Everyone Is Missing A Major Point About The Drake And Josh Fiasco

22 June 2017, 17:17

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Everyone who is angry at Josh is forgetting one huge detail.

Drake Bell and Josh Peck's friendship (or lack thereof) made headlines this week after Drake's invite to Josh's wedding got lost in the proverbial mail. Josh married longtime girlfriend Paige O'Brien over the weekend, but his former co-star was nowhere to be found. 

In a dramatic set of deleted tweets, Drake disavowed whatever friendship they had left and expressed anger over not being invited to Josh's wedding. 

 

A post shared by Josh Peck (@shuapeck) onJun 19, 2017 at 12:04pm PDT

People are now leaving harsh comments under Josh Peck's photos and insinuating that he is a bad friend. But here's the point that most people are missing from this messy drama. Josh has said the he and Drake are not closeWhy would you invite someone who is not your close friend to your wedding? 

The pair worked alongside each other in the early to mid 2000s, playing step brothers on their eponymous show, Drake and Josh. Before that, the pair were frequent scene partners on The Amanda Show. When Drake and Josh ended in 2007, both actors worked on other projects, and occasionally reunited at Nickelodeon sponsored events and parties. 

Drake Bell and Josh Peck

via Getty/Frazer Harrison

The truth is that 10 years is a long time. The relationship that you saw on-screen between two teenage actors is not the same relationship that may have faded and become frayed over time. 

As a person who has both had a wedding and also not been invited to a co-worker's wedding in the past, I can tell you a few things.

Weddings are expensive and weddings are intimate. After months of planning and stress, you just want to look into a small crowd of your closest friends and family and thank them for being a part of it. Close friends and family does not always include co-workers from 10 years ago. 

We don't actually know what went wrong with Drake and Josh's friendship. What we DO know is that Drake and Josh the people are not Drake and Josh the characters. Friends drift apart; whether that's because one becomes problematic, or because they just lose touch. 

People are projecting their ideas about the show onto real life people and that's unfair to everyone involved. Maybe the pair will sit down and talk about the whole fiasco or maybe they'll never speak again. Either way, your expectations about their friendship have nothing to do with their reality.