Netflix have been scrutinised by viewers for hiding tweets suggesting the titular character from Wednesday is part of the LGBTQ+ community.
The official synopsis of the new Tim Burton series on Netflix reads: “Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Wednesday stars Jenny Ortega in the lead role, with many viewers speculating she’s a lesbian. Furthermore, Netflix even promoted the show by using the word ‘Wednesgay’. However, screenshots shared on Twitter show they are hiding tweets which reference Wednesday’s sexuality.
Some fans have pointed out the irony of this when Netflix had previously used promotional material in the run-up to the show’s release this week that featured the word ‘Wednesgay’.
One fan wrote on the social media app: “Netflix hiding every tweet calling wednesday gay like they’re not the ones the one who made promo called “wednesgay.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with Elite Daily, Emma Myers, who plays Enid, revealed she and Ortega discussed the potential relationship between their characters on set. “You know what I always say: ‘And they were roommates’,” she said, the LGBTQ+ meme. “Jenna and I would say that all the time to each other. And that’s all that needs to be said — I think that gets the message across.”
Additionally, Ortega told NME about her pride in Netflix casting Wednesday as Hispanic: “It’s not often that you get the opportunity to play such an iconic character. There were challenges along the way, but we wanted to make this an interesting new version [of Wednesday].”
Of the character’s heritage, she added: “It was also really wonderful to make her Hispanic. I think that was a really cool decision on Netflix’s part and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to [give something back to] young girls that look like me because it was definitely harder growing up [without so many on-screen role models].”