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Nickelodeon pulls Made by Maddie after accusations it ripped off Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love

  • The Nick Jr. preschool show attracted criticism earlier this week when many on social media, including Cherry himself, noticed similarities between the show and his Oscar-winning short film. Made by Maddie's producers responded by saying the show had been in the works before Hair Love was released in August 2019. "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,” Nickelodeon said in a statement Friday. “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. 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.”

    TOPICS: Made by Maddie, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Matthew A. Cherry, Kids TV