Post George Floyd’s tragic death, there’s a rage all across the globe. The incident gave a reality check that racism still exists in the so-called civilized society. Post the incident, we are witnessing a streak of action across several fields, especially media. Recently, actor Hartley Sawyer faced a consequence of his controversial tweet and now, his The Flash co-actor Grant Justin has opened up on the same.
For the unversed, Hartley Sawyer made some controversial remarks on Twitter 4-5 years ago. Intentionally or unintentionally, Hartley’s tweets made fun of sensitive topics like misogyny, paedophilia, racism, and rape. The actor paid the price for it as he was axed from the upcoming season of The Flash. After his exclusion, Grant Justin is reacted to the controversy.
Justin took to his Instagram handle to share a sensitive post over the entire matter. He shared showrunner, Eric Wallace’s post. He even added his words along with the post. “I don’t have much to add because Eric’s thoughts are stated so eloquently and powerfully. I will say I was shocked, saddened and angry when I saw the tweets. Words matter,” reads Justin’s words.
Grant Justin’s reaction evoked mix reactions amongst his followers. One of the users wrote, “Grant I’m disappointed in you allowing yourself to be part of the cancel Culture. Those tweets were in the past, Hartley has grown he shouldn’t be judged on his past. A huge mistake and the show will suffer.”
Another user wrote, “This is just james gunn all over again, digging up past tweets to cause trouble. And no i dont condone them but its in the past.”
Meanwhile, Hartley Sawyer’s old tweets were circulated as screenshots on social media and the actor apologised for the same, a few days ago.