Another day, another smash-hit Netflix TV series that is nonetheless courting controversy. Wednesday has proven to be the perfect alternate Thanksgiving viewing this week, with folks loving the Addams Family reimagining and especially Jenna Ortega’s unbeatable turn as the iconic gothic teen. Unfortunately, not all aspects of the show are going down so well online. And, fairly or unfairly, director Tim Burton is bearing the brunt of their scorn.
On top of Wednesday’s love interest receiving little love from the fans, folks are also blasting Wednesday for delivering inclusivity in the absolute worst way. The series features a couple of major Black characters in its ensemble cast, which ordinarily would be a good thing, but the unfortunate truth is that both of them are portrayed as bullies and enemies of Wednesday.
The characters in question are Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday), the queen bee mean girl of Nevermore Academy, and Lucas Wilson (Iman Marson), a normie bully and son of the town of Jericho’s crooked mayor.
Given that Burton has a checkered history when it comes to diversifying his projects, Twitter users are zeroing in on this egregious issue, with many laying the blame for this troubling depiction of Wednesday‘s Black characters at Burton’s doorstep.
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