‘Flash’ Star Candice Patton Says She Was “Treated Differently” Than White Co-Stars, “Not Protected” Against Racist Fan Remarks

Candice Patton played the female lead role on flamboyant Since the inception of the show in 2014. It’s a long time in the development of a TV show. According to Patton, it’s a long time in the evolution of how social justice issues are addressed in some parts of Hollywood.

Actress playing journalist Iris West-Allen, recently remembered In the early days of the Arrowverse series on The Open Up Podcast, fans’ racism was brushed off by their CW And Warner Bros,

“In 2014, there was no support system,” she said, “nobody was looking for it. It was just free range for every day abuse.”

According to Patton, being one of the first black actresses through the door in the DC TV Universe wasn’t easy.

“It’s a dangerous place when you’re one of the first people, and you’re facing backlash for it and there’s no help,” she continued. “Now, people understand a little better and they understand how racist fans can be, especially in style, and anti-feminine. But at the time it was something like: ‘Yeah, there are fans like that, but whatever. Are.'”

Some genre fans, it seems, probably haven’t changed much recent experience of Obi-Wan Kenobic Actress Moses Ingram. But Ingram’s co-star Ewan McGregor and the people behind the Star Wars franchise made it clear they had his backing.

Patton says his experience in the early years flamboyant Some were different.

“I was working with companies like The CW and Warner Bros., that [‘whatever’] That was his way of handling it. I think we know better now that it is not okay to treat our talent like this and let them go through this abuse and harassment. ,

Dealing with fan racism and a perceived lack of support took a toll on him quickly.

“I wanted to leave the show as early as season two. I remember saying: ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do it, I’m so sad.’ ,

She said that she was treated differently from white actors.

“It was more about protocol and the things that I’m doing to my white counterpart that’s not happening to me,” Patton said. “Seeing how I was treated differently than other people. Seeing how I’m not protected by networks and studios. Those were things that didn’t necessarily hurt me but let me down.”

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