Why People Are Boycotting Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Over Tim Burton?

Tim Burton, the Executive Producer and Director of Netflix’s hit series ‘Wednesday,’ is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons again.

Instead of being celebrated for the success of his new show, he’s probably hurting it because some viewers are boycotting it or accusing him of being racist towards black people.

Social media is calling out Tim Burton for making the black characters in Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ series painted out to be villains.


The problem with this is back in 2016. Burton made disturbing and questionable comments about black and brown people not fitting his aesthetics during his interview with Rachel Simon for Bustle.

Burton speaks about onscreen diversity: “Things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct, like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black – I used to get more offended by that than just – I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.”

They have reportedly only been two black people cast as leads in Tim Burton’s films, and they were both villains. Samuel L. Jackson in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childern and Ken Page voiced Oogie Boogie, a character named after a black slur, which is inspired by Cab Calloway and with personality traits of loving gumbo made of bugs, gambling, and jazz.

Now, people believe he’s trolling because he cast black characters in this but made them villains to take a dig at people who had a problem with his 2016 comments.

What are your thoughts?

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