American actor Hartley Sawyer was fired from the Flash series due to old posts surfacing on the Web containing sexist and racist remarks
This was reported by Variety.
35-year-old American actor Hartley Sawyer was fired from the Flash series, based on DC Comics comics, after his old posts surfaced on the Web containing racist and sexist remarks.
Hartley Sawyer joined the series in season 4, which premiered in 2017. He played the role of Ralph Dibney (Elongating Man). The 6th season of the series ended a month ago.
Sawyer will no longer appear in season 7 of the series. Information about Sawyer’s dismissal was confirmed to journalists on The CW channel, on which the series goes, as well as the producers of the show – Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.
“Hartley Sawyer will not be back for the seventh season of Flash. With regard to Mr. Sawyer’s posts on social networks, we do not allow derogatory remarks aimed at any race, ethnic group, nationality, gender or sexual orientation. Such comments contradict our values and policies, ”the producers said.
Currently, the actor’s posts that caused the scandal have been deleted, but users of social networks managed to collect a collection of screenshots with incorrect statements by the actor.
Basically we are talking about old publications dated 2011-2014. For example, in 2012, Sawyer wrote that “when he was a boy, one of his favorite activities was abducting homeless women and cutting off their breasts.”
In another post, the actor said that “the only thing that prevents him from writing light racist tweets is the understanding that Al Sharpton (political activist, fighter against racism – ed.) Will never stop complaining about them.”
Last week, Hartley published a post on his Instagram, in which he stated that he deeply regrets what was written, and called on that these remarks “were not related to humor, were insulting and unacceptable.”