‘The Flash’ Stars React After Hartley Sawyer Gets Fired for Offensive Tweets

by Jeremy Spirogis
Hartley Sawyer

The Flash simply had a significant casting shakeup when Hartley Sawyer was fired for tweeting offensive feedback. Here’s how a few of his former co-stars have responded to the information.

Hartley Sawyer
Hartley Sawyer | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Sawyer’s
offensive tweets from the previous obtained him fired from ‘The Flash’

As reported by Newsweek, Sawyer had beforehand tweeted racist language and made mild of sexual assault. His Twitter account has now been deleted, however not earlier than customers might seize screenshots of the actor’s previous social media exercise. In an Instagram post, Sawyer issued an apology for his earlier statements. His post reads partially:

“My words, irrelevant of being meant with an intent of humor, were hurtful, and unacceptable. 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.”

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My phrases, irrelevant of being meant with an intent of humor, have 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 have been phrases I threw out on the time with no thought or recognition of the hurt my phrases might do, and now have accomplished 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 buddies and experiences who helped me to open my eyes, I started my journey into changing into a extra accountable grownup – when it comes to what I say, what I do, and past. I’ve largely stored that journey personal, and that is one other means 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 impression of my phrases, or my duty for them. I’m very sorry.

A post shared by Hartley Sawyer (@hartleysawyer) on May 30, 2020 at 11:59am PDT

Several days after Sawyer’s apology, The Flash lower ties with him for the inflammatory tweets, and a few of Sawyer’s co-stars weighed in on the information.

Grant
Gustin and Danielle Panabaker shared phrases from the showrunner

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In
a tweet, The Flash showrunner, Eric Wallace, defined the reasoning
behind Sawyer’s dismissal from the present. Sawyer’s co-star, Danielle
Panabaker, retweeted the assertion, and star, Grant Gustin, shared it to
Instagram.

While
Panabaker opted to not add a remark to the retweet, Gustin added the next
caption to his Instagram post:

A STATEMENT FROM OUR LEADER AND SHOWRUNNER, ERIC WALLACE. — **

I don’t have a lot so as to add as a result of Eric’s ideas are acknowledged so eloquently and powerfully.

I’ll say I used to be shocked, saddened and indignant after I noticed the tweets. Words matter.

Grant Gustin by way of Instagram

Wallace’s tweet learn partially:

This morning, lots of you discovered that Hartley Sawyer won’t be returning for Season 7 of The Flash. Concerning his social media tweets, they broke my coronary heart and made me mad as hell. And they’re indicative of the bigger drawback in our nation. Because at current, our nation nonetheless accepts and protects the continuous harassment — unconscious or in any other case — terrorizing, and brutalizing of Black and Brown individuals, which is way too usually deadly. That’s why our nation is standing up as soon as once more and shouting, “ENOUGH!” and taking to the streets to result in energetic change.

Eric Wallace by way of Twitter

Danielle
Nicolet posted her ideas about Hartley Sawyer on Instagram

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The Flash actress, Danielle Nicolet, took to Instagram to share her ideas on Harley Sawyer’s firing.

It’s a heartbreaking reality of life that today just isn’t the primary time I’ve discovered that somebody I do know, or work with, just isn’t essentially who they current themselves to be. At least to not MY face… My Black Face… It’s unhappy and disappointing, nevertheless it’s not stunning. This is a big a part of the black expertise, and in addition being a girl.

If we study nothing from the occasions which have arisen from George Floyd’s brutal homicide, it’s that this SHOULDN’T be our expertise. It CANNOT be. Not Anymore. It is NOT OKAY to permit a tradition of racism, misogyny, homophobia and anti-Semitism to thrive within the office, on the dinner desk or on social media.

I maintain no sick will towards my former castmate, or anybody who’s on their journey towards self-betterment. As an African American girl, I used to be raised to “forgive them, for they know not what they do”. Forgive is what we should do, as a result of with out it the ache is an excessive amount of to bear, and with out it we stifle our progress as compassionate human beings.

That mentioned, when you already know higher, you’re required to do higher. These previous few weeks have been a crash course for this nation. I, and each different African American anticipate higher transferring ahead. Because we matter. BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. Please check out the assertion from our fearless chief [Eric Wallace] — who’s mentioned what must be mentioned higher than I ever might.

Danielle Nicolet by way of Instagram

The Flash will
return for season 7 on The CW for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. Until then,
followers can relive the motion with earlier seasons now streaming on Netflix.

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