#WomenBoycottTwitter has already garnered a celebrity following.
A movement quickly galvanized around the hashtag on Thursday, encouraging women and allies to silence the social media platform on Friday (Oct. 13) after the service temporarily suspended actress Rose McGowan‘s account for violating its terms and policies.
“At midnight we RISE,” the Charmed alum, 44, announced.
Celebrities, including Chrissy Teigen, Mark Ruffalo and Gina Rodriguez, voiced their support by vowing not to tweet.
At midnight we RISE https://t.co/ihKLLczUww
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) 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,” Teigen, 31, wrote in a series of tweets on Thursday, along with photo proof that she turned off her Twitter notifications. “Tomorrow. No secret timeline checking, no tweets, no clicking the bluebird square. They need to see we matter.”
Adding, “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—- grabbing president can tweet nuclear threats of war I can’t even see.”
Meanwhile, Ruffalo, 49, said: “Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter.”
Rodriguez announced she canceled her plans to live tweet during the season 4 premiere, which airs on the CW Friday: “I stand with my sisters. I won’t be live tweeting the premiere of Jane the Virgin tomorrow. Instead come on over to @instagram I’ll do BTS!”
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 I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 13, 2017
I stand with my sisters. I won’t be live tweeting the premiere of Jane the Virgin tomorrow. Instead come on …read more