Mere days after the announcement that she had been cast as Batwoman, Ruby Rose has deactivated her Twitter account following backlash from fans at her casting.
Rose does remain active on Instagram although she has shut down comments on her posts.
Prior to leaving Twitter, Rose addressed certain aspects of the negativity:
“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.”
Rose herself is thrilled to be playing Batwoman in the Arrowverse.
“I get to be Batwoman,” Rose said. “I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional was because growing up watching TV I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero. [Tearing up] I said I wouldn’t do that and I’ve always had this saying, well not me, Oscar Wilde, which is ‘be yourself because everyone else is taken’ and so I always lived by that motto and the second motto when I came into the industry was ‘be the person that you needed when you were younger’ and I feel like one motto sort of led me to the other and I just kept crying about it.”
I for one am very excited to see Rose bring Batwoman to life and wish her all the best. It’s such a continual shame that individuals feel the need to spout such negativity.
Ruby Rose will debut as Batwoman during the next Arrowverse crossover.