Ruby Rose may be flying high– her movie ‘The Meg’ is #1 at the box office and performed much better than expected and she just landed the plum role of Batwoman/Kate Kane in the Arrowverse’s big winter crossover event and may even land her own series if that goes well. But she isn’t doing so well in the world of social media. (Because that’s not a thing.) She just deleted her Twitter account and deactivated the comments section of her Instagram. It seems that following the announcement of her Batwoman casting, some people began attacking her for not being a lesbian and thus not faithful to the role… except she is a lesbian and came out at the age of 12.
Before deleting her Twitter account she posted this message:
“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.”
Australian Rose’s first big break in the U.S. was on the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black’ on which she had a same-sex romance with Taylor Schilling’s character Piper Chapman. She became something of a lesbian fashion icon with her short hair, 65 tattoos, and overall androgynous look. It’s unclear where the “not a lesbian” rumors might have started.
She follows Asian-American female ‘Star Wars’ actor Kelly Marie Tran who left Twitter and wiped all of her photos after racist harassment and African-American female ‘Titans’ actor Anna Diop who is playing the golden-skinned Starfire on the upcoming drama, who also deactivated the comment section of her Instagram after also being bombarded with racist attacks.
In more pleasant topics, The CW seems genuinely behind the idea of a ‘Batwoman’ series and Rose has a bit of a following, which could swing things in the show’s favor. Is there room for another DC series on The CW?
Source: Heroic Hollywood