But a matter of hours later, the actor returned to Instagram to clarify his initial statement. “God would everyone chill the f**k out. Why are people losing their mind because I’m leaving the show. Yes my tone was heavy straight to the point…It’s who I am,” he said. “Do I have a beef with the studio at @warnerbrostv No!”
In his first post announcing his departure, earlier in the day, Purcell said, “The studio does not care. The actors [sic] work ethic and talent must give them the confidence to question authority. ….Much love to all. It’s not lost on me how very fortunate I am.