Ruby Rose quits Batwoman under mysterious circumstances, role to be recast for season 2

Ruby Rose quits Batwoman under mysterious circumstances, role to be recast for season 2
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Ruby Rose has announced she won't be returning to Batwoman for the show's second season, but hasn't said why. 

The star of the CW series revealed the news in a statement this week, meaning the role will need to be recast ahead of Batwoman's second season. 

"I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a statement, according to TV Line.

"This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles." 

Rose declined to comment on the reason for the hasty exit, but said she was "truly grateful" to "everyone who made season one a success". 

The Australian actor was cast as the out lesbian superhero in 2018, prompting a wave of backlash which she said left her an "emotional wreck". 

Rose, who identifies as gender fluid, deleted her Twitter at the time as a result of insults and questions about whether she was fit to play the role. 

"Where on earth did 'Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can't be batwoman' come from?" she wrote at the time, calling the claim "ridiculous".

"I came out at 12 and have for the past five years have had to deal with 'she's too gay' - how do y'all flip it like that?" she added.

The season one finale of Batwoman aired in the US over the weekend. 

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