*NEWS FLASH* “Ya Basta!” Enough’s Enough: Ruby Rose Deactivates Her Twitter after Fan Backlash

 

Ruby Rose just recently announced that she would be taking up the mantle of Batwoman in the upcoming stand-alone live action series. Spinning out of the crossover events of Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl, Batwoman will be penned by Caroline Dries who is also executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns and will air this December.

Many fans, onlookers, stars, and industry peers cheered and gave her a warm welcome

 

There were many fans and onlookers who felt like Rose’s casting does not quite measure up to the mantle of the Bat.

Fans and twitterati alike already seem to favor Ashley Platz. One look at her audition tape, and you can see why…

However, 48 hours and an onslaught of tweets later…

 

One thing is for sure, the issue of representation, identity, and television cinema is deeper than corporate preferences and purist possessiveness. But what exactly is the issue? Well in my opinion…

 

 

Ok, you’re right! lol. I definitely don’t have any on this one right here. But the controversy and backlash does remind me of something the phenomenal scholar, author, and activist W.E.B. DuBois claimed at a time when opposition to the racist caricatures of blackface minstrelsy was fierce that, “All art is propaganda, and ever must be…” He also further explains, “But art is not simply works of art; it is the spirit that knows Beauty, that has music in its being and the color of sunsets in its headkerchiefs; that can dance on a flaming world and make the world dance, too.”

 

 

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Damon Cagnolatti

Damon Cagnolatti

An avid comic-book reader and super-rap nerd, he draws on the transformative traditions of Hip Hop and comics culture to bridge the gap of cognitive dissonance to a funky rhythm kicked with "pen, coin, and voice". On the weekends, he enjoys growing fresh fruits and veggies; a real low-key farmer in his backyard.
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An avid comic-book reader and super-rap nerd, he draws on the transformative traditions of Hip Hop and comics culture to bridge the gap of cognitive dissonance to a funky rhythm kicked with "pen, coin, and voice". On the weekends, he enjoys growing fresh fruits and veggies; a real low-key farmer in his backyard.

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