Taylor Swift Supports Ruby Rose Amid Batwoman Casting Backlash
Ruby Rose went from being super excited to be cast as The CW’s Batwoman to super upset over the criticism that rolled in after the news was announced. While the 32-year-old actress is openly gay, critics said she’s not gay enough to play the LGBTQ+ superhero, ultimately causing her to delete her Twitter account to avoid the hate.
“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,” she wrote in a series of since-deleted tweets. “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.”
Taylor Swift, however, wants everyone to know that she supports the Orange is the New Black star and posted a congratulatory message on Instagram Stories.
The “Delicate” singer screenshotted an article confirming the casting news and wrote, “YES @rubyrose !!”
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She also added, “So excited for you, you’re gonna be amazing!”
Prior to the drama, Ruby also celebrated the casting with a heartwarming note on Instagram.
She wrote, “The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because 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.Thank you everyone. Thank you god.”