Ruby Rose quits Twitter after backlash over Batwoman casting
Australian actress Ruby Rose has reportedly quit Twitter and deactivated public comments on her Instagram account following backlash for her casting as Batwoman for Greg Berlanti's series of Arrowverse shows on the CW. DC Comics, which owns rights to the comic book character Batwoman, reintroduced her in 2006 as a lesbian of Jewish descent.
Before quitting Twitter, Rose responded to tweets about the negative reaction to her casting, saying, “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.”
According to reports, a few online commenters addressed the criticisms that Rose was “not gay enough” because she has identified as genderfluid and the fact that she is not Jewish. Last week, Rose wrote on Instagram to her nearly 13 million followers: “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.” The post has received more than four lakh likes.
The actress has earlier appeared in Orange Is the New Black and a number of films including Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and xXx: Return of Xander Cage.