‘Ned’s Declassified’ star Lindsey Shaw got sound advice from her “one Black friend” about how to handle her TikTok backlash for seemingly mocking Black creators — but she went rogue, and now has a bigger mess to clean up.
Daniel Curtis Lee, who played Cookie, Lindsey’s on-screen BFF on the Nickelodeon sitcom, tells TMZ … Lindsey hit him up shortly after her inbox was flooded with hateful comments about her since-deleted video reaction to a TikTok dance trend.
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He says he specifically advised her that if she was going to respond to racism accusations, it would be best if she dealt with it in a lighthearted way. Instead, Daniel says Lindsey chose the “crying route,” which he says only triggered a feeding frenzy.
As we reported, Lindsey said the backlash was so intense it drove her to quit social media altogether. She posted a tear-filled vid, saying the hate was too much to handle.
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Lindsey also said that the intent of her initial video was to point out generational differences between millennials and Gen Zers … nothing racial.
Daniel says, simply put, his friend of 20 years gave a non-tasteful take, but he does NOT see the 9 words she uttered as racist.
That being said … Daniel says her reaction video clearly offended people … and he offers advice (AGAIN!!!) on how she can best handle this going forward.