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'When we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group': Ruby Rose hits back at the LGBT backlash over her recently announced role as a lesbian Batwoman

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Australian actress Ruby Rose fulfilled her childhood dream this week after landing the groundbreaking role as a lesbian Batwoman in the new CW series.

But some people criticised the decision on social media, saying a lesser known lesbian should play the role, that Ruby isn't good enough as an actress, and that she does not have Jewish heritage, unlike the character of Kate Kane as Batwoman.

Ruby, 32, took to Twitter on Thursday to respond to the outrage, writing: 'I wish we would all support each other and our journey.' 

Ruby Rose with collar shirt: 'When we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group': Ruby Rose (pictured) hit back at the LGBT backlash over her recently announced role as a lesbian Batwoman on Thursday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'When we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group': Ruby Rose (pictured) hit back at the LGBT backlash over her recently announced role as a lesbian Batwoman on Thursday She continued: '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. But hey I love a challenge.'

Ironically, Ruby was specifically responding to a facetious tweet by one user, which was in fact supportive of the decision to cast her in the role.

The user had mocked the outrage, tweeting: 'Queer women: Please cast out queer actors in queer roles! CW: *casts Ruby Rose* Queer women: This is an attack.'

Ruby Rose et al. posing for the camera: Big break: Australian actress Ruby Rose fulfilled her childhood dream this week after landing the groundbreaking role as a lesbian Batwoman in the new CW series © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Big break: Australian actress Ruby Rose fulfilled her childhood dream this week after landing the groundbreaking role as a lesbian Batwoman in the new CW series After Ruby's response, the Twitter user replied: '"When women and minorities join forces"... because apparently those are two separate groups with no overlapping members? You're telling me, a black woman, that women and black people should link up. BRUH.'

The Twitter user added: 'And I guess I’m not allowed to make jokes because it's more painful when I do it which is a new level of white nonsense I've never seen before. And as a reminder, THE JOKE WASN'T MAKING FUN OF HER TO BEGIN WITH.'

a person wearing a red dress standing in front of a building: Red hot right now: 'The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honoured,' the Australian starlet wrote on Instagram © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Red hot right now: 'The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honoured,' the Australian starlet wrote on Instagram Ruby then tried to clear up the confusion, tweeting: 'Oh my word. I’m am very sorry it read that way. Truly... I responded to you because I agreed with what you said even if you wrote it in jest and I thought we were on the same page, so I was saying I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more.'

a screenshot of a cell phone: Right of reply: Ruby, 32, took to Twitter on Thursday to respond to the outrage, writing: 'I wish we would all support each other and our journey'

Right of reply: Ruby, 32, took to Twitter on Thursday to respond to the outrage, writing: 'I wish we would all support each other and our journey'
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

The actor later added: 'Again, apologies, I was writing to you, not paying or giving attention to any negative because I’m really happy and excited but commenting on that topic that my wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other.' 

Ruby's casting as Batwoman is set to make her the first openly gay lead in a live-action superhero series. 

The Orange Is The New Black actress took to social media to rave about the project.

'The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honoured,' the Australian starlet wrote on Instagram. 

' a boat in the water: Back pedal: Ruby then tried to clear up the confusion, tweeting: 'Oh my word. I’m am very sorry it read that way. Truly... I responded to you because I agreed with what you said even if u wrote it in jest and I thought we were on the same page...' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Back pedal: Ruby then tried to clear up the confusion, tweeting: 'Oh my word. I’m am very sorry it read that way. Truly... I responded to you because I agreed with what you said even if u wrote it in jest and I thought we were on the same page...' 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.'  

Pictures: The many looks of Ruby Rose

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