"Words matter," Gustin wrote in reposting The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace's statement on Sawyer's firing over his resurfaced tweets. In his statement, Wallace said "I am committed to bringing permanent change to our work environment here on The Flash. Yes, this is a family show. But it's for all families. That includes Black and Brown ones. In order to facilitate this, I will continue to find Black and Brown writers, directors, actors and producers of all genders to help tell The Flash stories. Their stories are part of the American narrative, too, and must be heard."