Netflix Just Fired One Of The Stars Of Their Biggest Show Over Allegations

By Douglas Helm | Updated

Percy Hynes White as Xavier in Wednesday

An article from The Daily Mail claims that actor Percy Hynes White has reportedly been written out of the second season of the hit Netflix show Wednesday due to sexual misconduct allegations earlier this year. The allegations stemmed from a Twitter user who shared a thread on Twitter that accused him of assaulting a woman at a party in Toronto and getting women drunk to have sex with him. The thread led to numerous shares and a #cancelpercy hashtag gaining traction.

Percy Hynes White, Xavier on Netflix’s hit series Wednesday, has reportedly been written out of Season 2 due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

A source allegedly close to White’s family told The Daily Mail about Netflix dropping him from Wednesday while also claiming the allegations to be false, saying, “He never took part in any of the false claims against him, which were on Twitter and never followed up or substantiated, and, “For Netflix to drop him from the show is a disgrace.” White himself has also denied the allegations and made a post on Instagram to address them.

In the post, White said, “Earlier this year, somebody I’ve never met started a campaign of misinformation about me online,” adding, “My friend Jane was falsely portrayed as a victim, and her attempts to set the record straight have been ignored.” The Wednesday actor also outright stated the rumors were false while asking for people to stop harassing his friends, family, and co-workers. White mentioned in his post that his family had been doxxed, and his friends had received death threats since the allegations were made.

“Earlier this year, somebody I’ve never met started a campaign of misinformation about me online. My friend Jane was falsely portrayed as a victim, and her attempts to set the record straight have been ignored.”

Percy Hynes White responding to the allegations

Percy Hynes White plays Xavier Thorpe in Wednesday, a fellow student at Nevermoore Academy who can make art come to life. The series was a massive hit for Netflix and received multiple Emmy nominations, including a nomination for lead star Jenna Ortega and an Outstanding Comedy Series nomination. The rapid success of the series led to Netflix quickly green-lighting a second season.

Percy Hynes White in Wednesday

While The Daily Mail article claims that White was written out of Wednesday, Netflix has made no official statement. Instead, the streamer has said that since there are ongoing strikes in Hollywood, no casting decisions have been made for the second season. It remains to be seen if the information this insider provided The Daily Mail turns out to be true and if Netflix is indeed dropping White from the show.

In any case, White has made no statements regarding his status on Wednesday, and co-star Jenna Ortega made glowing statements about White in March, referencing the time they spent sharing an apartment in Romania. Ortega said about White, “Literally, we mothered each other.” White will also be co-starring with Ortega in the upcoming romantic comedy Winter Spring Summer or Fall, which he filmed with Ortega in Utah earlier this year.

Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has publicly made positive statements about Percy Hynes White, and the two will be starring in an upcoming romantic comedy together.

Whether or not Percy Hynes White will be along for the ride, Wednesday will undoubtedly be returning for a second season, though there is no official release date for the season announced yet. It seems likely that the second season’s production will be delayed with WGA writers not writing scripts for the show and SAG-AFTRA actors not filming productions for studios like Netflix. However, you can stream the first season on Netflix now and we’ll keep you updated on news and updates about Wednesday Season 2.