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Ruby Rose Gets Outside Support

Ruby Rose to play Batwoman

Ruby Rose Gets Celebrity Support

Earlier this month, Ruby Rose was cast as the Jewish lesbian superhero Batwoman. Last week, she decided to quit Twitter, citing backlash claiming that she wasn’t gay enough. Here’s her last Twitter message:

Ruby Rose showing off tattoo sleeves
Ruby Rose, showing off tattoo sleeves

“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.”

Taylor Swift, photo by David Shankbone
Taylor Swift
Photo by David Shankbone

However, Ruby Rose recently got support from a somewhat unexpected corner. On Instagram, pop diva Taylor Swift expressed support for Ruby Rose via her story. She captioned a screengrab of the Variety announcement of Rose’s casting, saying “Yes, Ruby Rose!! So excited for you, you’re gonna be amazing!”

Ruby Rose’s first appearance as Batwoman should be later this year. If the eponymous series is picked up by the CW, it will be for the 2019-20 television season.

What do you think of this controversy? Are you excited for a Batwoman series? Talk about it in the comments!


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  • Go Ruby Go! I think she will be a perfect fit for the CW-style of acting. Now can we focus on what stories she’ll tell? I hope it’s not just Batman rip offs and that they will center on some of her ties with the supernatural underworld of crime. Here is a show where characters like John Constantine, Zatanna and Jason Blood aka The Demon could guest star. Not too mention Renee Montoya and The Question.

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