Ruby Rose deleted her Twitter account after the actress received backlash for being cast as Batwoman.
It was announced last week that Rose had been chosen to play Kate Kane also known as Batwoman for an upcoming DC universe crossover series of episodes, alongside The Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow. Batwoman will be the first LGBTQ TV superhero.
After the casting announcement was made, some users on Twitter bashed the actress. Especially some members of the LGBTQ community. Before her account disappeared, however, Rose defended the casting decision and said she would be taking a “break” from Twitter, according to fans who captured the tweets before the account disappeared.
“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 unclear that the Batwoman backlash caused the actress to take a break from Twitter. That said, when the casting decision was made she was more than deleted.
“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 episodes, the plan is for Rose to have her own series for the 2019-2020 season from writer 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.”
The crossover event will air in December on The CW.