Ruby Rose packed up her social media luggage and quit Twitter over the weekend after receiving backlash for her new role as Batwoman.
Last week, Ruby took to Instagram to excitedly announce she was cast as Batwoman for the CW’s huge television crossover event.
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.
Unfortuantely, some folks feel like the 32-year-old actress isn’t qualified to play a lesbian superhero despite the fact that sis says she’s been out since she was 12-years-old.
Others argued she isn’t Jewish like Kate Kane/Batwoman. Then, there were those who came for her overall skills as an actress. Yikes!
During a recent appearance on the “Tonight Show,” Ruby was emo as she talked about how much the role meant to her.
Watch below in case you missed it.
Before deleting her Twitter account, Ruby clapped back at her haters writing:
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.
Then, she exited stage left.
It’s unfortunate people can be so harsh and cruel in the streets of social media rather than congratulating Ruby and giving her the opportunity to step up to the plate.
I am happy Ruby had sense enough to log off.