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‘I vomited after watching this’: People think Josh Peck is shading Drake Bell, following bombshell ‘Quiet On Set’ documentary

It’s safe to say some people are pretty upset with Josh Peck right now.


Ryan Schocket

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Posted on Mar 20, 2024   Updated on Mar 27, 2024, 1:51 pm CDT

By now, you’ve probably watched—or seen reactions to—Quiet On Set. The HBO Max docuseries chronicled the rise of mega-popular Nickelodeon shows of the ’90s and 2000s and lifted the curtain on years of alleged exploitation and misconduct both on and off set. It focused on executive producer Dan Schneider’s problematic and inappropriate behavior toward staffers and then-underaged actors.

But the biggest moment from the show is when Drake and Josh star Drake Bell revealed that he was sexually abused by dialogue coach Brian Peck. Drake recounted how the dialogue coach groomed him and manipulated his family to get constant access to Drake, before eventually assaulting him in 2001.

“The abuse was extensive, and it got pretty brutal. I really don’t know how to elaborate on that on camera,” Drake said in the series. “Why don’t you do this: Why don’t you think of the worst stuff that someone could do to somebody as a sexual assault, and that will answer your question. It was not a one-time thing.”

Brian Peck was convicted on 11 charges in 2003 and had to register as a sex offender. He served only 16 months in prison and even went on to work on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody afterward.

In the docuseries, Drake also explained how the repeated abuse led to his own self-destructive behavior, including substance abuse and mental health issues. “ knew that my life was gonna be absolutely, completely different from that point on.”

Now, the internet appears to be rallying around the actor.

But one person hasn’t been showing support — and that’s Drake’s co-star and on-screen brother, Josh Peck. In his first TikTok since Quiet On Set aired, Josh posted a clip lip-synching to TikTok audio that said, “If I haven’t talked to you since 2023, take that as a fucking sign that you don’t exist to me anymore. Damn, you fucking bug. You got sprayed with the Raid. Bye. See you never.”

The TikTok amassed more than 7.5 million views:

Some viewers thought this video was a reference to his relationship with Drake Bell and flooded his comments with backlash. Several people commented, “Have you talked to Drake?” and “Drake Bell for life.”

The clip was reposted on Twitter where it received almost 4 million views. “Well Josh Peck showed himself to be a complete dirtbag,” one person wrote.

And because the internet is the internet, people even made critical memes in response to Josh’s TikTok:

Some viewers brought up how the actor spoke about Dan Schneider on Tana Mongeau’s podcast in 2023, shortly after Jennette McCurdy’s book was released. When asked about the allegations in the book, Josh responded, “I’m being 100 percent honest. He just was a tough boss.”


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Now, as adults, Drake and Josh seem to have a complicated relationship. They publicly feuded in 2018 after Drake called out Josh for not inviting him to his wedding. Still, the two made up not long after.

As for right now, Josh has not publicly shown support for Drake following Quiet On Set, and Drake has not responded to Josh’s TikTok. 

UPDATE: March 21, 2024

Drake Bell posted a TikTok in response to the hate Josh Peck has been receiving online following Quiet On Set, saying, “It’s been very sensitive, but he has reached out to talk with me and to help me work through this and has been really, really great.” So far it’s been viewed 18.7 million times:

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*First Published: Mar 20, 2024, 4:20 pm CDT