Australian actress Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter profile amid a backlash over her casting as Batwoman in a TV series.
Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter account after receiving abuse following the announcement she will play the first openly gay superhero lead role in an upcoming TV series.
Earlier this month it was revealed the 32-year-old Australian star had been cast as Batwoman.
The character has been described as a highly trained street fighter with a passion for social justice.
Rose claimed she had been sent negative tweets about her own sexuality since the announcement.
In a final series of tweets quoted in various media outlets, Rose posted before deleting her account: "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 five 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."
Rose said she would be taking a Twitter break so she could focus on her work. She also tightened her Instagram comment settings.
Last week, she wrote on Instagram that being cast as Batwoman was a "childhood dream".