Twitter users recently uncovered offensive old tweets that the Ralph Dibney/Elongated Man actor posted before joining The Flash in 2017. The tweets, which have been deleted along with Sawyer's Twitter account, make references to sexual assault and contain racist and homophobic language. The CW, Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions and executive producer Eric Wallace released the following statement: "Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for season seven of The Flash. In 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 polices, which strive and evolve to promote a safe, inclusive and productive environment for our workforce." Sawyer issued an apology on Instagram on May 30, writing in part: "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."