Drake Bell, star of Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh has some sharp words for a number of celebrities about how they treat their fans including fellow Nickoledeon star Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber & Lady GaGa.
“I don’t think a lot of these young people have to work very hard,” Bell said. “They’re found on YouTube and, boom, thrown into the studio so they think they can get anything they want. Ariana Grande is a billionaire before she’s been an artist. You have to work to be able to appreciate what you have … what work did she ever have to do in her life?”
“I can’t stand that, with a lot of the pop stars, there’s this idea of Are you in our clique?Are you a Direction-er or are you a Belieber? Oh, you’re not in our gang? Then you’re not cool and you need to go in a hole and die,” Bell said. “I don’t understand it. And what’s worse is artists like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber don’t come out and say, ‘I love having you as my fans, but you shouldn’t be acting this way.’ They just eat it all up, and I think it’s repulsive.”
“If I catch one of my fans saying something improper, a gay slur or any derogatory term, I instantly tweet directly at them and say, ‘This isn’t how we do it,’” Bell said.
“But none of them do that. Justin Bieber just tweets, ‘Yeah, Beliebers, go hard’ when they’re attacking somebody. Ariana Grande’s fans told Perez Hilton that he and his son needed to die and get cancer, and she just fed it. It’s disgusting.”
On why he still performed for high school students, Bell said, “A lot of artists try to run away from that fanbase so quickly, but I would rather have my audience grow with me than to suddenly turn my back on them because I’m an adult now, because I take my clothes off, smoke weed, and fucking drive fast cars.”