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.
why are all the black characters in Wednesday bullies tim burton is so nasty and racist— j (@pokingitout) November 24, 2022
they called tim burton racist and now all the black characters in wednesday are the bullies lmaooo— AYIKO/RU/ (@Prettyroaches) November 23, 2022
WEDNESDAY: I really wanted to like it but I think it’s unforgivable that all the black characters are either bullies or morally compromised. And why is Wednesday hostile towards them? Wtf. What kind of ridiculous writing is this?— Sahar Ghumkhor (@theprimalplot) November 25, 2022
so the new wednesday show is made by tim burton which is already a red flag…and now yall telling me the only black character is the antagonist??? why is no one connecting those dots😭 i thought we were better than this— 𖤐syonne𖤐 (@sighingon) November 27, 2022
Now that you mention it, Wednesday really got beef with every Black character on the show… 🧐 pic.twitter.com/4eBbKy1it7— Queen Jay (@QueenJay2017) November 27, 2022
enjoying watching Wednesday, already on episode 3 but Tim Burton is not as subtle as he wants to be because why is every character Wednesday has beef with… Black? The siren, Bianca and that kid who's the son of the mayor, who also seems shifty… it's weird.— wiktoria ~ she/her (@lunemalinee) November 24, 2022
Okay Wednesday is cute BUT I am not a fan of all the Black characters being the villains— 🦋 (@NYALLAHmusic) November 28, 2022
t*m b*rton gave us latina wednesday addams but he also made the only black characters villains so . one step forward 67 steps back— dylan (@twoheadedmother) November 27, 2022
Now why Wednesday got beef with every black character 😭💀💀— Able Sisters’ fitting room needs a cart (@__lohan) November 26, 2022
Wednesday kinda beefing with all the black characters on the show… And it’s only 4.— Jamirepoix (@willworkforsex) November 26, 2022
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?