Ruby Rose was recently cast as Batwoman for The CW, becoming the first openly lesbian superhero character to lead a series. Most seemed pretty positive about the casting, but as is the usual case, Twitter found something to complain about. The hate over her casting came from from people saying that the actress “wasn’t gay enough” as well as a few other complaints – and it ultimately ended up with the actress deleting her account entirely.
She posted this message before leaving:
“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.”
Here are some of the tweets that caused her to leave:
Not only does ruby rose not identify as a lesbian but she’s not Jewish either. So…they basically lied about it wanting an actor that represented the diversity to stay true to who batwoman is and instead just picked a “hot” white person that isn’t too gay to offend the straights
— Kristin | 🌈🦄™️ (@negative_purple) August 7, 2018
(yes I’m excited for a lesbian batwoman but I’m still sad about how every titular superhero in the arrowverse is white, and I think diverse representation needs to include other marginalized identities and not just white queer people)
— Riley J. Dennis (@RileyJayDennis) August 8, 2018
Someone: give ruby rose a chance uwu
Me on my kate Kane should be played by a Jewish lesbian hill: no
— cate🥀 (@thevalkyriors) August 7, 2018
So lesbian actor Ruby Rose playing Batwoman = outrage
Straight actor Jack Whitehall playing a gay character in a Disney movie = outrage
Can their be some consistency in outrage please, it’s hard to keep up
— Andy J (@AndyJfct) August 13, 2018
I can’t believe the LGBT community went after Ruby Rose for being cast as Batwoman an openly gay character and labeled her a “lesbian for straight people”. What the fandom and world has come to? pic.twitter.com/ajMX7aWSPu
— ANIME & COMICS (@Jrnotjnr) August 12, 2018
It’s sort of bonkers to me that y’all are so mad about Ruby Rose being cast as Batwoman. They cast a genderfluid queer person in the role of a lesbian and no snaps? None?
— Kate 💖 FlameCon T154 (@kateleth) August 9, 2018
okay but casting ruby rose as batwoman truly is a big fuck you to all the lesbian fans like they don’t care about the rep they just wanted to cast a lesbian to have good press so they just gave it to her cause she’s well known and liked by straight girls
— justine (@MVGGIESDANVERS) August 7, 2018
wHO told the CW that anyone wanted Ruby Rose cast in anything what a wild misunderstanding of lesbian culture i’m actually trying not to laugh.
— Layne 🌟 (@laynemorgan) August 7, 2018
— aMeriKanULTRA (@amerikanultra) August 13, 2018
so a straight actor can’t play a gay character and a lesbian cannot play a lesbian (ruby rose batgirl) pic.twitter.com/nviCJ3Z5kz
— Paul Knight (@Uknighted74) August 13, 2018
Ruby Rose, a lesbian actress is casted as Batgirl, an openly LGBT character in DC comics, and still she is attacked because she is a “too known lesbian” and want a “less known” lesbian actress for the role… This generation, i… pic.twitter.com/qAtF7Mm0eB
— Onyx Hotel Prince 미겔 (@Onyxhotelprince) August 13, 2018
Slept poorly, but the TV morning news just talked about Ruby Rose playing “Batgirl” so now I’m irritated but wide awake
— Randy Golden (@RandallGolden) August 13, 2018
News: Twitter is full of Nazis
Internet Dudes: They’re just expressing their opinions and aren’t hurting anyone
News: Ruby Rose has been cast as Batgirl
Internet Dudes: BLGHH! This is an outrage!! We will burn the world to the ground!!
— Chris! (@WorstDM) August 12, 2018
no tea no shade but is ruby rose the only lesbian actress hollywood knows or do they just don’t want to take any chances by hiring an unknown lesbian actress and giving her a chance to rise in her career? https://t.co/bawz1mRled
— gabi (@harleivy) August 7, 2018
If I’m honest, Ruby Rose has never really done it for me. And I feel like the CW had a great opportunity to cast a lesbian unknown and have us fall in love with her as opposed to casting someone at least some of queer female community is not crazy about..
— Emily Anne (@ladyintheTV) August 7, 2018
Ruby Rose got realistic backlash when she said some ignorant shit about woc, and because she’s a Christian woman playing a Jewish lesbian and y’all comparing it to Anna being attacked b just for being black and daring to play Starfire is… bad.
— elonn muskkk (@only_smart_one) August 13, 2018
Let me get this straight, the left crucified her because Batwoman is a lesbian and the actress wasn’t lesbian enough even though she is a lesbian? WTF? https://t.co/8L84XNXJnh
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 13, 2018
think it’s just really sad that there are obviously plenty unknown lesbian actresses out there likely struggling to secure a job and batwoman would have been the perfect opportunity for them but the cw went the easy way and just cast ruby rose instead
— abby (@aubreyolivias) August 7, 2018
oml ruby rose quit twitter because she thought we meant she wasnt “lesbian” enough to be batwoman,, honey no its your acting and the fact you arent jewish but nice try sweetie
— harry (@PIXIESTRlKES) August 13, 2018
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