Overnight, Rose McGowan’s twitter, which has been the greatest resource for cold hard truth amidst the Harvey Weinstein as habitual sexual predator story, was temporarily suspended. In an official tweet, twitter stated that McGowan’s account was locked because she had posted a private phone number. The “offending” tweet has since been deleted and McGowan’s account is, mercifully, back up and running.
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 our Terms of Service. 1/3
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 12, 2017
And thank heavens for that. The still-unraveling Weinstein story (there are decades worth of disturbing stories, so we may be going at it for a while, folks) has presented us with a seemingly endless amount of information. Then there are the think pieces, the tweets, the snapchat stories, the Instagram posts, all working together to create the world’s most disturbing echo chamber.
So I urge you to follow McGowan. Not only is she calling bullshit on the Hollywood folks who claim to have been unaware of Weinstein’s behavior (in fact, her account was taken offline shortly after she called bullshit on habitual dirtbag Ben Affleck), she’s also sharing relevant articles, tweeting out empowering battle cries, and even sympathizing with Lindsay Lohan:
Please go easy on Lindsay Lohan. Being a child actor turned sex symbol twists the brain in ways you can’t comprehend.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 11, 2017
I’ve long known Rose to be a fearless warrior for truth and justice in a world (and, in particular, an industry) which desperately needs it, but we need her now more than ever. If you aren’t already following her, do so here.