Let’s Solve The Mystery Of Why Jennette McCurdy Boycotted The Kid’s Choice Awards

Jennette McCurdy attending Power Of Youth summit July 2013Magnifying glasses up and gumshoes on, my fellow pop culture detectives, because we’re about to set our minds to The Case Of The Missing Jennette McCurdy.

Let me set the scene for you. Lights up on Saturday night’s Kid’s Choice Awards, where Jennette’s Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat is about to win ‘Favorite TV Show’. The name is announced, the crowd goes wild, and Jennette’s costar Ariana Grande takes the stage…alone.


And we don’t have to look far, because Jennette got on Twitter and explained it away. But not entirely — just in that vague way you do on Facebook where you don’t want to confirm or deny anything, but you want people to know you’ve been wronged. Here’s what she said:

“A lot of you guys are asking why I didn’t attend the KCAs…. I wish I could explain everything as thoroughly as I would like to, but unfortunately a simpler explanation is all I can write. I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing. I want to thank those of you who have reached out with kind words of support, McCurdians and Arianators alike. No matter who or what you support, I believe in supporting fairness first. If you have done that, thank you.”

Innnnteresting! My first instinct was that this had something to do with those racy pictures that got leaked of Jeannette earlier this month, but she soon put that rumor to rest as well:

Yeah honestly. What a year she’s been having already already. Sucks.

According to rumors, Nickelodeon is considering firing Jennette, presumably over the photos, and she’s embroiled in a disagreement with them. How that contributed to her decision not to attend an awards show is anybody’s guess, but if you get any clues, please pass them my way for evaluation.

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    • elle

      Didn’t watch kids choice awards but I’ve read a few rumors that Jeanette was supposed to win an award they ended up giving to Ariana Grande because of Jeanettes leaked pics scandal. I guess Nickelodeon didn’t want to “reward” her. Did Ariana win an individual type of award? Idk. Is it true? I honestly don’t know but it would explain why she didn’t show. Rumor also has it Miranda Cosgrove no showed to support her too. I must admit I’m keeping an eye on this situation because there has been tons of rumors/gossip that Dan Schneider is um….inappropriate around underage girls. Wondering if this could get really ugly.

      • Haley Keller

        I just googled it, and apparently Ariana did win for favorite TV actress. Considering she and Jennette are the two leads in that show, I think it’s possible that that did actually happen. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised at all if Nickelodeon rigged the awards at least to an extent.

        Also, I saw Alyson Stoner tweet about boycotting the awards last night as well, and I didn’t really get what was going on when I saw that. I have no idea if she even knows Jennette or not or if it was at all connected, but there’s that.

      • Haley Keller

        So, I just went to try and find Alyson’s tweet about boycotting the KCAs and it’s not there anymore, but I swear it was last night. I even responded to it. That makes it even weirder to me.

      • AEM

        Stoner did tweet the boycott and deleted. But her tweet is still on my timeline.

      • elle

        Ah, thanks. Genuinely wasn’t sure. That does lend some credibility to the rumors….

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oh wow, that’s so interesting. I’m definitely gonna keep an eye on it as well.

      • Christine

        Grande won? Who could stand her voice on that show? Its annoying!! LOL

      • Connie

        Alyson Stoner apparently not knows Jennett… because she isn’t following jennette mccurdy… and exist several rumors. About boycotting awards, this isn’t the first time that i hear that in all awards. I heard that usually in some awards, mtv, or whatever, they makes win the popular artist at the moment, but is a rumor too…

      • Connie

        About Dan Scheneider, I heard that too, but is a rumor. About “leaked pictures” and fave actress”, some people think that the kca was boycoted because exist @KCAnominees , a twitter account that is probably a fan page. But jennette fans thinks that is a official account. And the true is, @kcanominees isn’t VERIFIED account and isn’t haven’t relation with nickelodeon. But i think, all this drama is just promotional to jennette. I bet guys.

    • Jon

      We might not agree with Nick’s decision to want to fire her (or at the very least, give her an award) but if you have suggestive pics of yourself in your underwear circulating the web, the children-based channel that employs you is going to have a problem with it.

      • NS

        It’s not like she posted the pictures on Twitter for the whole world to see. She has stated that those pictures were private, and were for one person only. So really, the network would be mad at her for taking sexy pictures and sending it to her boyfriend.

        Plus, if Vanessa Hudgens was allowed to stay with Disney (an even bigger company) after her literally naked pictures, Jennette should be able to stay on Nickelodeon.

      • Jon

        I doubt Nickelodeon gives a flying you-know-what how or why the photos got online. Conglomerates like them are all about the bottom line and the bottom line is that there are pics of Jennette McCurdy with her tits hanging out for all of her younger fans and parents to see. Understandably, they have an issue with it.

      • scorpio 6

        Well, from what I saw, there was no nudity. Only suggestive pics.
        The above poster was correct that Vanessa Hudgens’ photos were way more incriminating.
        Your point though is unfortunately valid in that Viacom don’t care how them pics got up on the interwebz. They are and they’ll end this girl’s career on Nick over it.

        I do find it interesting that Miranda Cosgrove and the other female star did NOT show to celebrate their pervy Executive Dan Schneider.

    • happy1ga

      There’s problems there going back to the older person that dated JM during her young teens, up until the last year or so. Before the ball player. That story is much, much more interesting than underwear pics. Just ask Jamie Spears and Amanda Bynes
      They all have this in common.

    • AEM

      What is lost in this is McCurdy UNFOLLOWED Ariana Grande on Twitter right after she won last night. McCurdy is probably pissed that Grande, McCurdy’s close friend, did not boycott like Cosgrove and Stoner.
      It is a mess at Nick. Then again what would you expect from Dan Schneider.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oh interesting, are you sure?

        Ariana’s brother Frankie seemed to think everything was okay with them.

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    • Mitchel Cosgrove

      I’m so proud of Miranda Cosgrove & Jennette McCurdy that both wasn’t at the KCA nickelodeon was so unfair to Jennette :)