‘Blue’s Clues’ Steve Burns Weighs In On ‘Quiet On Set’ Allegations

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Former Blue’s Clues star Steve Burns has broken his silence regarding the allegations made in the Quiet On Set docuseries. Burns, who became an icon on the network between 1996 and 2002, spoke to Today about the explosive documentary. Here is what he had to say.

Steve Burns Has Become A ‘Safe Space’ On The Web

Steve Burns has been a lifeline for adults for grew up watching Nickelodeon recently. He first came forward in a viral video online where he let everyone know what he’s been up to. Since then, he has served as a “safe place” on the internet for many people.

Recently, Burns posted a TikTok video where he simply asked the camera about what’s been going on. He sits silently in the clip, appearing to listen to what you (the person watching) are saying. Many people took this as a response to the allegations coming out about Nickelodeon.

Instagram/Steve Burns
Instagram/Steve Burns

Fans flocked to the comments with sincerity. Some people vented about what was going on in their own lives, others asked how Steve was doing, given everything that had been brought to light.

Steve’s Thoughts On Quiet On Set

The former Blue’s Clues star was asked on Today about whether or not he watched the viral docuseries Quiet On Set. Steve Burns said he watched in “horror and heartbreak.”

Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV brought allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against production staff at Nickelodeon in the 1990s and early 2000s. This was around the same time Burns worked with the network. So, people have been interested to hear what he will say.

“I don’t have any particular insight into any of that,” Burns told Today. “I’m coming to it much the same as anyone else, with horror and heartbreak. It’s just terrible to watch it unfold. I don’t know what else to say, other than that it’s heartbreaking.”

Instagram/Steve Burns
Instagram/Steve Burns

The majority of the allegations made in the docuseries centered around Dan Schneider and Brian Peck. Both men worked at the Los Angeles Nickelodeon studios. Steve Burns said they never crossed paths.

“Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon [programming] were so different,” he explained. “We’re in New York, they’re in LA. There’s no overlap whatsoever between any of those shows and what we were doing.”

That being said, the former Nick Jr. star made it clear his thoughts are with the victims. “It’s got to be so unfathomably painful. The fact that this is now what everyone’s talking about at the water cooler, it just breaks my heart,” he concluded.

You can stream all five episodes of Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids TV on Max.

Amanda Blankenship

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