Hartley Sawyer has just been fired from the CW’s ‘The Flash’ due to racist and misogynistic tweets he posted prior to joining the cast.
The news has been confirmed by the CW and the show’s producers, Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. The producers provided the following statement: “Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for Season 7 of ‘The Flash.’ 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.”
The tweets date from 2012 to 2014, and can be found at this link: https://twitter.com/themirrorin6x17/status/1266586463182995463?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266586463182995463&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fvariety.com%2F2020%2Ftv%2Fnews%2Fthe-flash-hartley-sawyer-fired-racist-tweets-1234627876%2F.
Sawyer issued an apology on Instagram last week, pronouncing that he was “incredibly sorry, ashamed and disappointed in myself for my ignorance back then.” The apology can be found at this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0qvHunr8J/?utm_source=ig_embed.