Clayne Crawford’s Reaction to ‘Lethal Weapon’ Recasting News Is Actually Pretty Hilarious

“Wait, wait, wait……you can’t fire me on my day off!” actor tweets

Now that Clayne Crawford might have some time on his hands, he should consider taking up a career in stand-up comedy.

Following news Tuesday that Warner Bros. Television is exploring recasting Crawford’s role of Riggs on the Fox series, the actor took to Twitter to react to the news — in a more humorous way than one might expect from a man who could well be out of a job.

One tweet bore the caption, “Hmmmmmm?” with a photo of Crawford with his hands thrown in the air and bearing an expression that seemed to sit somewhere between, “What the hell, guys?” and, “Oh, hell — what are you gonna do?”

A second tweet provided the kicker, with Crawford writing, “Wait, wait, wait……you can’t fire me on my day off!”

An individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap earlier on Tuesday that Warner Bros. Television is exploring recasting Crawford’s role following incidents of bad behavior on set.

According sources who spoke with the The Hollywood Reporter, Crawford has been fired and multiple actors have been given the offer to take over the part of Martin Riggs — if the show were to get renewed for a Season 3, that is — and have passed. The news comes just ahead of the network’s upfront presentation in New York Monday.

Last month, Crawford apologized for two on-set incidents, which led to recent reports saying the drama was on the verge of cancellation due to his actions.

“As you can imagine, yesterday’s headlines were incredibly distressing,” the actor wrote in a statement on Instagram. “It is true that I have been reprimanded twice during the past two seasons of ‘Lethal Weapon.'”

The statement went on to outline the two incidents that led to him being disciplined, both stemming from the working conditions on set. One was a confrontation with a guest director and assistant director earlier in the season, and the other came during the filming of an episode Crawford directed, when an actor was hit by a piece of shrapnel from a stunt.

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