Ruby Rose has deactivated her Twitter following the backlash she has received ever since she made headlines after being cast as Batwoman by The CW for their upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, which made her the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series.
Speaking about being cast for the historic role, she told Jimmy Fallon, while fighting off tears: “I feel like the reason I got so emotional is that growing up, watching TV, I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with—let alone a superhero, you know? I said I wouldn’t do that.”
However, the actress did not have peace on Twitter because envious trolls targeted her in series on tweets; while some questioned her sexuality, others argued she wasn’t fit for the role.
This prompted the 32-year-old actress to fire back at the trolls in since-deleted tweets, before deactivating her Twitter 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,” she wrote, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. “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.”
Rose continued, “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.”
She further told her loyal fans that she is “break from Twitter to focus all of my energy on my next two projects. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone,” she signed off.
Also, she disabled the comments on her Instagram account, where she recently told fans she was “an emotional wreck” after fulfilling a childhood dream by being cast as Batwoman.
“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,” she said in one post.
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The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. 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.