The CW vows to block racist, misogynistic remarks on its social media platforms, fans say it's 'bulls***t'
This announcement comes as the country is in a state of tumult as it is in the middle of protests against racism and police brutality. Adding to this is the fact that it is Pride month
In their latest statement, The CW has vowed to block racist, misogynistic, homophobic, or transphobic comments on their social media platforms.
The network took to Twitter on Monday, June 15, and posted a message that read: "Words matter. The CW is committed to making our social pages a safe place for our fans and talent. We will not tolerate and will block racist or misogynistic comments as well as any hate towards the LGBTQ+ community." This announcement comes as the country is in a state of tumult as it is in the middle of protests against racism and police brutality. Adding to this is the fact that it is Pride month.
Fans though seem to still have their doubts and fervently hoped The CW would follow up on its promise. "Hope y’all keep this attitude when it comes to your black actors and not just bc it’s trendy," a fan wrote. "Let me know when you follow through what you say. Let me know when those actors formally apologize to the LGBTQ fans that they have blocked and attacked whilst engaging in the homophobic fans that target LGBTQ. Let me know when said actor apologies for mocking mentally ill ppl," another wrote.
"Ok thank you but then treat your black gorgeous actress & actor better, please," a fan requested. "Actions matter too. So if your words and actions differ constantly, it doesn't give much meaning to your words," another fan opined. "Thank you for doing this. Bigoted comments are a concern and should not be encouraged. Hopefully, everyone learns from Hartley Sawyer's example that we can all change, and he's rehired back onto The Flash. #RehireHartleySawyer," a tweet read.
But unfortunately for the network, some fans chose to be blunt. "This is some big bulls**t right here. For years you have been neglecting your black, POC and LGBTQ characters. It makes it kind of hard to believe you now. It seems a lot like just another PR move from where I stand," a fan tweeted. "Also while you’re at it, can you diversify your writer's room, please? You need more POC, WOC, and LGBTQ writers in your writers’ room. A combination of all, not just one token for each show writers’ room," another remarked.
Earlier, A Twitter war sparked off after 'Riverdale' star Vanessa Morgan opened up about the racial inequality in Hollywood. Morgan, who plays Toni Topaz, tweeted that she was "tired of how black people are portrayed in media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as sidekick nondimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show."
This was followed by 'The Flash' star, Hartley Sawyer's old comments that resurfaced on Twitter containing racist and misogynist references. The tweets were all from before the actor joined the series and spoke of sexual assault and contained homophobic language. This led to the actor's ouster from the hit Arrowverse show.