of the Nickelodeon headquarters last year and shared, "I didn’t feel like Nickelodeon was protecting me or had my best interests in mind."

    Closeup of Alexa Nikolas

    And we learned from Jennette McCurdy that she was allegedly encouraged to drink alcohol, given massages without her consent, and was offered $300,000 to not talk about her experiences on Nickelodeon.

    Closeup of Jennette McCurdy

    To hear more about Avan's experience at Nickelodeon, check out his Teen Vogue interview here.

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