Rose McGowan, one of the women who’s been leading the charge against accused serial sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein, has had her Twitter account suspended.

The ban will be in effect for 12 hours, and Twitter has given McGowan the option of deleting her tweets that they say violate their rules, in order to access her account more quickly.


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As you can see from her Instagram post, McGowan is not stoked on these developments. A number of her supporters have responded to the sudden ban with understandable outrage:

McGowan’s suspension comes after she made a number of tweets calling out not only Weinstein, but several other Hollywood blokes who she says ignored or covered up Weinstein’s alleged fuckery.

Twitter’s rules state that they “may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behaviour, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”

It sure seems suspicious as hell that McGowan’s copped a 12-hour suspension for backing up a bunch of women who’ve come forward about the behaviour of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, while other public figures, like, say, the President of the United States, are using the platform to get reeeeeeal close to starting a global nuclear war.

But who knows. Maybe a quick “fuck you” in the direction of Ben Affleck is much, much worse.

Source: Variety
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