Candice Patton is detailing the darkish facet of TV fandoms.
The Flash actress recalled being harassed by followers when she joined The CW collection as Iris West in 2014. “I needed to depart the present as early as season two,” she lately instructed The Open Up Podcast. “I keep in mind being like: ‘I can not do that, I am not gonna make it by, I am severely sad.'”
For Candice, she felt that The CW and Warner Bros. had been lax of their response to the net bullying, as they felt it was simply part of becoming a member of such an avid fandom.
However the actress was dismayed that they weren’t extra thoughtful of the racism that fueled fan responses. “I believe any time you rent anybody who’s a minority of any variety you need to be ready to guard them,” she defined on the July 3 episode. “It is like if I get pulled over at 2 a.m. in Jackson, Mississippi, by a white cop. Do you assume he offers a s–t that I am Candice Patton from The Flash? It does not matter.”