Ruby Rose gets ‘hate and horrible comments’ after Paris post
Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose is getting abuse – after asking fans to “pray for the entire world” following atrocities in Paris.
A series of attacks took place in the French capital last night, with coordinated bomb and gun attacks claiming the lives of 128 people. Attacks also took place in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria on the same day.
Genderfluid actor Ruby Rose reflected on the media’s focus on the Paris disaster, by encouraging people to pray for all of humanity across all of the disasters.
Referencing the #PrayforParis hashtag, she wrote: “Let’s be honest… Pray for humanity. What is happening in the world.
“Today has been devastating. #lebanon #paris #syria and everywhere under attack right now. this is not a blanket post this is a post for today’s horrific news which spans many countries.”
However, the comments did not go down well with everyone – with fans complaining she was “disrespectful”, comparing it to responding to ‘Black Lives Matter’ with ‘All Lives Matter’.
Some told her to “please shut the f**k up” and to “stop erasing what happened”.
However, the star hit back, writing: “Wow! Guys my pray for the world post is not taking away from Paris. It’s about the other incidents today #paris #syria #lebanon
“There were bombings in Lebanon and Paris today. I am saying the world is in trouble. Terrorism is at large.
“Please stop comparing my prayer for the world today as an ‘all lives matter’ blanket post. It’s about the terrorist attacks today.
She added: “Love breeds love. Hate breeds hate.. My heart and my love goes to Paris and everywhere in state of emergency right now. Heartbreaking day.”
The actor later shared a post from President Obama, who said: “This is not just an attack on Paris, not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity.”
She wrote: “Literally what I said and stand by earlier. Yet [I] receive hate and horrible comments.”