She received backlash online after being cast as the first LGBTQ+ superhero on The CW.
Ruby Rose’s Twitter account has disappeared after the actress received negative backlash for being cast as Batwoman.
It was announced last week by the CW that Rose, who identifies as gender fluid, had been chosen to play Kate Kane a.k.a Batwoman for an upcoming DC universe crossover event, alongside "The Flash," "Supergirl," and "Arrow. Batwoman will be the first LGBTQ television superhero.
After the casting was announced, Twitter was divided by the CW’s decision. Some people were thrilled with Rose as the DC character, while others — especially some members from the LGBTQ community — slammed the casting choice. Before her account disappeared, Rose defended the casting and said she would be taking a "break" from Twitter in a series of tweets, according to fans who captured them before the account disappeared (which you can read below).
"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."
It is unknown if the Batwoman backlash had anything to do with "The Meg" star’s account going dark. TooFab has reached out to Rose’s reps for comment, but have yet to hear back. Rose is still active on Instagram — however, her comments are set to only be from people she follows.
Rose will introduced during the network’s annual crossover event this winter and wrote that she was an "emotional wreck" about the casting when it was announced last week.
"The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored," Rose exclaimed on Instagram. "I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god."
After the crossover event, the plan is for her to have her own series for the 2019-2020 season from writer/director Caroline Dries.
"Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence," reads the official logline for the show. "But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Based on the characters from DC."
One of the show’s executive producers, Sarah Schechter, teased the series to TooFab at San Diego Comic-Con.
"I am so excited," Schechter said. "She will be making an appearance in the cross-overs. Caroline Dries, who is the creator, is so incredibly talented. The sides are fantastic, I cannot wait. She’s a total badass and I think it’s gonna be — in the sliding scale — I definitely think it’s closest to ‘Arrow’ in terms of darkness and intensity and it’s gonna be so much fun."
The crossover event will air in December on The CW.
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