Ruby Rose Deactivates Twitter Following Batwoman Backlash
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Backlash!
Following the announcement that she had been cast as Batwoman in the CW's upcoming series, Australia's own Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter.
Despite her excitement in the casting, which she shared on her still active Instagram, it appears the negative backlash and criticisms she faced following the announcement were too much, with the DJ and actor stepping away from Twitter for the time being.
Rose's casting divided online communities, with some saying the Orange is the New Black actor wasn't the right fit for the role.
Just before deactivating her account Rose posted the following, caught by TooFab:
"Where on earth did 'Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can't be batwoman' come from -- has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I've ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with 'she's too gay' how do y'all flip it like that? I didn't change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.
When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable... when we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group. But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other... Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it's been a rollercoaster of a year, this month especially.
I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I'll be on my Bat Phone."
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, Rose said part of the reason the role was so special to her was because it was a chance to play the first out gay superhero lead of a series, a chance to inspire other LGBTQ+ youth.
"Growing up watching TV I never saw somebody on TV I could identify with, let alone a superhero," she said tearing up.
Rose is currently starring in The Meg which swims into cinemas August 16.