‘The Flash’ Actor Hartley Sawyer Fired After Skai Jackson Exposes Racist & Sexist Tweets

‘The Flash’ Actor Hartley Sawyer Fired After Skai Jackson Exposes Racist & Sexist Tweets

Actress Skai Jackson, has made it her business to expose all racists on Twitter, self-proclaiming herself as the “Queen Of Exposing Racists” on her Twitter account.  The actress has used her page and her celebrity status to post receipts from various social media platforms, of people who have said something that was considered racist.

This comes weeks after George Floyd (May 25), an unarmed black man, was killed by police officers using excessive force while detaining him. It led to protests around America seeking justice for George Floyd, justice against police brutality, and racial equality.

Skai Jackson’s latest subject is now former ‘The Flash’ star Hartley Sawyer.  She wrote on June 5th,

“Hartley Sawyer you’ve been exposed.”

She added old tweets allegedly posted by the actor, prior to joining The CW series, which have resulted in him being fired from the show. On Monday (June 8th), a statement from The CW, Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions and executive producer Eric Wallace released a statement on Hartley Sawyer’s firing:

“Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for season seven 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 policies, which strive and evolve to promote a safe, inclusive and productive environment for our workforce.”
One of Hartley Sawyer’s allegedly old tweet reads,
“The only thing keeping me from doing mildly racist tweets is the knowledge that Al Sharpton would never stop complaining about me.”
Another from 2014 says,
“Enjoyed a secret boob viewing at an audition today.”
Two disturbing tweets from 2012 read:
“As a lad, one of my favorite activities was kidnapping homeless women and cutting off their breasts”
“Date rape myself so I don’t have to masturbate.”
See more of his tweets below:
CNN has reportedly been in contact with the anonymous person who posted the screenshots, stating that they released them after Hartley Sawyer made a comment about Black Lives Matter.
Without confirming nor denying the tweets, Hartley Sawyer released a statement on his Instagram, May 30, shortly after the screenshots flooded the internet, saying:
“I’m not here to make excuses – regardless of the intention, my words matter and they carry profound consequences.  And mine can and have caused pain and embarrassment along with feelings I can only imagine, to supporters and fans, my cast mates, the crew, my colleagues and friends.
He added,
“I owe them all an apology. And I owe each of you an apology, Thank you for holding me accountable.”

The executive producer of “The Flash,” Eric Wallace, posted a statement saying the tweets “broke my heart and made me mad as hell.”





Hartley Sawyer has since deleted his Twitter.

Skai Jackson isn’t only calling out racists on her Twitter, she also reached out Kim Kardashian-West for help to get imprisoned black people released from jail.





What are your thoughts on Hartley Sawyer tweets, and him being fired from ‘The Flash?’ Lets us know in the comments!

 

 





Authored by: Demi Lobo