Rose McGowan Twitter Suspension Sparks #WomenBoycottTwitter Protest

Chrissy Teigen, John Cusack, Anna Paquin, Kathy Griffin and Alyssa Milano are among those boycotting the social media platform on Friday the 13th

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This Friday the 13th might be a rough one for Twitter.

Rose McGowan’s suspension from Twitter sparked an uproar, and while the actress is back on the platform, many people will be off it until Saturday in protest.

The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter trended on Twitter on Thursday night in support of McGowan, who earlier in the evening stated that Harvey Weinstein had “raped” her.

McGowan’s Twitter was placed on temporary suspension Wednesday night for a then-unspecified violations of the social media site’s rules. Twitter later posted that the suspension was because one of her tweets had included a personal phone number.

McGowan announced the move to her followers on Instagram, saying “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE.”

By Thursday, she was back and posting this explosive message aimed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos:

A number of prominent personalities have since jumped on the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest.

“Ok ok Jesus, let me clear this up. #WomenBoycottTwitter will not silence us, but @Twitter will make much less $$ b/c of fewer clicks. I’m in,” Kathy Griffin wrote.

Chrissy Teigen, John Cusack, Anna Paquin and McGowan’s “Charmed” co-star Alyssa Milano also joined the fight.

Even Michael Rapaport weighed in on it in a string of tweets, starting with:

And heating up to this:

And this …

See more tweets from genuine supporters below.