Rose McGowan's Twitter account has been suspended, and the Internet is not very happy about it.
McGowan has been voicing her feelings on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal on Twitter, but she hasn't just gone after Weinstein. She's also voiced her displeasure with certain actors who she feels knew about Weinstein's behavior. At some point, overnight Twitter suspended McGowan's account, something she shared on her Instagram.
“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY,” McGowan said.
She also posted the message she received from Twitter, citing that she violated the Twitter rules. They set a
McGowan's most notable back and forth on Twitter has been with Ben Affleck, who tweeted a message on Weinstein after the scandal broke. “Saddened and angry,” Affleck wrote, "that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over the decades.”
McGowan was one of the women affected by Weinstein's behavior, something revealed in the original New York Times report. They reached a settlement of $100,000 in 1997, an incident that involved a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival.
McGowan took to Twitter after Affleck posted his initial remarks, saying "Ben Affleck f*** off", which many
Since the suspension, many have made their voices heard in support of McGowan, and you can see some of their responses in the following slides.
Most reactions are asking for an example of the rules McGowan broke. That includes Jessica Chastain, who included a link to Twitter's rules for clarification.
Patricia Arquette let people know McGowan's account was suspended, and is preparing for the storm of negativity.
@rosemcgowan 's twitter account has been suspended. I expect to start seeing smear stories on her anytime now. This is the sad reality.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 12, 2017
Jeffrey Wright, like others, raised the comparison of Donald Trump, who has yet to have his account suspended for inflammatory comments.
Others like Jon Cryer took their annoyance directly to the source.
Sincerely @jack wtf?!October 12, 2017
Paul Feig volunteered his account as well if Twitter was going to suspend McGowan's account but not Trump's.
McGowan's Charmed co-star Holly Marie Combs came to her friend's defense, especially since Twitter doesn't have a great record of suspending clearly offensive accounts.
Joy Reid took Twitter to task about their judgement of what "breaks their rules".
Judd Apatow summed it up pretty succinctly.
But Trump can threaten war. https://t.co/yTVRq7dv6e— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 12, 2017