Ruby Rose sparks backlash over photo with Floyd Mayweather
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!”
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.
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.”
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.