Percy Hynes White, known for his role in the TV show “Wednesday,” has spoken out against allegations of sexual assault, calling them a “campaign of misinformation.” He posted a statement on Instagram, addressing the allegations that circulated on social media earlier this year. While he didn’t specify the exact allegations, he mentioned that his family has been targeted and received death threats due to the misinformation campaign. Hynes White clarified that the rumors are false and expressed his frustration at being portrayed as someone who is bigoted or negligent of people’s safety.
The allegations against Hynes White originated from a Twitter user who claimed that he had assaulted her at a party in Toronto and had assaulted other women as well. The user accused Hynes White and his friends of hosting parties where underage girls were provided with alcohol and drugs in order to engage in sexual activities. However, the tweet has since been deleted.
Following the initial accusation, similar allegations emerged on Twitter, leading to some fans of the show “Wednesday” calling for Hynes White’s removal from the cast. In response, Hynes White thanked those who have stood by him and helped share the facts, while also urging an end to the harassment directed towards his family, friends, and coworkers.
In the TV series “Wednesday,” Hynes White portrayed the character of Xavier Thorpe, a student at Nevermore Academy with the ability to bring his artwork to life. The show, which gained popularity on Netflix, was renewed for a second season after achieving significant viewership milestones.
Prior to “Wednesday,” Hynes White had appeared in other television shows such as “The Gifted,” “Pretty Hard Cases,” “Transplant,” and “Murdoch Mysteries.”
Despite the allegations, the success of “Wednesday” continued, with the show becoming one of Netflix’s most-watched English-language seasons, garnering billions of hours of viewership within its first month of release. It set records for the most hours viewed in its first week on the platform.
In conclusion, Percy Hynes White has denied the sexual assault allegations against him and emphasized the negative impact of the spread of misinformation. The controversy surrounding him has not hindered the success of the show “Wednesday” on Netflix.