It looks like Wednesday season 2 may have to find a new actor to play Xavier Thorpe following sexual assault allegations against Percy Hynes White from various social media users. It began with @milkievich on Twitter accusing the Netflix teen drama star of sexual abuse in a tweet thread that has gone viral.
Since the premiere of the Jenna Ortega starrer Wednesday series – its profound success has been up to par with Stranger Things, in fact, several of its main cast members like the lead actor Ortega, who also bagged a Golden Globes nom and the fan-favorite Emma Myer‘s Enid have seen a sharp rise in their fanbase due to the show’s popularity and similarly, Percy Hynes White has also been in the spotlight but the recent turn of events has raised concerns among fans if the actor should be involved in season 2.
It should be noted that no formal complaint has been filed yet and the sex crime allegations against White, while the statements come from several women – their claims are unverified as of this writing. The Twitter thread goes into detail, alleging Hynes White of assaulting her and “multiple” friends when the actor was in the age of 17 and 20 living in Toronto, as Mary Sue also reports.
White has not responded to the allegations yet but the Wednesday star has limited commenting access on his official Instagram account. Meanwhile, neither of the cast members has reacted to these assertions including Ortega. However, it isn’t stopping Addams fans from asking for the removal of Percy Hynes White from the Tim Burton series. Readers can check it out in the reactions below.
knowing that me and my friend's shocked, sick to our stomach reactions to seeing Percy Hynes White in our new favorite show is finally and my experience at his party in high school being justified cus yall are LISTENINGGGG . thank you
— aries 🇪🇸🇬🇧PINNED #cancelpercy (@milkievich) January 19, 2023
Fans of ‘Wednesday’ call for Percy Hynes White to be removed from the cast following allegations of sexual assault. pic.twitter.com/JFWIlg6Y9Q
— Pop Base (@PopBase) January 20, 2023
“i hope he isn’t on wednesday s2” okay well i hope he isn’t allowed on the streets anymore
— ZIGGIE DAY🎉 (@snemps) January 19, 2023
“percy hynes white allegations” there not allegations, allegations are when there’s no proof but there’s so much proof that’s it’s actually scary. i’ll always believe it he victim first, i hope he gets what’s coming or they at least take him out of wednesday and recast xavier pic.twitter.com/ybKWdhnYhC
— 🤦🏽♀️ (@nutz_dezzz) January 19, 2023
— Wednesday Addams 🖤 (@MissAddams1) January 19, 2023
— Armine (@armeniangirl02) January 19, 2023
my honest reaction: pic.twitter.com/LAGBiJuCv2
— ⛧𝖈𝖆𝖗𝖓𝖆𝖌𝖊⛧ (@lucklesscunt) January 19, 2023
instead of saying "cancel" percy hynes white, say ARREST percy hynes white. he's a criminal, not an influencer acting out.
— S⭐️ (@CLRICWILL) January 19, 2023
Me going on Twitter and seeing all the Percy Hynes White controversy pic.twitter.com/7SNlfRvSPP
— Jak #RenewMindhunter (@Jak70760853) January 19, 2023
its been a crazy week. percy hynes white was exposed for doing unspeakable things, joey king (mother) rescued aaron taylor-johnson from his groomer wife, and miley cyrus ended the shit out of liam hemsworth. let us reflect pic.twitter.com/07mQpKEwLq
— Natalie ♡˖ OR2 IS COMING (@liviesupremacy) January 19, 2023
Me scrolling through the Percy Hynes White threads and seeing THOSE pictures. pic.twitter.com/pSb38wAN4h
— abby (@ajjjxjx) January 19, 2023
— lamogliarx (@lamogliarx) January 19, 2023
— ˗ˏˋ nat´ˎ˗ (@stars4nat) January 20, 2023
White’s character Xavier Thorpe is introduced as a Nevermore student and eventually gets tied into Addams’ arc. Similar to other gifted students, Thorpe can manipulate art into reality but he’s mainly shown fighting against Tyler (Hunter Doohan) due to his love for Wednesday.
The cameras are yet to roll for the production of Wednesday season 2 and it shouldn’t come as a surprise since Netflix only confirmed the renewal in early January.
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