‘Unlike Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell Took Care of His Co-Stars’: Arrow Fans Blast The Flash Star After Candice Patton Opens Up on Racism on Set

Candice Patton, known for playing Iris West and Flash’s love interest in The Flash series since 2014 recently opened up about the racism that she had gone through. The actress revealed that The CW and Warner Bros. failed to protect her against toxic and racist fans when she debuted on the superhero show back in 2014. The actor played the role of Iris West for eight seasons and counting, and now she revealed that her early days on the show were full of online harassment.

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Candice Patton’s statement about the racism she faced

Candice Patton
Candice Patton

The Flash actress, Candice Patton also revealed on The Open Up Podcast about WB and CW did not treat their “talent” properly, 

“It’s not ok to treat your talent that way, to let them go through abuse and harassment. For me in 2014, there were no support systems. No one was looking out for that. It was free range to get abused every single day.”

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Fan support for The Flash’s Iris West

Iris West
The Flash’s Iris West

As the news of racism broke over the internet, fans tweeted in support of Candice Patton.

A fan demanded if Grant Gustin took control of the show.

The actor added that she could not take support from social media as it was not that much in the trend, “There were no social media protocols in place to protect me, so they just let all that stuff sit there.” A fan also brought out the Arrow’s actor “Stephen Amell took a pay cut so Emily and David got raises”.

While appreciating The Arrow actor, fans said, “he loved his costars and didn’t play when it came to them being protected.”

Candice Patton’s expectations from the upcoming The Flash series

The Flash
CW’s The Flash

While talking about her insecurities, the actress said, “If I get pulled over at 2 a.m. in Jackson, Mississippi, by a white cop, do you think he gives a shit that I’m Candice Patton from ‘The Flash’? It doesn’t matter.” However, Candice Patton also revealed that her experience has gotten better over the years. While hinting at her appearance in the upcoming series, Candice Patton said she’s not yet sure if the new season will be her final outing as Iris West.

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The Flash season 9 is scheduled to release in 2023.

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