Twitter Reacts to Netflix Hiding Tweets Suggesting 'Wednesday' is Gay

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Sunday December 4, 2022
Originally published on November 28, 2022

Emma Myers as Enid and Jenna Ortega as Wednesday in 'Wednesday'
Emma Myers as Enid and Jenna Ortega as Wednesday in 'Wednesday'  (Source:Netflix)

Netflix reportedly hid tweets suggesting that Wednesday Addams — the title character in the streamer's "Addams Family" spinoff "Wednesday" — is LGBTQ+, NME reports.

The article reported on PopCrave posting a combination image of a promotional tweet for the show from Netflix that called Wednesday — who is played by Jenna Ortega — the "queen of the snapback, and three screens' worth of "hidden replies" in which fans talked about whether the character is gay.

"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'," NME added.

This led, unsurprisingly, to accusations of queerbaiting on Netflix's part, the article added, especially since "viewers have been shipping Wednesday with her friend Enid Sinclair, arguing that the mismatched friends have better chemistry that either character does with their respective male love interests.

"A scene in the final episode where the pair share a hug was quickly called 'the most romantic' moment of the entire series," NME noted.

Have a look at some of the other responses at Twitter, below.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.