Recently I told you that the CW has a Batwoman show coming out in which the title character is a lesbian social justice warrior. At the time Batwoman hadn’t yet been cast and I suggested they go with Rosie O’Donnell. The producers went in a different direction and cast openly lesbian actress Ruby Rose in the role, which you would think would satisfy people who care about this kind of thing. Not so. The LGBT community is in an uproar saying that Rose isn’t gay enough to play this character. What?
Ruby Rose is an Australian actress, who I actually know from John Wick: Chapter Two. She’s also in The Meg and was on Orange is the New Black. According to her Wikipedia page:
Rose came out as a lesbian at the age of 12.
Rose is genderfluid, saying, “I am very gender fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral.”
She seems gay enough to me, but here’s some Twitter Gaystapo hate at the announcement of her being cast as lesbian Batwoman:
okay but casting ruby rose as batwoman truly is a big fuck you to all the lesbian fans like they don’t care about the rep they just wanted to cast a lesbian to have good press so they just gave it to her cause she’s well known and liked by straight girls
— justine (@MVGGIESDANVERS) August 7, 2018
Not only does ruby rose not identify as a lesbian but she’s not Jewish either. So…they basically lied about it wanting an actor that represented the diversity to stay true to who batwoman is and instead just picked a “hot” white person that isn’t too gay to offend the straights
— Kristin | 🌈🦄™️ (@negative_purple) August 7, 2018
And yeah, her not being Jewish enough is a thing too:
I’m disappointed that Ruby Rose was cast as Batwoman considering it’s a complete erasure of Kate Kane’s Jewishness. They should have cast a Jewish lesbian to play a Jewish lesbian character.
— Alice (@yolowoho) August 7, 2018
Rose got so much shit that she quit Twitter. This is from Screen Rant:
Just days after being cast as Batwoman in the Arrowverse, Ruby Rose leaves social media amid fan backlash.
…The CW was looking to cast an openly gay actress in the role. After some time, the network found the perfect person for the part: Ruby Rose. But, apparently, not everyone agrees with the choice.
…due to backlash and general negative criticism about Rose’s casting, ranging from her supposed lack of acting skills to her being the considered the wrong queer actress to play Batwoman – Rose has deleted her Twitter account.
Recently, the LGBT outrage machine bullied Scarlett Johansson into turning down the role of a transgender character, because she is not transgender. Here we have these same intolerant LGBTers trying to stop Ruby Rose, who actually is a lesbian, from playing a lesbian character. There’s just no pleasing these people.
I will point out that had the producers taken my advice and cast fat slob Rosie O’Donnell as lesbian Batwoman, they could have avoided all of this controversy. The thing is, I give this advice away for free and no one ever takes it.