Since its release, Wednesday, a brand-new Netflix television series based on the make-believe world of The Addams Family has generated a lot of discussions. In the eight-episode series, Jenna Ortega captivates audiences so entirely that they let the show break its record for first-day views. But recently, the show has been accused of racism because of the portrayal of specific characters in the show.
The Reason Netflix has been accused of Racism for Wednesday
The choice to cast black actors Iman Marson as the bully and the son of a corrupt mayor and black actress Joy Sunday as the Nevermore Academy’s “mean girl” has drawn significant criticism. The latter also owns Pilgrim World, a tourist attraction with a museum dedicated to colonizers and pilgrims.
When New York Post approached Mike Simpson, Burton’s representative, he quickly brushed the issue off by saying, “I’m not forwarding a comment request this silly to Tim.”
Despite the complaints, Wednesday continues to garner massive Netflix viewership, breaking a record for views on its launch. This success owes a great deal to the acting of the performers, especially the protagonist, Jenna Ortega, who was able to make every Wednesday flawless. You could have even noticed that Ortega doesn’t blink when she’s acting. Netflix provided some information about her work because of this.
Al Gough and Miles Millar, the show’s creators, are already planning the second season. In an interview with TV Line, he revealed that he would like to give more screen time to the other Addams Family members in the new episodes.
We’ve just scratched the surface with those characters, and the actors are excellent in those roles. Catherine is an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea that Wednesday is trying to forge her path outside the family is necessary.