The Flash star Grant Gustin is joining the ranks of some of his fellow co-stars in speaking out about some of the recent (and terrible) harassment headlines.
In the post below on Instagram, Gustin lent his support to not only his fellow cast and crew members throughout the Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl universe, but also any woman who has been forced to deal with something as consistently terrible as harassment in the workplace. These issues are coming to light more now in the wake of some of the accusations levied against executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, a man who was suspended late last week. This move came after a new report noted more than a dozen people, men and women, came forward to share stories of some of what he did to make the workplace a hostile and difficult environment.
Gustin’s statement follows up comments made by Arrow star Stephen Amell along with other actors as Emily Bett Rickards, Caity Lotz, and Melissa Benoist. Gustin’s co-star Candice Patton tweeted out a message offering her support to her co-stars while also saying that she did not feel prepared as of yet to speak at length on the issue. We do have a feeling that we will have a chance to hear more from her in due time when she is ready, as opposed to when other people pressure her to speak out more.
Warner Bros. TV has not spoken on the issue of Kreisberg since Friday when the initial suspension was handed down. Meanwhile, many of the producers and writers-room Twitter accounts within the Arrow-verse have gone quiet since some of the reports first hit the web.
We want these shows to continue producing great entertainment and stories that excite some of their fans. These characters are supposed to be inspirations, and while we can separate the heroes from someone like Kreisberg it is still something that needs resolution.
Grant’s message ultimately sums it up best as to who are the true heroes in this situation — those who are brave enough to come forward and combat this sort of mistreatment on all fronts.
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