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Shadowhunters is a popular fantasy show on the American channel Freeform, and is celebrated for its inclusion of people of colour and LGBTQ+ characters.
Recently, Dominic Sherwood, a main actor on the show who plays Jace Herondale, greeted his cast mate with “sup f*g” whilst he was live-streaming. The use of a homophobic slur has upset many of the show’s fans, plenty of whom identify as LGBTQ+ themselves and this hasn't been the first instance of Dominic perpetuating homophobic microaggressions
This behaviour is unacceptable and is extremely unfair to both the fans of the show and the LGBTQ+ identifying cast mates and crew members who have to be around somebody who uses homophobic language casually in his day to day dialect. Many fans have began tweeting #RecastJace since the incident, in the hope that Dominic faces serious consequences and is fired from his role. It is wrong for Freeform to keep someone within their company who is known to be homophobic when they are a network that prides themselves on celebrating diversity and promoting inclusivity.
Please sign this petition so that Dominic Sherwood is fired, and Jace Herondale recasted, in the hopes that the LGBTQ+ cast/crew members and fans can continue to feel safe, included and loved whilst watching their favourite show.
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