Justice League star Ray Fisher has expressed his outrage in regards to a recent Twitter post from Warner Bros. The entertainment company jumped on Twitter to upload a post to highlight Black History Month. In the tweet, the company posted photos of characters such as Dead Shot, played by Will Smith, and Black Canary, played by Jurnee Smollett. However, Ray Fisher responded to the post on his own Twitter, calling out Warner Bros. for racism and their mistreatment of him in the past.
In his Twitter post, Ray Fisher responded to the photo, stating, “…you could try spotlighting an apology to the nonfictional Black people affected by your company’s racist and discriminatory practices.” Fisher seems to have felt that the entertainment company should be doing more in support of Black History Month, especially since Fisher has dealt with issues with Warner Bros. a few times in the past. This also wasn’t the first time that Fisher had called out Warner Bros. for its past treatment and behavior. According to Deadline, the actor called out the company and the director of Justice League, Joss Whedon, during the production. Fisher asked for an internal probe of the behavior on set, which then led to an investigation. See Ray Fisher’s recent tweet in response to Warner Bros. post below:
Ray Fisher’s response has sparked a following on Twitter, and fans have voiced their support for the actor with the hashtag #IStandWithRayFisher. Fans have uploaded photos of Ray Fisher, and his role as Cyborg in the film, Justice League. Some fans mentioned their frustration with how Fisher was left out of the post from Warner Bros., while others tried to shed some light on the allegations that the actor has brought up for a couple of years now. The hashtag on Twitter has blown up, and fans continue to pour out their support for Ray Fisher. See a few posts from fans below:
Some tweets also asked Warner Bros. to make an apology to Ray Fisher, or at the very least, gather some sort of acknowledgment from the company.
According to ScreenRant, when Joss Whedon was hired to take over Zack Synder’s position on the production of Justice League, that was when Ray Fisher began to experience some problems with the company. Since then, Fisher has continued to voice his allegations and called out the company in the hopes of action by the studio. Fans also expressed their admiration for Fisher not backing down and how he hasn’t quit in trying to expose Warner Bros. for their mistreatment.
Ray Fisher first starred in the superhero world as Cyborg in the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It seems the big reason the actor responded to Warner Bros. Black History Month tweet was due to the fact that he believes they should be doing more in regards to real-life situations that involve the company itself. With the strong and constant support of the fans, the issue has been brought to light on social media and continues to trend. It seems Ray Fisher doesn’t have any plans to back down anytime soon until some sort of justice or action is taken place by Warner Bros.