Tuesday, November 27, 2018

'Batwoman' Battles Fan Backlash

"Orange is the New Black" actress Ruby Rose recently had a 'fan backlash', deleting her Twitter account amid claims she is 'not lesbian enough' to play DC Comics' "Batwoman":

"The person I am every single day is the person that's growing and getting better," said Rose. "The more people look up to me, the more important it is to be concise with what message I want to leave.

"That's where I feel like I'm a role model. Maybe not to everyone, but for a lot of minorities, I am, and I kinda' love that - the role model for the underdog.

"All I've wanted to be is someone people look up to. It's funny - everyone says I'm controversial. I've never worked out what it is about me that's controversial. I've never had a 'DUI', I've never been in a brawl; you've never seen photos of me walking out of clubs at 5 A.M..."

"Where on earth did 'Ruby' is not a lesbian therefore she can't be 'Batwoman' come from?", said Rose in her final tweet. 

"...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..."

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