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'Wednesday' fans call for removal of Percy Hynes White amid sexual assault allegations

By AYIE LICSI Published Jan 20, 2023 6:11 pm

Trigger warning: This article contains accounts of sexual assault.

Fans of the Netflix hit series Wednesday have called for the removal of actor Percy Hynes White from the cast as he faces sexual assault allegations.

A Twitter user, @milkievich, made claims against the actor, alleging the incidents happened when he was between 17 and 20 in high school in Toronto. White and his friends allegedly threw parties to "explicitly invite women they thought were hot so they could get them drunk and high enough to have sex with them."

The accusations also said the actor would lie about his age to "pursue, have sex with, and abuse" a girl who was aged 13 or 14 at the time.

She also accused the 21-year-old actor of assaulting multiple women, calling them names when he got turned down, and sharing the girls' nudes online against their will.

Other people have also come out with accusations against the Wednesday star, saying that he would send "weird" photos to minors. One user also posted a video of him uttering a racial slur.

Since the allegations, comments on White's Instagram have been limited and he has yet to comment on the issue.

"#CancelPercy" was also started on Twitter with fans calling for his removal from the series.

"Hey, @netflix. Percy Hynes White needs to be removed from the cast of Wednesday right now. Rapists don't deserve to be in the spotlight. You need to protect your female actors, as well as all the young girls who are now looking up to a sexual predator. Do something about that," one user wrote.

"'I hope he isn't on Wednesday season 2,' okay well I hope he isn't allowed on the streets anymore," another added.

"Remove this pedophile, racist, and abuser from the series. We don't want someone like that in a series with so much recognition that is emerging. We don't want to give recognition to a person like him. Remove Percy!! #cancelpercy," a netizen said.

White starred on Wednesday as Xavier Thorpe, one of Jenna Ortega's love interests. The show became an instant hit and beat out Stranger Things as the most-watched Netflix show in a single week in its November premiere.