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Hartley Sawyer Fired From The Flash After Offensive Tweets Surface

Hartley Sawyer has been fired from The Flash after racist and misogynistic tweets surfaced.

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The Flash’s Ralph Dibny couldn’t stretch himself out of this one: At a time when the country faces racial inequality and unrest, offensive tweets making misogynist and/or racist jokes recently surfaced which did not paint a particularly good picture for Hartley Sawyer, the actor who plays him.

Or rather, played him: Hartley Sawyer has been fired from The Flash.

We’re not going to quote what he said here, but do trust that the comments were inappropriate and offensive. The companies behind The Flash took swift action.

“Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for season seven of The Flash,” The CW, producers Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions, and executive producer Eric Wallace said in a statement. “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.”

When Hartley’s tweets surfaced last week, he quickly deleted his Twitter feed and posted an apology on Instagram.

“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,” his own statement said.

Flash showrunner Eric Wallace — who has taken pride in the diversity of the series and is pledging to do more in front of and behind the camera — left a statement of his own.

“This morning, many of you learned that Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for Season Seven of THE FLASH. Concerning his social media tweets, they broke my heart and made me mad as hell,” he wrote. “And they’re indicative of the larger problem in our country. Because at present, our country still accepts and protects the continual harassment — unconscious or otherwise — terrorizing and brutalizing of Black and Brown people, which is far too often fatal. That’s why our country is standing up once again and shouting ‘ENOUGH!’ and taking to the streets to bring about active change.”

“To those who still aren’t sure why so many Americans have taken to the streets to make their voices known, I ask you to consider this: Every time a Black or Brown life is harassed or murdered, as in the case of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and too many others, our entire country fractures and moves further and further away from any moral authority we often claim to have in the world,” he continued.

The Flash is scheduled to return in January 2021 on The CW. There has been no indication on whether or not the role will be cast; since Ralph could change his form, this could be done very easily.

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The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” Airs Tonight – See A Trailer & Clip

Preview trailer and clip promoting the November 30 episode of The Flash, “Armageddon Part 3”

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The third part of The Flash: Armageddon airs tonight (November 30) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW — and we’ve got a preview trailer and a clip to go with the previously-released images and description. You can see the trailer below, and underneath that is the clip, which shows Iris and Allegra investigating Joe’s death.

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The Flash -- "Armageddon, Part 3" -- Image Number: FLA803a_0014r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Cress Williams as Jefferson/Black Lighting -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

BLACK LIGHTNING, RYAN WILDER, ALEX DANVERS AND RYAN CHOI APPEAR — Barry (Grant Gustin) meets Black Lightning (guest star Cress Williams) at the Hall of Justice after things take a dire turn with Despero (guest star Tony Curran). Iris (Candice Patton) suspects something is off with Despero’s vision of the future so she seeks help from a powerful ally. Javicia Leslie, Chyler Leigh and Osric Chau guest star. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen (#803). Original airdate 11/30/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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Flash “Armageddon, Part 5” Description: Mia Queen Returns!

Official description with spoilers for The Flash “Armageddon Part 5” featuring the return of Kat McNamara as Mia Queen!

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Mia Queen (Kat McNamara) of Green Arrow and the Canaries fame shows up in the concluding chapter of The Flash “Armageddon!” Here’s a description for Part 5 which airs December 14 on The CW:

THE EXCITING CONCLUSION TO THE FIVE PART ARMAGEDDON EVENT BRINGS THE RETURN OF MIA QUEEN – The conclusion to Armageddon presents an opportunity for The Flash (Grant Gustin) to end his lifelong battle with Reverse Flash (guest star Tom Cavanagh) for good, but the payoff could be too much for Barry and team to handle. Meanwhile, Mia Queen (guest star Katherine McNamara) drops in from the future looking to save a lost loved one, and she won’t let anything stand in her way. Menhaj Huda directed the episode written by Kristen Kim (#805). Original airdate 12/14/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. 

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Flash “Armageddon Part 3” Photos Released

Preview images for The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” airing November 30 on The CW

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The CW has begun releasing photos from The Flash “Armageddon Part 3” which features an all-star cast, even though for right now Cress Williams’ Black Lightning is the only one to show up in the released photos. (Fortunately, of course, Jefferson Pierce is awesome.) The gallery of photos can be found below; a description from the episode can be found underneath. Look for Part 3 to air on November 30.

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The Flash -- "Armageddon, Part 3" -- Image Number: FLA803a_0014r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash and Cress Williams as Jefferson/Black Lighting -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

BLACK LIGHTNING, RYAN WILDER, ALEX DANVERS AND RYAN CHOI APPEAR — Barry (Grant Gustin) meets Black Lightning (guest star Cress Williams) at the Hall of Justice after things take a dire turn with Despero (guest star Tony Curran). Iris (Candice Patton) suspects something is off with Despero’s vision of the future so she seeks help from a powerful ally. Javicia Leslie, Chyler Leigh and Osric Chau guest star. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen (#803). Original airdate 11/30/2021. Every episode of THE FLASH will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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