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Ruby Rose sparks backlash over photo with Floyd Mayweather

Gabby Jeffries July 26, 2015
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Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose has sparked an online backlash – after posing for a photo with controversial boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The genderfluid actress uploaded a photo to Instagram this week with the star, writing: “the champ!”
Ruby Rose sparks backlash over photo with Floyd Mayweather
However, fans have slammed the actress for posing with Mayweather – citing his convictions for domestic violence and misdemeanour battery.

He was also caught on tape in 2010 referring to Manny Pacquiao as a “faggot” several times – but later apologised for the comments.

Ruby Rose’s fanbase seemed less than impressed with the star for posing with the boxer.
Ruby Rose sparks backlash over photo with Floyd Mayweather

One fan wrote: “For real hates gays hits women….. ugh… @rubyrose you are so gorgeous and I hope smart. Don’t be part ov the closed eyes all around us.

Another added: “The champ of what? Beating women?”

A third fan said: “I’m disgusted you’d express love for Mayweather and fan girl for a man who brutalizes women! I removed u from my girl crush list.”
Ruby Rose sparks backlash over photo with Floyd Mayweather
Ruby Rose sparks backlash over photo with Floyd Mayweather
The actress debuted on the third season of the Netflix prison drama as Stella, a tattooed Australian who drove a wedge between prison couple Piper and Alex.

However, the genderfluid star attracted a lot of attention online – with both gay men and straight women alike joking that the star was making them question their sexuality.

(h/t Independent)

Related topics: actress, Boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Gay, lesbian, OITNB, orange is the new black, out, Ruby Rose

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