According to Billboard, Ruby Rose has left Twitter because of the backlash of being cast as a lesbian superhero for the CW’s ‘Arrowverse.’
Not two days after the announcement came down that Ruby Rose was going to play Batwoman for the CW, Twitter came full force and caused her to remove her Twitter account completely, and removed the option to leave comments on her Instagram.
Ruby shared on Twitter before deleting her account the following frustration:
“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.”
Rose is not the first to be purged off the internet from toxic fandoms, especially in the realms of nerd territory. Billboard cites ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown, ‘Star Wars’ actresses Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley, all who have deleted their social media accounts “following harassment, threats, and relentless negativity.”