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Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Ruby Rose is the victim of a "left-wing harassment campaign" over her Batwoman casting
"Shockingly, the predictable backlash to Ruby Rose’s recently announced casting appears to actually be coming from inside the house—from fans who seem to love the idea of an out actress playing Kate Kane, but want more from their trailblazing lesbian superhero," explains Amy Zimmerman of casting the lesbian Rose in the The CW role. She adds: "Recurring sentiments appear to be that Batwoman should be played by a Jewish lesbian, and that the role would have been a great opportunity to elevate new talent. Sample tweets include, 'Ruby is great... But she is not the only queer actress out there' and 'JEWISH LESBIAN CHARACTER SHOULD BE PLAYED BY A JEWISH LESBIAN." Zimmerman points out that users of the #RecastBatwoman hashtag on Twitter have rallied around another actress, Ashley Platz, whose Batwoman audition tape has been widely circulated.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Ruby Rose deletes her Twitter account following backlash over her Batwoman casting
All kinds of criticism have been leveled against Rose since she was cast in The CW role last week, from arguments that she's not Jewish like the character Kate Kane, or that she's the wrong kind of LGBTQ member for the role, or that she isn't a good enough actress. “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 tweeted. “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.”
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Ruby Rose calls her The CW Batwoman role "a game changer"
The out lesbian Australian actress, who will be playing the lesbian superhero, says she started "spontaneously crying" on the red carpet earlier this week in reaction to the news. “I’m so thrilled," she told Jimmy Fallon.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
Ruby Rose lands Batwoman role on The CW's Arrowverse crossover
The Orange Is the New Black alum will play Kate Kane, who is described as "an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence." The Arrowverse had been seeking an out-lesbian actress to fill the role, making Rose, a lesbian, the perfect fit.