Cape Town - Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter account after receiving a barrage of criticism for being cast as Batwoman.
The actress’ casting made history as she is the first LGBTQ lead in a live-action superhero series on Wednesday.
However the Australian actress has deleted her Twitter account and limited comments on her Instagram account – only two days after the announcement - because some people have taken to social media to express their anger about her taking on the role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Rose's last message on Twitter reportedly read:
"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.
“When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable... when we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group. But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more, My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other...Sending everyone my love and gratitude, it's been a roller coaster of a year, this month especially.
"I am looking forward to getting more than 4 hours of sleep and to break from Twitter to focus all my energy on my next 2 projects. If you need me, I'll be on my Bat Phone. (sic)“