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The Flash” actor Hartley Sawyer, who plays Ralph Dibny/The Elongated Man on The CW collection, has been ousted after many problematic Twitter posts recently resurfaced.

Sawyer’s Twitter account no for a longer period exists, but The Hollywood Reporter and Leisure Weekly report his posts, shared prior to his work on “The Flash,” were being racist, homophobic, sexist and built reference to sexual assault.

“Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for Time 7 of The Flash,” go through a statement issued to United states of america Nowadays by the network, Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and Eric Wallace, an executive producer for the display. “In regards to Mr. Sawyer’s posts on social media, we do not tolerate derogatory remarks that goal any race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. Such remarks are antithetical to our values and polices, which try and evolve to endorse a risk-free, inclusive and effective environment for our workforce.”

United states Right now has arrived at out to Sawyer for remark. 

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Sawyer, 35, issued an apology Could 30 by using Instagram expressing remorse to his followers.

“My words and phrases, irrelevant of remaining intended with an intent of humor, have been hurtful, and unacceptable,” he wrote. “I am ashamed I was able of these truly terrible makes an attempt to get attention at that time. I regret them deeply.

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“This was not satisfactory behavior,” he ongoing. “I am amazingly sorry, ashamed and let down in myself for my ignorance back again then. I want to be incredibly crystal clear: this is not reflective of what I imagine or who I am now.”

“The Flash” showrunner Eric Wallace wrote in a statement shared late Monday by star Grant Gustin that Sawyer’s tweets “broke my heart and built me mad as hell,” noting “they are indicative of the bigger issue in our nation.”

Wallace vowed to “keep on to uncover Black and Brown writers, administrators, actors and producers of all genders to assistance inform FLASH tales. Their tales are aspect of the American narrative, far too, and will have to be heard.” 

Gustin included that he was “shocked, saddened and indignant” soon after seeing Sawyer’s posts.

“Terms matter,” he wrote.

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My phrases, irrelevant of staying intended with an intent of humor, ended up hurtful, and unacceptable. I am ashamed I was able of these seriously terrible attempts to get interest at that time. I regret them deeply. This was not appropriate conduct. These had been phrases I threw out at the time with no considered or recognition of the hurt my phrases could do, and now have finished today. I am exceptionally sorry, ashamed and dissatisfied in myself for my ignorance back again then. I want to be extremely very clear: this is not reflective of what I assume or who I am now. Decades in the past, thanks to good friends and encounters who assisted me to open up my eyes, I started my journey into getting to be a extra responsible grownup – in conditions of what I say, what I do, and beyond. I’ve mainly stored that journey non-public, and this is another way that I have let so a lot of down. I nevertheless have a lot more perform to do. But how I outline myself now does not consider absent the effect of my words, or my obligation for them. I am really sorry.

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The day prior, Sawyer experienced shared a message on Instagram voicing his support for the Black Lives Make a difference movement. “I am white. I have privilege. For much too extensive, I have not employed my platform to advocate for POC. I apologize to all my brothers and sisters.”

He also incorporated a estimate attributed to previous Ohio state senator Nina Turner: “The burden can’t just be on the backs of black people to deal with it.”

Sawyer’s firing will come at a time of nationwide protests spurred by the Might 25 demise of George Floyd thanks to police brutality. 

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Past week, the creator of The CW’s “Riverdale” vowed to to make variations amid the connect with for racial equality. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as an government producer, released a statement to social media in assistance of actress Vanessa Morgan, who expressed frustration with how black people today are represented in media.  

“Fatigued of how black persons are portrayed in Media, tired of us getting portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry terrifying folks,” the actress said in a statement shared to Twitter. “Fatigued of us also being applied as aspect kick non dimensional people to our white prospects. Or only used in the adverts for variety but not basically in the display.”

“We listen to Vanessa. We love Vanessa. She’s ideal,” Aguirre-Sacasa stated in a assertion  of the actress, who has played Toni Topaz considering the fact that 2017. “We’re sorry and we make the exact same guarantee to you that we did to her. We will do much better to honor her and the character she performs. As perfectly as all of our actors and people of shade.”

“Riverdale will be element of the movement, not outside the house it.”

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