Hartley Sawyer Fired From 'The Flash' Over Misogynistic Tweets
Updated: Nov 4, 2020
He made his debut in 2017 during Season 4 as a regular and then promoted to part of the main cast for Season 5 and 6. However one twitter user of the name Skai Jackson had recently found historic tweets from the actor as recent as 2014 with misogynistic, homophobic and racist implications.
After the tweets circulated for two weeks, the CW released a statement announcing Sawyer being fired from the show on Monday, June 8, and will NOT be making a return in Season 7
“Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for season seven of The Flash,” reads the statement, obtained by THR. “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 polices, which strive and evolve to promote a safe, inclusive and productive environment for our workforce.” In a tweet, the showrunner Eric Wallace expressed his personal disappointment. “Concerning his social media tweets, they broke my heart and made me mad as hell,” he wrote, in part. “And they’re indicative of the larger problem in our country.
Grant Gustin took to his social media to share the showrunners words which Arrow's Stephen Amell also shared on Twitter
Hartley Sawyer the 35 year old New Yorker had then released a statement on his Instagram post regarding his past tweets. It seems that Elongated Man will not return to Star Labs anymore as a member of Team Flash.
It looks like we'll get some Season 7 rewrites, although the showrunners were building up a story around Ralph and Sue Dibny, we'll have to see how the new story pans out after Covid-19