Hartley Sawyer was this week fired from The Flash for unearthed misogynistic and racist tweets. The actor has been on the show for three series portraying Ralph Dibny or the Elongated Man before he was sacked for tweets that weren’t fitting with the show’s message.
Eric Wallace, show runner for The Flash slammed the actions of Sawyer in a statement that stated that he was committed to bringing ‘permanent change’ to the working environment on set. The show is for ‘all families’ and he promised to find Black and Brown cast and crew to work with in future.
Grant Gustin, lead of the show, also admonished the actor’s actions in a statement of his own which was later backed up by Arrow star Stephen Amell.
“I don’t have much to add because Eric’s thoughts are stated so eloquently and powerfully. I will say I was shocked, saddened and angry when I saw the tweets. Words matter.”Grant Gustin, Twitter.
There are some fans, however, that haven’t been convinced that the star should have been sacked and they have created a petition to have him restored to the show. It seems as if Wallace is rightly sticking to his guns, however, and will not be restoring him to the show.
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