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Ruby Rose quits Twitter over lesbian 'Batwoman' backlash

Ruby Rose quits Twitter over constant berating after Batwoman casting.
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Actress Ruby Rose stars in the number one movie at the box office this weekend, "The Meg," but the 32-year-old out celebrity isn't able to tweet her excitement because she has deactivated her account due to upset trolls berating her feed with negativity upon hearing of other casting news. 

Last week it was announced that Rose would enter into the DC Comic realm as Batwoman on the CW's highly popular series "Arrowverse."  The winged superhero was reintroduced about 12 years ago when it was revealed her alter ego Kate Kane is lesbian and Jewish. Rose is the latter but not the former. 

In a bit of irony, the multi-opinionated twitterverse shunned the actress falsely claiming that she's not gay. 

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. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.” 

This put a pall over Rose's excitement, something she verbalized in another tweet just after getting the job, "This is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different.”

Rose will make her debut as Batwoman in a crossover event which incorporates CW's  “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl,” which is set to air in December.

If all goes well, she could have her own spin-off series that would premiere in the 2019-2010 network lineup.