The much awaited Nickelodeon channel’s hit TV series iCarly reboot star Laci Mosley speaks out against racism from fans.
The most exciting scoop of the day here is that iCarly reboot star Laci Mosley speaks out against racism from fans.
The very popular Nickelodeon channel’s TV show which came in late 2000’s and ran successfully from 2007 to 2012 and is still loved by fans even now they all are in for a treat as the reboot of this cult and iconic hit TV series is currently in the works and will be streamed on the OTT platform Paramount+ and finally speaking up on the issue of racism through her social media handle, iCarly reboot star Laci Mosley speaks out against racism from fans.
Ardent fans of iCarly who had been waiting for the reboot from past so many years now can become more happy since finally it is in works right now which is all set to premiere digitally on globally prominent OTT streaming platform Paramount+ from 17th June and speaking of the whole issue, the cast of iCarly along with Paramount+ are totally defending and supporting the young star Laci Mosley by standing with her and speaking about the racist comments intentionally made towards her who is set to play Harper in the iCarly reboot series based on teen favorite Nickelodeon channel hit show iCarly (Nickelodeon, 2007 – 2012).
Over the weekend, we saw how Laci taking to her twitter handle shared that she’d been dealing with trolls on social media labelling her as racial slurs in her comments and her tweet read, “I am playing Harper on iCarly. I am not replacing Sam. Jennette McCurdy is a very wonderful person, I’ve never met her but it’s no shade. get the f*ck out of my comments with this f*cking racist *ass bullsh*t. You will be blocked and you will never see me again”.
Later taking to her twitter account for explaining about why she took to twitter for elaborating her reason of posting the video, she wrote, “I shouldn’t have been cursing in this response but I was really caught off guard by the onslaught of racist trolls. I deleted a lot of comments but they keep coming on every platform. Being a Black woman is exhausting. We all deserve better”.
She furthermore also added, “My sister telling me that she saw several videos about me on TikTok being racist as f*ck broke my heart. Me [sic] and my sister are 13 years apart. She’s like my child and her having to see this sh*t broke me. I don’t know what’s wrong with you people but you need to seek help. […] Y’all can’t break me. I’ve been through too much”.
Also taking to her official Instagram account, she wrote, “I was shocked when a celebration of all the hard work we’ve put into making this reboot was overshadowed by the most racism I’ve ever experienced in my life over the course of 72 hours. I felt silly being so upset because I’ve been in this little brown body my entire life and racism isn’t new but it still hurts. Racism kills. I can’t beg you to love me or yourselves enough to be kind to people but I can block you and protect my peace. Thank you to my friends and family who have reached out to check on me. I really appreciate you all. Black is beautiful and no amount of slurs or vitriol you dump online will change that”.
After Laci opened up on racism and trolls she faced, even the members of the cast, crew and Paramount+ opened up on it and wrote, “Hey, iCarly tweeps! I’m seeing a looooot of racist abuse being hurled at one of our stars [and] I’d love if you’d join me in calling it out it when/if you see it”.
Franchesca Ramsey, a writer on the show, shared in a tweet. “I’m sad this has to be said but if I’m being honest… I kinda expected it. And I hate that. It’s heartbreaking that Black women just EXISTING results in an onslaught of racist abuse. It’s not ok. And being a bystander isn’t ok either. Laci’s character Harper isn’t replacing Sam. No one could replace Jeanette McCurdy or her incredible talent! But it’s both racist as hell [and] completely unfair to decide that Laci hasn’t earned her role especially since the show isn’t even out yet!!”.
Ramsey also shared later a statement on behalf of the writing team. “We unequivocally denounce all racist attacks, anti-Black language, and hate speech in the strongest possible terms. iCarly is a joyous inclusive show meant to promote kindness (and the occasional prank). Harassment and white supremacist ideology have no place in our show or the discourse around it. If that’s your preferred mode of communication, we suggest you watch something else”.