Actress Candice Patton who plays Iris West on The Flash talks about how she faced racism without support from Warner Bros or The CW.
When the first season of Flashthe character of Iris West it was a bit controversial because it didn’t look like the comics. Since until that moment she had always been represented as a white and red-haired woman. That’s why it created a lot of discussion online and the actress Candice Patton noted the racism of the fans.
During a recent interview with The Open Up Podcastthe actress Candice Patton revealed that The CW Y Warner Bros. they didn’t do enough to protect her:
“Now people understand how fans can be racist, especially in gender, misogynistic, all of that.” The Flash actress explained. “But at the time, it was kind of like: That’s just the fans, but whatever. Even with the companies he was working with, The CW and Warner Bros, I think that was his way of handling it.”
“For me in 2014, there were no support systems. It was natural for me to be abused every day. It’s just not enough to become your female lead and say, Look at us, we’re so progressive we checked the box. It’s great to be in the ocean, but I can get eaten alive here.”
“People in Hollywood now know better when it comes to how actors are targeted with racist abuse. Since it’s not okay for them to treat your talent that way, letting them go through the abuse and harassment.”
The eighth season of Flash It’s already over and supposedly the ninth will be the last. So Candice Patton He must say goodbye to his character, but hopefully in the end, all these years have left him with more good times than bad. But you have to remember that there are still many racist attacks by fans on some performers. The most recent have been to the actress Moses Ingram who plays the Inquisitor Reva in the series Obi-Wan Kenobi of starwars which is broadcast in Disney Plus.