Out actress Ruby Rose quit Twitter after facing backlash and online harassment for being cast as Batwoman in an upcoming CW series where the character will be openly lesbian, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
With Rose's casting, she will become the first LGBTQ lead in a live-action superhero series. But the good news quickly soured after the "John Wick: Chapter 2" star deleted her Twitter account and limited the comments on her Instagram to only people she followed. The move came after some fans took out their ire and rage at the Australian actress. Many said Rose can't play a lesbian character even though she's been out since the age of 12, THR notes.
Before deleting her account, Rose shared a final message via THR:
"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."
In a somewhat similar incident, "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown was run off social media for a time after some users began sharing fake homophobic memes of the 14-year-old actress.