It’s March again, so the tween channel Nickelodeon is gearing up for its annual Kids’ Choice Awards program and the content (ratings) of the show has gotten progressively worse over the years. And for 2019, the downward spiral will probably continue. According to Billboard, Nickelodeon has announced that the awards show’s host will be DJ Khaled, a notorious rapper who puts out garbage like 2015’s How Many Times, which also features the likes of Chris Brown, Big Sean, and Lil Wayne of all people.
In this latest installment of Entertainment’s Winners & Losers, a network TV show actually acknowledging a Christian audience, the cancellation of a Star Wars spinoff, and one of the most recognized names in children’s television continuing its sharp turn to the left.
As previously pointed out here, March 24's Kids’ Choice Awards on Nickelodeon saw a disastrously pitiful rating that was among the lowest ever. This drop was thanks to, in part, due to many of those nominated in music, movies, and TV show categories not being appropriate for children and overt endorsements of the anti-gun March for Our Lives protests.
If Nickelodeon thought politicizing its annual Kids’ Choice Awards would draw viewership, the liberal tween-centered network was sadly mistaken. In fact, despite a slew of star power and a fun segment based on the critically-acclaimed Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey, the blatant and unnecessary March for Our Lives references looks to have turned kids and their parents away in droves.
Earlier this month, the world-famous toy store chain Toys “R” Us announced it was it was liquidating its assets and going out of business, closing all 735 US stores by June. If that and the fact that over 33,000 jobs will be lost doesn’t convince you how kids today are living in a different world than the past few generations before them, look no further than this past weekend’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
It’s never too early to become a liberal activist, according to the media.
On March 24, after the much-hyped March for Our Lives was over, the celebrities at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards decided to incorporate anti-gun politics into the green-slime filled event. Nothing says educational politics like celebrities -- fearing the infamous slime bath associated with the award show -- talking about gun control.
It’s fair to say most people missed the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards from March 11. That being said, the show was so trashy and off the charts, it made last year look tame by comparison. The hits included sexually-charged musical performances and drug use references. While Nick would argue that their target audience was eight or ten to 16, most watching were in the six to 14 age range.
Meet Mr. and Mr. McBride, Nickelodeon’s first animated gay couple. The network, known for producing popular cartoons such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, announced that the show The Loud House will feature a gay biracial married couple on Wednesday night’s episode.
Warning: This post contains graphic sexual language.
In September, actor Jason Biggs came under fire for trading in filthy and perverted tweets and he’s still associated with kid’s television network, Nickelodeon. Biggs is the voice of Leonardo in an animated rendition of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which premieres Saturday Sept. 29 on Nickelodeon.
Biggs made headlines when he tweeted nasty, graphic sexual language about Janna Ryan and Ann Romney. Yet Nickelodeon linked to Biggs’ twitter feed even though the “American Pie” actor’s opinions are nowhere near kid-friendly or appropriate.