NICKELODEON REMOVES ANIMATED SERIES ‘MADE BY MADDIE’ FOLLOWING PUBLIC BACKLASH OF PLAGIARIZING ‘HAIR LOVE’
Written by thrilliant on September 7, 2020
Nickelodeon has pulled its animated Tv series “Made by Maddie” following the uproar surrounding the show. “Made by Maddie” is accuse of plagiarizing the Oscar-winning short film “Hair Love” after the Nick Jr. show’s trailer aired, and fans pointed out similarities between the two works.
In a statement released, Nickelodeon said: “‘Made by Maddie’ is a show we acquired several years ago from Silvergate Media, a renowned production company we have previously worked with on other series. Since announcing the show’s premiere date this week, we have been listening closely to the commentary. Criticism and concern coming from both viewers and members of the creative community.”
Nickelodeon continued: “In response, and out of respect to all voices in the conversation. We are removing the show from our schedule as we garner further insight into the creative journey of the show. We are grateful to Silvergate Media for all of their work. And we hold Matthew A. Cherry and the wonderful and inspiring ‘Hair Love’ in the highest regard.”
“Made by Maddie” was due to premiere on September 13, with its trailer launching on August 29.