We doubt Twitter is pleased about this.
On Thursday, Rose McGowan announced that she, along with many other women on Twitter, would be boycotting the social media site on October 13. Why?? Well, the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement came about after the service temporarily suspended the Charmed alum’s account amid tweets about Harvey Weinstein and Ben Affleck.
Unsurprisingly, numerous A-listers — including Chrissy Teigen, Mark Ruffalo, Gina Rodriguez, etc. — have vocalized their support for the boycott and have promised to not post on Friday. Be sure to ch-ch-check out their declarations (below)!
At midnight we RISE https://t.co/ihKLLczUww
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ 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.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 13, 2017
Other stars were quick to pledge their allegiance to the boycott:
Proudly joining #WomenBoycottTwitter for the next 24 hours even though Instagram doesn’t properly capture my tone.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 13, 2017
Jeffrey says it best. #WomenBoycottTwitter
See you Saturday https://t.co/N9uvbgr0ZB
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) October 12, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 13, 2017
Let’s all get involved people #WomenBoycottTwitter
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Questlove Gomez (@questlove) October 13, 2017
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jay Duplass (@jayduplass) October 13, 2017
Signing off ├ó┼ô┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╗ #WomenBoycottTwitter
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Holly Madison (@hollymadison) October 13, 2017
Racism, misogyny, war on poor, war on press, possibly actual war, some good puns.
Now u don’t NEED Friday twitter.#WomenBoycottTwitter
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Joss Whedon (@joss) October 13, 2017
In an attempt to diffuse the drama, Twitter released the following statement to People:
“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. The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.
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.”
What do YOU think?? Are you participating in the boycott??
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
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