Last week Ruby Rose was cast as Batwoman for the big Arrowverse crossover event that will be airing on The CW this December, as well as for the upcoming Batwoman show that The CW is working on. Her casting was met with a mixed response, I saw many Batman News readers commenting on her acting abilities. But apparently she received much worse criticism on Twitter.
According to Deadline, Rose quit Twitter last night after being trolled by fans for not being gay enough to play Batwoman, who is a lesbian in the comics and on the upcoming TV shows. Rose came out as a lesbian at the age of 12. Deadline documented her last tweets before she deleted her account:
“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 appeared on The Tonight Show last week and got very emotional talking about how much being cast as Batwoman meant to her.
Thanks to Batman News reader Izzy for the heads up!