The Flash Showrunner Eric Wallace Sounds Off on Hartley Sawyer Firing

Photo Credit: The Flash, The CW

Some days the boss must set the record straight. The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace penned a very honest statement on the Hartley Sawyer controversy, via Twitter.

In case you missed it, Hartley Sawyer (Ralph Dibney) was fired from The Flash this morning for several racist and misogynistic tweets. Wallace comes out of the gate with his true feelings for the entire ordeal. He expresses “Concerning his social media tweets, they broke my heart and made me mad as hell.”

Wallace continues to discuss the current protests and the fact that Black and Brown people are under attack. He also commits to adding more Black and Brown writers, actors, directors, writers and producers to The Flash. He stresses “Their stories are part of the American narrative, too, and must be heard”.

Wallace, an African American man, goes on to speak towards the injustice of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. He ends the address with one powerful phrase: Black Lives Matter.

Check out his full statement below:

Geek Confidential on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher

Written by Melodie Aikels

Leave a Reply