Netflix And Tim Burton Called Out For Racist Portrayals Of Black Characters In ‘Wednesday’

Netflix‘s new series Wednesday has had viewers locked in since its debut. The series premiered on Nov. 23, and TV Line reports that it has racked up over 340 million viewer hours during its first week.

The plot of the supernatural series revolves around the teenage daughter of Addams family, Wednesday Adams. Legendar storyteller Tim Burton directed the first four episodes and executive produced the series. The show features a diverse cast, with serval Latin actors in lead roles, including Jenna Ortega as Wednesday and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia. The cast also includes Nigerian actress Joy Sunday and Hollywood newcomer Iman Marson.

Viewers were happy to see the Black and brown cast upon the premiere of the series. Ortega is the first non-white actress cast in the lead role of a Burton production. However, as the show progressed, fans noticed some racist undertones and microaggressions. Viewers have expressed distaste for Black characters portraying villains, bullies and corrupt individuals. claims that because of these typecasts, Burton has been hit with accusiations of being raciest. Viewers are also calling out Netflix for being tone deaf to what’s happening on the show.

Although the show seems to be gaining viewers daily, some have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions.

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