Twitter is feeling the heat!
Both women and men are joining together in a #WomenBoycottTwitter movement to support Charmed actress, Rose McGowan, who has been mistreated by the social media platform. The actress's twitter was alledgedly suspended when she used Twitter to call Ben Affleck a liar, telling him “f— off,” after he denied any knowledge of the sexual assualt McGowan says she endured from Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein.
Celebrities, including Gina Rodriguez, Kerry Washington, Alyssa Milano and Chrissy Teigen, in addition to fans, took to the platform to express their support for the actress and to proclaim their participation in the movement, which will take place today, Friday the 13th.
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 13, 2017
Starts now. pic.twitter.com/wlCu3ro32C
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) October 13, 2017
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
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 13, 2017
Other celebrities who posted in solidarity included, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Handler and Mark Ruffalo.
However, there were some who took the time to highlight the extreme differences in response when these issues concern women of color. American director, Ava DuVernay, said "calling white women allies to recognize conflict of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of color who haven't received support on similar issues."
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 13, 2017
Twitter denied allegations of suspending the actress's account for tweeting about sexual assault and responded with a tweet, stating that McGowan's account "was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our terms of service." McGowan's account has since been reinstated.
On Thursday, according to CNN, a spokeswoman for the movie mogul said "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein." Other stars such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sophie Dix and Heather Graham are among those who have shared their personal stories of unwanted encounters with Weinstein.