Celebrities React: Rose McGowan Suspended From Twitter After Harvey Weinstein Tweets

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Celebrities React Rose McGowan Twitter Suspended

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Celebrities React Rose McGowan Twitter Suspended

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Celebrities are slamming Twitter for temporarily suspending Rose McGowan’s account following her onslaught of tweets surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault scandal. Hollywood stars are now reacting to the actress seemingly getting banned for speaking out against the mogul and other powerful players in the entertainment industry. See reaction tweets below.

McGowan revealed in an Instagram post that Twitter had put a lock on her account, writing, “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE.” The actress shared a screenshot indicating she “violated the Twitter rules” and would be banned from tweeting for 12 hours. Twitter didn’t give a specific reason for the temporary suspension, but the actress has been using the platform in recent days to condemn Weinstein. She’s also accused A-listers such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon of knowing about the producer’s alleged crimes, and launched a campaign to dissolve the board of The Weinstein Company.

McGowan has also been vocal in her support of Weinstein’s accusers, including Asia Argento, who alleges the mogul raped her. She’s also praised Ronan Farrow, the author of The New Yorker expose detailing Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse. The actress herself reached a settlement with the producer in 1997 following an incident in a hotel at the Sundance Film Festival.

Many celebrities are outraged that Twitter put a hold on McGowan’s account, and have voiced their frustration on the platform. Jessica Chastain wrote, “Hey @Twitter let us know which of these rules @rosemcgowan broke. Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence.” Anthony Bourdain, who’s dating Argento, exclaimed, “Twitter! Unblock @rosemcgowan!” And Patricia Arquette offered, “@rosemcgowan ‘s twitter account has been suspended. I expect to start seeing smear stories on her anytime now. This is the sad reality.”

Meanwhile, Paul Feig offered, “Wow, @Twitter, seriously? THIS is the account you suspend but not Trump who threatened to wipe out another country? Suspend me too, please.” Judd Apatow similarly stated, “But Trump can threaten war.” And Jeffrey Wright tweeted, “Suspend @rosemcgowan, @Twitter, but @realDonaldTrump’ll be on here tomorrow morning slathered in threats & bile? Yeah. Fix that quick.”

Jon Cryer directed his message at Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, saying, “Sincerely @jack wtf?! Why is @rosemcgowan suspended?” Holly Marie Combs added, “Wtf @Twitter @jack? My timeline is inundated with heinously offensive bots daily and this is the account you suspend? I need an explanation.” And Lily Allen simply asked, “What did they suspend her over?”

Jamie Lee Curtis expressed, “And now THIS? You allow Twitter freedom to our president but you silence a woman speaking out about sexual harassment?” Maria Menounos conveyed, “Insane…wrong…..again abuse of power.” And Sophie Turner insisted, “@rosemcgowan should NOT have been silenced. Isn’t this what we are actively trying NOT to do? Let’s not silence the victims of abuse.” Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to McGowan being temporarily suspended from Twitter.

Twitter has released a statement explaining its decision to temporarily suspend McGowan, denying her account was blocked because she spoke out against Weinstein. “We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates of our Terms of Service,” a rep said in a statement. “The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.” The statement continued, “Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.”

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