Hartley Sawyer, who stars as Ralph Dibney a.k.a. Elongated Man on “The Flash,” just increased the unemployment rate because he has been fired over his racist and misogynistic tweets.
A Twitter user gathered a collection of Harley’s offensive and disturbing tweets for all to see.
Peep the tweets:
As you can see Hartley has a pretty depraved mind.
Ironically, well…not so ironically, Hartley got exposed on Twitter a day after he posted about his white privilege and not using his platform to advocate for people of color:
After being exposed, Hartley Sawyer tried to get out in front of it and issued this apology:
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.
I am incredibly sorry, ashamed and disappointed in myself for my ignorance back then. I want to be very clear: this is not reflective of what I think or who I am now.
Years ago, thanks to friends and experiences who helped me to open my eyes, I began my journey into becoming a more responsible adult – in terms of what I say, what I do, and beyond. I’ve largely kept that journey private, and this is another way that I have let so many down. I still have more work to do.
But how I define myself now does not take away the impact of my words, or my responsibility for them.
I am very sorry.
See the original post below:
“The Flash” writer and showrunner Eric Wallace released the following statement in regards to Harley Sawyer’s termination:
Danielle Nicolet, who plays Cecile Horton on the show, took to social media to share her reaction to Hartley Sawyer’s firing.
It’s a heartbreaking fact of life that today is not the first time I have learned that someone I know, or work with, is not necessarily who they present themselves to be. At least not to MY face… My Black Face… It’s sad and disappointing, but it’s not shocking. This is a significant part of the black experience, and also being a woman. If we learn nothing from the events that have arisen from George Floyd’s brutal murder, it is that this SHOULDN’T be our experience. It CANNOT be. Not Anymore. It is NOT OKAY to allow a culture of racism, misogyny, homophobia and anti-Semitism to thrive in the workplace, at the dinner table or on social media.
I hold no ill will toward my former castmate, or anyone who is on their journey toward self-betterment. As an African-American woman, I was raised to “forgive them, for they know not what they do”. Forgive is what we must do, because without it the pain is too much to bear, and without it we stifle our growth as compassionate human beings.
That said, when you know better, you are required to do better. These past few weeks have been a crash course for this country. I, and every other African-American expect better moving forward. Because we matter. BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. ✊?
See her original post below:
Welp. Unfortunately, you past can always come back to haunt you.
Ask Mark Wahlberg.