Netflix’s Wednesday season 2 is yet to begin production though a new rumor claims actor Percy Hynes White will not return to play Xavier Thrope. A decision prompted by the sexual assault accusations against the star that arose in January 2023. But the actor’s supporters are pushing back with #savePercy while detractors use the hashtag #cancelpercy.
While the series’ stans have longed to see Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams and Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers) paired up, it seemed evident the showrunners would push Xaxier Thrope as Addams’ romantic interest. But that prediction came crashing down when multiple users on Twitter/X began accusing Percy Hynes White of sexual assault and racism.
Percy’s parents denied all claims with the actor also issuing a statement calling it, a “Campaign of Misinformation”. While fans expected an investigation into the allegations, there were no updates from Netflix as well. However, DailyMail says Percy Hynes White won’t appear in Wednesday season 2 as Netflix has “written out” his character.
The portal also states their source is an individual associated with the close circles of Percy’s family. However, Netflix informed DailyMail that they are unable to decide on casting at the moment due to the ongoing strike. Similarly, neither is Percy Hynes White in a position to respond to the report due to the Actors Strike barring him from addressing an AMPTP-produced project.
Percy Hynes White also had a twitter account that depicted explicit racist comments against celebrities and support for Trump's remarks on building a wall to keep out Mexicans. He deleted his acc the day the accusations broke out. He is anything but a decent person #cancelpercy https://t.co/2bKwPLuVBy
— van (the bee) (@vannyteas) September 5, 2023
The way this would change absolutely not shit about the plot crying. https://t.co/lTTx2EM1uY
— josabel enjoyer ♤ (@haworthes) September 5, 2023
Not only accused of sexual assault but also of racism, neo-Nazism, misogyny, homophobia and a whole combo of bad things. If you want to know more details, we have the links available, which refute every defense argument of this face.#cancelpercy#investigatepercy https://t.co/SWBWC9bB9d
— Sinclair (@wendigo_alpha1) September 5, 2023
For people who say "innocent until proven guilty" because they have been proven guilty of being racist, misogeneous, homophobic, xenophobic, mocking misfortunes, liking a pedophilia post and violence, he are guilty, if you don't see it honey, is your fucking problem.#cancelpercy https://t.co/uruAf6N6pT
— Noe (@Caitinfire) September 5, 2023
his character is so boring and useless, adds nothing to the storyline
— justys (@lydiaa_24) September 5, 2023
It's embarrassing some adults saying "Innocent until proven guilty" in such a serious case, clueless people and scruples. If he was innocent he wouldn't have been in hiding for 6 months,he would seek his defense but didn't because he is NOT innocent! #cancelpercy https://t.co/s4kWSRnyrV
— Fã clube da Cheli |#cancelpercy (@vismokewatson) September 5, 2023
now we need only someone like variety to confirm it and i can die in peace https://t.co/lyB4hrWMkX
— ortegas.heaven (@ortegasheaven) September 5, 2023
— edin 🐢 (@turtlesinclair) September 5, 2023
I've asked myself once how can you sleep at night knowing everything you've done and not feel any regrets or remorse? if you think its ok to get back to being active like you never did shit, you are sorely mistaken. #cancelpercy #investigatepercy pic.twitter.com/mcepJAfidw
— mot ⚢︎ (@Blwcknoirr) September 4, 2023
— 𝕰𝖛𝖎𝖑 PASTO 🏴☠️ #OPLA (@PastoD11) September 5, 2023
— parker (@fitzddams) September 5, 2023
In the aftermath of the report, detractors are once again reminded of the incidents that played out including the actor’s social media activities that many branded as racist comments. But Hynes White argued in his statement stating it as “examples of me acting in character were presented as hateful.”
If Netflix decided to write out Xavier Thrope, the decision may have occurred before the WGA strike since the writers are highly unlikely to write out the character unless Netflix approached nonunion writers to engage in scabbing. Nonetheless, there appears to be a growing call to replace the actor. Still, readers are cautioned to take this news with a grain of salt.
Meanwhile, Wenclair fans (the femslash ship given by the fandom) are expecting Netflix’s Wednesday season 2 to shift the focus on their favorite characters. Even Ortega has supported the idea, “In a perfect world, we would have been a thing.”
— Alisa Chocersok (@chocersok) September 5, 2023
Guys DO NOT BELIEVE that stupid & unsubstantiated Daily Mail article! It even says NETFLIX has DENIED that #PercyHynesWhite is fired from S2. So if the STREAMER says they've not finalized casting, then these Daily Mail sources are BULLSHIT! It's like the Aries idiocy again -1 pic.twitter.com/2O323cqqV6
— Jessica L (@JessicaMRGLD) September 5, 2023
— Kaylee (@xpunkspirationx) September 5, 2023
— M&N (@olson_swanson7) September 5, 2023
He is increasingly active on social media and there's nothing the haters "#cancelpercy" to do. Sorry, but after all this I see no reason to continue hating Percy. There is no legal record of this, there are no police, and I'm sorry, but internet screenshots are not incriminating.
— Kenny (@zkennyortg) September 4, 2023
Aren't the writer still on strike? Don't think your information is accurate.
If you are reporting what Daily Mail reports, I'm embarrassed for you. https://t.co/QfQ418gpF2
— edgarallanpoe (@CuervaLeonore) September 5, 2023
Netflix’s Wednesday season 2 does not have a release date scheduled by Netflix yet but if the WGA & Actors Strike is resolved by the end of 2023 – fans could be looking at a potential premiere date sometime in 2025.
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