Actress Ruby Rose quit Twitter after a number of fans began attacking her for not completely fitting the archetype of Batwoman found in recent comics.

Last week it was announced that John Wick 2’s Ruby Rose will be starring as Kate Kane a.k.a Batwoman in an upcoming Arrowerverse crossover event in December.

But she wouldn’t just be making a cameo appearance. The CW plans on giving the character and the actress her very own series as they continue to expand their DC Comics related shows which now includes Black Lightning, Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash.

Ruby Rose was so excited that she posted the news via Instagram:

In the post, she opened up about how it was a childhood dream of hers to get to this point. She also mentioned the importance of LGBT representation in the character.

She reiterated this in an interview with Jimmy Fallon.

If you are unfamiliar with Batwoman, the character was actually introduced as a love interest to Batman back in 1956. The character would eventually be completely removed from DC continuity in 1985 with Crisis on Infinite Earths. However, DC would reintroduce Batwoman in 2006 in their weekly comic book series 52 as a woman of Jewish descent who is a lesbian.

While Rose is a lesbian, she isn’t Jewish and it didn’t take long for a Twitter mob to light their torches and sharpen their pitchforks over the actress’s ethnicity. They didn’t like that a non-Jewish actress would be playing a character of Jewish ethnicity.

Some even called into question whether she was a lesbian or not despite the actress having come out at the age of 12.

But it didn’t stop there. Other users demeaned her personally as a token lesbian for Hollywood:

 

Ruby Rose responded to the backlash by quitting Twitter, but not before she said her piece.

Rose specifically pointed out the type of attack she was being hit with.

Ruby Rose Twitter delted

YouTuber I Love Comics addressed those going after Ruby Rose:

“Back off guys, you are going to find out that nobody wants to produce a show with LGBTQ members in it lest you jump right down their throats saying they are doing it wrong.”

The entire argument about Rose not being gay enough or not being Jewish is just silly. It doesn’t show respect for the actors who make it their life’s work to portray people they’re not.

What do you think? Will those who are demanding representation eventually find themselves not getting any because of the way they are acting? Are you excited to see the DC Arrow-verse continue to grow with Batwoman?

 

 

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Jorge Arenas
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Jorge Arenas is a Governmental Affairs Director working in the Southwest. If Starfleet were real his career would be in a much different place. Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. When not writing you can find him on World of Warcraft. Battle.net, ID-PassStage6#1707

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