Following the news that a new "Batwoman" series was afoot — featuring a lesbian character with a "passion for social justice" — you'd think woke fans would be pleased that lesbian actress Ruby Rose (currently starring in "The Meg") was cast in the lead role.
What's so bad about casting a lesbian in a lesbian role?
In the newest example of the-left-devours-its-own, among the complaints about Rose as Batwoman is that she hadn’t publicly identified as lesbian, which makes her not the best choice, CBR.com — a comics news site — reported.
Dened Rey Moreno — a self-described "script writer queer feminist" — reacted to the Hollywood Reporter's post that the CW wanted an "openly gay actress" by saying that her "excitement" for the series "was fun while it lasted" followed by an upside-down smiley face:
Other complaints included Rose not being Jewish and being a too-well-known lesbian actress, if you can believe that.
Check out this disgusted reaction:
Rose shot back with a Friday tweet: "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," LGBTQ Nation reported.
How did other folks react to the news that Rose left Twitter over the outrage?
Others weren't happy with the ridiculousness of it all:
- "Ruby Rose shouldn't be Batwoman because she's the wrong kind of lesbian? Mmmgo f*** yourself," one Twitter user wrote.
- "In today’s episode of ‘We Can’t Have Nice Things Because People Are Blistering F***ing Arseholes,’ an actor is hounded off Twitter for being too well known a lesbian, and also not enough of a lesbian, to play Batwoman," another user noted. "I wish people would just f*** off."
And in the same vein:
Advocate — which subtitled its piece on the issue, "A queer woman was actually cast as a queer woman. But are we happy?" — summed up the folly like so:
The Batwoman series will be executive produced by the prolific Greg Berlanti, who is gay, while Caroline Dries, who is out, will write and executive produce the series. A queer woman will be the lead and play the first live-action superhero series to feature an openly gay lead. That actor is gender fluid, which literally has no representation on screen as a lead.
(H/T: Louder With Crowder)