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Actor Hartley Sawyer, who up to recently played Ralph Dibny The Elongated Man has been fired/let go from the CW hit show “The Flash” seems old tweets from as far back as 2012 have resurfaced of Mr. Sawyer making racist and misogynist remarks. Mr. Hartley went on to issue several statements about said Tweets…

“I’m not here to make excuses – regardless of the intention, my words matter and they carry consequences,” Sawyer wrote in the post. “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. I owe them all an apology. And I owe each of you an apology. Thank you for holding me accountable.”

HE GOES ON TO SAY…

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.

No word yet on if the show will replace Mr. Sawyer, or write him off the show. This past season was building up his character and storyline with the introduction of Sue Dearbon, who would eventually become Sue Dibny, Ralph’s wife.

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