Hartley Sawyer got fired from CW Flash after a user on Twitter exposed his offensive tweets. He played the role of Ralph Dibny/the Elongated Man in the series. His character was introduced in Season 4. According to Flash’s producers, he won’t be appearing in the seventh season. Flash”s Season 6 ended with a huge cliffhanger, Iris is still stuck in the mirror dimension. Also Flash is going to face a new threat, Godspeed, a new speedster.
N 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.
Hartley Sawyer’s Twitter has been deleted, but the screenshots of his tweets were leaked two weeks ago. The tweets contained misogynist, sexist and racist references. He joined CW Flash, back in 2017, and in 2020 he got fired. However, he did post an apology on his official Instagram account.
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 CASTMATES, 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.
Lead actor, Grant Gustin, who plays the role of Flash, commented on this:
I will say I was shocked, saddened, and angry when I saw the tweets. Words matter.
Paul Wesley is rumored to be Hartley’s Replacement as Ralph Dibny
So, now the question arises who is going to play Ralph Dibny, aka Elongated Man? Rumors suggest that it’s Paul Wesley. He is an American actor, director, and producer, famous for his lead role in famous TV Series The Vampire Diaries. The show was so popular among teens it aired back in 2009 and ended on March 10, 2017. There are two spins off’s of The Vampire Diaries.
Recently Paul Wesley directed an episode of Batwoman. Unfortunately, Ruby Rose, who portrayed Batwoman left the Arrowverse. She won’t be returning for Season 2. Rumors suggest that Ryan Wilder or Vanessa Morgan, Riverdale might get casted as Batwoman in Season 2.
Paul played as Stefan Salvatore, 162-year-old vampire, in The Vampire Diaries. He recently appeared in a new series “Tell me a story” too. Ian Somerhalder, who played Damon Salvatore could have been the perfect fit for Ralph Dibny. As Hartley was loved because of his comedy acts in the series, and who else can do them better other than Ian?
These are just rumors, no actual confirmation has been made by CW or Flash’s producers.
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