The Flash’s Hartley Sawyer Fired

After numerous offensive/racist tweets resurfaced this week from Hartley Sawyer’s Twitter account, the actor has been fired from his role on The Flash.

Sawyer has played Ralph Dibyn a.k.a the Elongated Man since season four, but following the backlash received from his old tweets, he’s been axed from the show.

It will be interesting to see whether The Flash’s showrunners recast the role or just axe Elongated Man entirely. With Sue Dearborn recently appearing in the show, it seemed Ralph was gearing towards marrying his comic book love interest, but with what’s happened, it’s unclear whether Sue will stick around or leave as well.

While Dibny was one of my favourite characters in the show, you can’t separate the actor from the character and the decision to axe Sawyer was the right one to make.

Published by Comic Book Complex

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3 thoughts on “The Flash’s Hartley Sawyer Fired

  1. That’s a shame. I’d have to see said offensive tweets myself before making any judgment though. People get offended over anything nowadays. If they were genuinely racist, then he deserved it though. Nuff said. 🙂

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      1. I had to really work to find the tweets, which is kind of a shame. Disgusting as they were, evidence and facts DO matter. If you haven’t ready them, here they are:

        If he had been fired for simply saying “all lives matter”, I’d be supporting him. While he claims those were meant in humor, they’re far beyond the realm of good taste or common sense.


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