Recently Ruby Rose was announced to play Batwoman in an Arrowverse crossover episode this December. A stand-alone series is also in talks.
But Rose found herself to be under intense scrutiny after the CW named her as their pick for the role.
The character Batwoman is written as a lesbian woman. Rose has identified as gender fluid and members of the LGBTQ community felt that there were better, lesbian specific actresses for the role.
Before deleting her account, Rose tweeted
"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."
"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."
Fans can't believe that the criticism got so out of hand.
I’m super embarrassed that I keep reading my fellow lesbians saying the CW only cast Ruby Rose to appeal to straigh… https://t.co/98zeD3d1ps— Elizabeth of The Fandomentals (@Elizabeth of The Fandomentals)1533849082.0
So Jack Whitehall gets bashed because he got the role of a gay Disney character Then we also have Ruby Rose being… https://t.co/wtAsAez48T— Meg ✨ (@Meg ✨)1534169990.0
@IGN People need to grow up and give her a chance. She’s still a person and should be treated like one.— Dillon Greco (@Dillon Greco)1534186055.0
anyway i just don’t think non-aussies actually understand how dang homophobic australia is for a western country an… https://t.co/g8eq4epvnV— fiona 💞 (@fiona 💞)1534163409.0
@THR If every actor have to be everything as the character, most actors will be unemployed.— JustBeMyself 🏳️🌈 (@JustBeMyself 🏳️🌈)1534126844.0
Fandom chased RUBY ROSE off Twitter and another actor is pushed away from interacting with audiences. Some wonder w… https://t.co/Crt97FDBu8— Christopher Marc (@Christopher Marc)1534030338.0
I can’t believe the LGBT community went after Ruby Rose for being cast as Batwoman an openly gay character and labe… https://t.co/qbyuNdLcI2— ANIME & COMICS (@ANIME & COMICS)1534107920.0
@reason I wonder if we will get to a point where only THAT specific person can play that role. Want to make a movie… https://t.co/4vjE7C1EgP— Conor McCartney (@Conor McCartney)1534190452.0
@CBR I support Ruby Rose— Sean Wasson (@Sean Wasson)1534044860.0
@NBCNews @NBCOUT Why is she being trolled? I mean... She's part of the LGBTQ community playing a character that is… https://t.co/vkZb6C3yPA— Timothy Collins (@Timothy Collins)1534178914.0
Ruby Rose left twitter due to people attacking her over being casted as Batwoman. There is a difference between not… https://t.co/BTfQx6USJY— Chainsaw Reacts (@Chainsaw Reacts)1534029326.0
We hope that people will learn where to draw the line and that Ruby Rose will grace us with her Tweets again soon.