‘The Flash’ Star Hartley Sawyer Apologizes For Inappropriate Tweets That Got Him Fired: Is It Enough?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Hartley Sawyer

When Hartley Sawyer’s tweets from 2011-2014 surfaced, The Flash rapidly fired him from the present. Sawyer had tweeted racist and misogynist jokes over time, which Newsweek reported ought to anybody want to learn the extent of his feedback. 

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Hartley Sawyer | Katie Yu/The CW

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Sawyer did difficulty an apology on his Instagram account on June 8. It gained’t get Elongated Man again on The Flash, nevertheless it does present him take duty for his actions.

Hartley Sawyer doesn’t ask to return to ‘The Flash’

In his apology, Sawyer appears to just accept his destiny and take duty for his actions. He additionally apologizes to his coworkers on The Flash for placing them on this scenario. 

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L-R:: Tom Cavanagh, Hartley Sawyer, Kayla Compton and Natalie Dreyfuss | Colin Bentley/The CW

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“I’m not here to make excuses,” Sawyer wrote. “Regardless of the intention, my words matter and they carry profound consequences. And mine can and have caused pain and embarrassment, along with feelings I can only imagine, to supporters and fans, my cast mates, the crew, my colleagues and friends. I owe them all an apology. And I owe each of you an apology. Thank you for holding me accountable.”

Hartley Sawyer is ashamed of his outdated tweets

Sawyer took his Twitter account down, although lots of his inappropriate tweets survive as screencaps. Sawyer assured his followers he regrets all of them.

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Natalie Dreyfuss and Hartley Sawyer | Colin Bentley/The CW

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“My words, irrelevant of being meant with an intent of humor, were hurtful, and unacceptable,” Sawyer wrote. “I am ashamed I was capable of these really horrible attempts to get attention at that time. I regret them deeply. This was not acceptable behavior. These were words I threw out at the time with no thought or recognition of the harm my words could do, and now have done today. I am incredibly sorry, ashamed and disappointed in myself for my ignorance back then.”

Hartley Sawyer has made and continues to make efforts to alter

Key elements in a real apology embrace taking full accountability, and correcting the offense. Hartley did the previous and appears to be dedicated to the latter, however might have extra work to do.

“I want to be very clear: this is not reflective of what I think or who I am now,” Sawyer stated. “Years ago, thanks to friends and experiences who helped me to open my eyes, I began my journey into becoming a more responsible adult – in terms of what I say, what I do, and beyond. I’ve largely kept that journey private, and this is another way that I have let so many down. I still have more work to do. But how I define myself now does not take away the impact of my words, or my responsibility for them. I am very sorry.”

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My phrases, irrelevant of being meant with an intent of humor, had been hurtful, and unacceptable. I’m ashamed I used to be able to these actually horrible makes an attempt to get consideration at the moment. I remorse them deeply. This was not acceptable habits. These had been phrases I threw out on the time with no thought or recognition of the hurt my phrases may do, and now have finished today. I’m extremely sorry, ashamed and disillusioned in myself for my ignorance again then. I need to be very clear: this isn’t reflective of what I believe or who I’m now. Years in the past, due to pals and experiences who helped me to open my eyes, I started my journey into turning into a extra accountable grownup – by way of what I say, what I do, and past. I’ve largely saved that journey non-public, and that is one other approach that I’ve let so many down. I nonetheless have extra work to do. But how I outline myself now doesn’t take away the influence of my phrases, or my duty for them. I’m very sorry.

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One week earlier, Sawyer had tweeted in help of Black Lives Matter protests occurring after the demise of George Floyd.

“I am white,” he wrote. “I have white privilege. For too long, I have not used my platform to advocate for POC. I apologize to all my brothers and sisters. ‘The burden cannot just be on the backs of black people to deal with it’ – @ninaturner #BlackLivesMatter”

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