The famous actor Hartley Sawyer has been fired from in-demand series ‘The Flash’ when his racist and misogynistic comments on twitter started circulating online. This lead to a widespread backlash that offended various communities.
In his tweets, he made use of offensive language and words. He had tweeted those words before he joined the popular series. There were several references made to sexual assault as well as racist and homophobic language. Since the last two weeks, the screenshots of his misogynistic tweets are circulating around twitter and other social media platforms. Through his twitter account has been deleted he is to pay the consequences for choosing inappropriate words.
The network announced Hartley Sawyer’s removal from the series in a statement. He featured as Ralph Dibny since 2017 in “The Flash”.
“Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for season seven of The Flash,” read a statement from The CW, producers Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions and executive producer Eric Wallace.
“In regards to Mr. Sawyer’s posts on social media, we do not tolerate derogatory remarks that target any race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. Such remarks are antithetical to our values and police, which strive and evolve to promote a safe, inclusive and productive environment for our workforce,” it added.
The news of his firing came while the citizens of US continue their protest against prevailing racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Showrunner Eric Wallace also tweeted: “This morning, many of you learned that Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for season seven of The Flash. Concerning his social media tweets, they broke my heart and made me mad as hell. And they’re indicative of the larger problem in our country.”
Sawyer has also made remarks on his previous actions, he has accepted on Instagram that his posts on twitter were hurtful and unacceptable. He also stated that he is a different person today and said that his last words are not what he thinks on this day. He is disappointed in him for being ignorant.