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#WomenBoycottTwitter trends after Rose McGowan suspension

/ 04:09 PM October 13, 2017

Rose McGowan  AFP PHOTO

Women on Twitter banded together to boycott the social media app in protest of the suspension of actress Rose McGowan’s account.

McGowan was barred from using the site, but the ban was lifted a few hours later. She had been on a tirade spell, going after movie producer Harvey Weinstein, whom she accused of sexual harassment, and eventually rape.


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Model Chrissy Teigen was one of the women who supported the move by saying: “Not because of hate but because I love this platform and I know it can do better.” Within minutes, she posted screenshots of men replying about her decision.

Comedian Kathy Griffin also expressed her support by saying that the social media site will only lose a few bucks because of less clicks. “Charmed” actress and McGowan’s co-star Alyssa Milano said it will be her first time in a decade not to tweet because of this movement.

Not only women but male celebrities like “2012” star John Cusack and “The Incredible Hulk” star Mark Ruffalo pledged their support.

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


In reply to McGowan’s suspension, Twitter explained that she had violated their Terms and Services by posting a private number in her tweet. /ra

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