Apparently there’s such a thing as a parody web series being too good. The hit series “Adult Wednesday Addams” created by Melissa Hunter has disappeared from YouTube after the original creators of “The Addams Family” flagged it.
The web series shot to fame recently when an episode about Wednesday Addams getting her revenge on catcallers went viral and earned her international press coverage — enough to catch the attention of the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, who hold the copyright for the work of American cartoonist Charles Addams.
The decision may be connected to an upcoming reboot of “The Addams Family” as an animated film from MGM, announced last Halloween.
Melissa addressed the show’s disappearance on Facebook. “Thank you for the outpouring of support and concern about the disappearance of Adult Wednesday Addams from the internet. As many of you have seen, the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation flagged the show and, for now, it is off of YouTube. I am working actively on coming to a resolution and will not let Wednesday be caged in internet purgatory. I appreciate your patience and support while I sort this issue out!”
Judging by the flood of dismayed comments, “Adult Wednesday Addams” fans are not going to accept this decision easily.
“Obviously, this is very upsetting that the videos aren’t online,” Melissa said. “Wednesday means so much to me as I know she does to you. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm. Your support every step of the way has meant the world to me.”
She asked her fans not to contact the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, as they are unable to remedy the situation themselves.
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