Ruby Rose's Twitter account has disappeared after the actress received negative backlash for being cast as Batwoman.
It was announced last week by the CW that Rose, who identifies as gender fluid, had been chosen to play Kate Kane a.k.a Batwoman for an upcoming DC universe crossover event, alongside "The Flash," "Supergirl," and "Arrow. Batwoman will be the first LGBTQ television superhero.
After the casting was announced, Twitter was divided by the CW's decision. Some people were thrilled with Rose as the DC character, while others -- especially some members from the LGBTQ community -- slammed the casting choice.
Before her account disappeared, Rose defended the casting and said she would be taking a "break" from Twitter in a series of tweets, according to fans who captured them before the account disappeared.
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."
Rose will introduced during the network's annual crossover event this winter and wrote that she was an "emotional wreck" about the casting when it was announced last week.
"The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored," Rose exclaimed on Instagram. "I'm also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god."
After the crossover event, the plan is for her to have her own series for the 2019-2020 season from writer/director Caroline Dries.
"Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence," reads the official logline for the show. "But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Based on the characters from DC."
The crossover event will air in December on The CW.