What’s wrong with DC fans this week? Ruby Rose exited the Twitterverse after dealing with casting backlash, negative fan tweets and basically being treated badly. The 32-year-old actress also disabled her Instagram comments to avoid further incidents.
Seriously, why you gotta be so rude?
From supposedly not having acting skills to being the wrong gay woman, it seems that “fans” have problems with themselves and not the actress. Ruby Rose is famous for her character Stella Carlin in Orange is the New Black. Not only that, she also plays Jaxx Herd in The Meg. She obviously wouldn’t be cast if she didn’t have the skills, right? Some trolls also took the opportunity to insult the CW for hiring her. Some tweets suggest that the CW Arrowverse doesn’t have high standards anyway. YIKES.
Most of the LGBTQ fans also criticized the actress, seeing her as an easy option due to being well-known. Other say she’s not gay enough. She’s both gender-fluid and lesbian, and she’s proud of it. How is she not gay enough?
Negative Tweets and Account Deletion
Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, but where should we draw the line?
Fan tweets have reached their limit on having opinions after switching to harassing the actress. Yes, that’s right. Ruby Rose was harassed by so-called fans over being cast as Batwoman. The actress was in tears after finding out such good news. She was congratulated by OITNB co-star Laverna Cox and Green Arrow himself, actor Stephen Amell. The cherry on top comes from her hero Mariah Carey, who posted a congratulatory tweet over her casting.
So why the ruination?
Ruby Rose isn’t Jewish like Kate Kane, the character she is to portray. However, it seems that accuracy isn’t the problem here. It’s just the fans themselves. Her last tweet?
“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.”
It’s harder to deal with harassment on Twitter due to its system so it’s understandable for her to leave the platform.
Ruby Rose is Not the Only One
This isn’t the first time Twitter users have chased away women. If not dealt with, it will only result in more actresses having to leave the platform. Millie Bobby Brown had to deactivate her account due to being turned into a homophobic meme. Countless others have left due to bullying.
Ruby Rose also isn’t the only DC hero/heroine to face heat. Grant Gustin and Zachary Levi also faced backlash due to costume problems, leaked photos and body-shaming.
It looks like DC fans and the rest of the world need to take a chill pill. Have you seen Ruby Rose in John Wick II? A total badass! Other than that, maybe they need ethics lessons and time off of social media platforms to reflect on themselves.