Wednesday’s Percy Hynes White Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations

Wednesday star Percy Hynes White is talking out for the primary time after being accused of sexual assault on-line.

“Hey everybody. There’s one thing I must make clear,” the 21-year-old actor started a Tuesday, June 6, Instagram Story submit. “Earlier this 12 months, any individual I’ve by no means met began a marketing campaign of misinformation about me on-line. Due to this, my household has been doxed, and my mates have acquired dying threats.”

The Gifted alum claimed that along with folks utilizing “underage pictures” and “examples of me performing in character” to current him as “hateful,” his pal “Jane was falsely portrayed as a sufferer,” and that her “makes an attempt to set the document straight have been ignored.”

White wrote that “the rumors are false” and he gained’t settle for folks portraying him as “somebody bigoted, or criminally negligent of individuals’s security.” He continued: “These are the sort of baseless, dangerous claims that may create distrust towards victims.”

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Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in episode 104 of ‘Wednesday’.
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He concluded his submit by calling the unfold of misinformation “distressing,” in addition to thanked his followers for his or her assist. “Harassment of my household, mates and coworkers must cease please,” White wrote. “Thanks for taking the time to learn this.”

Earlier this 12 months, the hashtag #cancelpercy gained momentum on Twitter after a consumer posted a collection of tweets accusing the Fairly Exhausting Instances star of predatory habits, sending pictures of himself to minors and utilizing a racial slur throughout a efficiency. The Twitter thread has since been deleted.

Whereas some followers have known as for White’s Wednesday character, Xavier Thorpe, to be recast within the present’s upcoming season, different followers have proven their assist for White utilizing the hashtag #savepercy.

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“A lot hate right here for a … twitter rumor? Nobody will deal with it bc there is no such thing as a authorized accusations, no authorized proof, just a few twits from ‘and my mut [sic] informed me’ Transferring on!” one fan commented on February 20 submit on Wednesday’s official Instagram web page. One other wrote, “Let issues work legally then blame him till that please assist.”

Netflix has but to formally announce which solid members will return for the collection’ sophomore outing.

White, for his half, has remained shut along with his costar Jenna Ortega and was her date on the 2023 Golden Globes in January — at which she was nominated for Greatest Efficiency by an Actress in a Tv Collection — Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Wednesday Addams.

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Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in episode 101 of ‘Wednesday’.
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“Thanks for the journey, cool man,” the I Like Films star captioned a January 11 Instagram selfie of the 2 of them on the awards present afterparty. The actors are additionally set to star within the upcoming romantic drama Winter Spring Summer season Or Fall collectively.

If you happen to or anybody you realize has been sexually abused, name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A educated employees member will present confidential, judgment-free assist in addition to native sources to help in therapeutic, recovering and extra.