Candice Patton She played the female lead Sparkle Since the show’s inception in 2014. This has been a long period in the evolution of the television show. According to Patton, it’s a longer period in the evolution of how social justice issues are addressed in some parts of Hollywood.
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She said, “In 2014, there were no support systems in place, no one was looking for it. It was just a free domain to be abused every single day.”
It wasn’t easy being one of the first black actresses to walk through the door in the DC TV Universe.
“It’s a dangerous place to be when you’re one of the first, and you get a backlash because of it and there’s no help,” she continued. “Now, people understand a little better and understand how racist, especially gendered, and misogynistic fans can be. But at the time it was like, ‘Yeah, that’s how fans are, but whatever.'”
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Patton says her experience in the early years of Sparkle It was a little different.
“With companies I’ve been working with like The CW and Warner Brothers, this [‘whatever’] It was their way of dealing with it. I think we know better now that it is not acceptable to treat your talent in this way and allow them to go through such abuse and harassment.”
She quickly bounced back from dealing with fan racism and an alleged lack of support.
“I wanted to leave the show early in season two. I remember being like, ‘I can’t do this, I’m not going to make it, I’m so unhappy.'”
She said she was treated differently from white actors.
“It was more about the protocols in place and the things I see happening to my white counterpart that don’t happen to me,” Patton said. “Seeing how I’ve been treated differently from others. I see how I’m not protected by the network and the studio. Those were things that didn’t necessarily hurt me but frustrated me.”
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