Candice Patton almost quit The Flash due to fan harassment

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Candice PattonThis article focuses on the dark side TV fandoms.

The FlashActress recalled being harassed in 2014 by fans after she joined The CW series Iris West. “I wanted to leave the show as early as season two,”She just recently said The Open Up Podcast. “I remember being like: ‘I can’t do this, I’m not gonna make it through, I’m severely unhappy.'”

Candice felt that Warner Bros. and The CW were too lax in responding to online bullying because they believed it was part of being an avid fan.

But the actress was dismayed that they weren’t more considerate of the racism that fueled fan responses. “I think any time you hire anyone who is a minority of any kind you have to be prepared to protect them,”She explained the episode on July 3. “It’s like if I get pulled over at 2 a.m. in Jackson, Mississippi, by a white cop. Do you think he gives a s–t that I’m Candice Patton from The Flash? It doesn’t matter.”