Jennette McCurdy Literally Screamed In Terror As She Set Off A Confetti Cannon, And People Have Questions

After letting out a blood-curdling scream, Jennette poked fun at her dramatic reaction as she joked: “That’s what my next memoir’s about!”

At the weekend, Jennette McCurdy celebrated a huge milestone as it was revealed that her critically acclaimed memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, had spent 80 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Jennette McCurdy on red carpet wearing a strapless dress with a large bow, choker necklace, and hair in a ponytail

Jennette shared a video of herself to mark the occasion with her social media followers, and her extreme reaction to a confetti cannon took viewers by surprise.

Jennette McCurdy

“Ahhh, fuck, I’m scared, OK?” Jennette adds. “Fuck, I hate… This is a bad idea; I hate loud noises!”

Jennette McCurdy

Eventually, the cannon goes off, and Jennette dramatically jumps as she lets out a blood-curdling scream while covering her ears and shutting her eyes.

Jennette McCurdy

As the confetti falls onto her, Jennette appears sheepish. She laughs once again and admits: “My heart’s pounding so fast right now, my heart is racing.”

Jennette McCurdy

Taking a deep breath, she adds: “I can hardly breathe, oh my god, that was the scariest thing I’ve ever experienced.”

Jennette McCurdy

Jennette then jokes: “That’s what my next memoir’s about!”


thank you for making igmmd a nyt bestseller for 80 weeks. and still the #1 audiobook 🙏 i’m celebrating

♬ original sound - Jennette McCurdy
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Needless to say, Jennette’s dramatic reaction to the cannon going off was completely unexpected, and fans couldn’t help but wonder why she’d opted for the cannon despite her apparent fear of loud noises.

“Girl you could’ve just tossed some sprinkles into the air it’s okay 😭😭❤️” one person commented on Jennette’s TikTok.

“You didn't have to risk your life like that for us 😭,” somebody else echoed. One more advised: “Next time, do a confetti curtain, so you just pull the string and it just gently falls, no noise 💖"

“I’ve never seen such a real video in my entire life,” another viewer joked, while somebody else agreed: “The scream followed by 😌😁 is so utterly relatable.”

The video also went viral when it was posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, by the celebrity gossip account PopCrave. At the time of writing, their tweet has been seen more than 47 million times and racked up tens of thousands of likes and retweets.

One popular quote-tweet simply reads: “the scream?! 😭”

the scream?! 😭

— Mika (@0pvlent) May 12, 2024
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While somebody else wrote: “I have been thinking about this for hours. Why did she open it in the first place? That is absolute terror on her face 😭😭😭”

“Not to be rude but I feel like she coulda just bought confetti and threw it in the air instead of doing this if she was terrified of loud noises, which—judging from that blood curdling scream she very much is???” another user tweeted.

Others expressed their empathy for Jennette as they admitted that they respond similarly to unpredictable loud noises. 

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