Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan’s Account, Inciting Outrage From Followers

Rose McGowan‘s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended after her impassioned reaction to an expose in which a handful of women claim they were sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein over the years. The move has drawn fury from other users who say accounts like Donald Trump’s, by contrast, remain active in spite of Trump’s veiled war threats and constant posting of lies.

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McGowan posted “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE” on her Instagram account last night (October 12) with a screenshot of Twitter’s message of her suspension. The site vaguely claimed that McGowan had broken one of its rules, though it didn’t mention any specifically, and said her account would be restored within 12 hours.

McGowan had spent previous days decrying Weinstein and men like Ben Affleck, whom she claimed knew of Weinstein’s transgressions and did nothing about them.

And followers were not happy, claiming Twitter had begun cherry-picking its choices for suspension. McGowan, they said, was far less of a danger than many other accounts.

In October 2016, McGowan slammed Hollywood executives for being soft on rape culture in a string of Twitter posts.

“Do not work with those you know to be offenders or you are no better than they,” McGowan pleaded in the message. “Take a stand…You are culpable for your actions,” she continues. “Stop rewarding sociopaths. Every time you sanction abhorrent behavior, you are aiding and abetting a crime, that makes you no better than the criminal…Why are you so cowardly that you would take the softer, easier way out?”

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