Published Aug 13, 2018Last week, Australian actor Ruby Rose announced that she was suiting up as Batwoman for a new CW series. The role will mark the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series, but as with any major fanbase, the casting didn't sit well with DC fans. In turn, they politely kept their mouths shut and decided to wait it out with an open mind and see what happens. Just kidding — they bullied Rose off of Twitter.
The outspoken nerds mistakenly complained that Rose shouldn't play the role because she isn't a lesbian (despite the fact that she's been out since 12), and even argued that Rose wasn't Jewish like the comic book character.
The tedious and exhausting affair resulted in Rose quitting Twitter and limiting comments on Instagram. You can read her final Twitter statement below [via The Hollywood Reporter].
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.