Mark Ruffalo, Chrissy Teigen ask for #WomenBoycottTwitter after Rose McGowan’s account suspended
Rose McGowan’s suspended Twitter account led to a host of women asking for a boycott of the website, supported by Mark Ruffalo, Chrissy Teigen and more.Updated: Oct 13, 2017 11:17 IST
Celebrities like actor Mark Ruffalo and model Chrissy Teigen are joining people on Twitter in asking for a women’s boycott of the website on Friday. The move comes in response to actor Rose McGowan’s account getting suspended on Thursday.
Actors John Cusack, Anna Pacquin, director Joss Whedon and more have also shown solidarity with #WomenBoycottTwitter. “Tomorrow I follow the Women,” Ruffalo tweeted early Friday.
Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 13, 2017
With him with her with her... https://t.co/8MGii5CbNf— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 13, 2017
Racism, misogyny, war on poor, war on press, possibly actual war, some good puns.— Joss Whedon (@joss) October 13, 2017
Now u don't NEED Friday twitter.#WomenBoycottTwitter
I'm with her and her and her and her and her and her and her...#WomenBoycottTwitter— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 13, 2017
Teigen also posted screenshots of hateful tweets being sent out to her since announcing her support to the boycott. “It’s alright. Twitter is a better place without you easily offended feminist b*tches,” one of the tweets read.
Ladies. Let's do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow. No secret timeline checking, no tweets, no clicking the bluebird square. They need to see we matter.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
I'm boycotting for many reasons. To stand with the victims of sexual assault, online threats and abuse. And...— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
She said she is boycotting Twitter so it can ‘be better’. “Ladies. Let’s do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better,” she tweeted. “I’m boycotting for many reasons. To stand with the victims of sexual assault, online threats and abuse. And to boycott the fact our demented, p**sy grabbing president can tweet nuclear threats of war I can’t even see,” she added.
McGowan’s account was suspended after she sent out a series of tweets on her alleged sexual harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and Amazon for working with him. “@jeffbezos I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood,” she tweeted, calling on the executive to “be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth.”
The Hollywood Reporter said she had confirmed that “HW” referred to Weinstein, who was sacked by the board of his own company this week amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment and rape going back decades.
Amazon said it was “reviewing our options for our projects we have with the Weinstein Company.”
McGowan’s account was soon reactivated. Twitter said the ban was the result of McGowan including a personal phone number in tweets in support of women alleging they had been sexually abused by Weinstein.
The suspension nevertheless prompted a flood of tweets from users, mainly women, who said they would be boycotting the platform for a day.
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First Published: Oct 13, 2017 11:16 IST