Nickelodeon fans know Sean Ryan Fox best from watching him on television, but the Henry Danger actor is letting it be known that traditional kids’ TV sitcoms are on their way out. And it’s all thanks to streaming platforms — and of course — social media, which tbh, totally stresses him out.
“In today’s world I think kids are losing interest in sitting down and watching TV. Honestly, it would be fun if Henry Danger went on forever — but unfortunately, we grow out of our kid shows. I think Henry Danger is extremely lucky to have lasted so long, but that is because of our wonderful fans,” the 17-year-old star told us. “When it comes to social media, I am personally not a huge fan of social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. I am extremely private, and I just never got into it. Plus, there is like a competition out there to see who can get more followers. It’s a popularity contest.”
Preach! We all can relate to social media sometimes being a negative influence on our lives, especially when the pressures of gaining likes and followers comes into the mix.
“I think it’s terrible to put young kids through that kind of pressure. I get stressed out by it just trying to find a photo to post, I don’t want to post just anything. So some kids get depressed by that kind of stuff — there is also online bullying to take into account regarding social media,” he added. “For me, it’s a great way to talk to fans and maybe even get their feedback on some stuff, but I just feel there are so many negatives that come with it. Especially nowadays — when so many people’s lives revolve around their social media. There are so many other things you could be doing with your time other than posting pictures of yourself doing duck faces and making sure your number of followers goes up.”
While we love a good Instagrammable moment, we totally agree with Sean that social media has it’s downfalls! Take it from him — use it with caution!
He continued, “Don’t get me wrong, social media is great for many things — but kids should not being worrying if they have enough followers or not or if they didn’t get as many ‘likes’ as someone else. They should be outside more and hanging with real people and not worry who is following them. Call me old fashion, but that’s just my opinion. Most people feel otherwise.”
As for the future of children’s television, the “Perfect Crime” singer believes Henry Danger might be the last of its kind. Why? Well, he thinks no one wants to wait for weekly episodes in this binge-watching world we live in. Which like, fair.
“I feel grateful that we are one of the last well watched kids’ TV [shows]. There are so many outlets out there now, like YouTube and Netflix, where you can watch whatever you want and ‘whenever’ you want. Kids don’t want to wait every week for a new episode of their favorite show to come on — they want to watch it now. I switched to YouTube a long time ago for that reason. I think TV might slowly be dying out in general, minus when there are sports events like the Super Bowl,” he said.
Hey, the kid’s got a point! But here’s to hoping Henry Danger lasts as long as possible because it’s serious a Nickelodeon gem, and we can’t imagine a world without it!
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