Dozens of celebrities took to Twitter to boycott the social media platform on Friday in solidarity with actress Rose McGowan and as a protest against the silencing of women’s voices, especially victims of sexual assault.
The idea for the protest came after McGowan’s Twitter account was briefly suspended Thursday.
Celebrities deciding to boycott on Friday include Alyssa Milano, Chrissy Teigen, Mark Ruffalo, Terry Crews, Kathy Griffin, Anna Paquin, Jeffrey Wright, and several more.
Despite the boycott, the hashtag is trending Friday because of users who feel women are silencing themselves. “Instead of
#womenboycottwitter why don’t we bombard twitter. Give it hell. Get all up in it’s face. Make some noise. Be brave. F— s–t up,” tweeted actress Amanda Abbington.
“I’ve been silenced by misogyny far too much to now do it voluntarily. EVERYONE should shout louder against sexism,” tweeted author Melissa Cole.
But as Griffin put it Thursday, “
#WomenBoycottTwitter will not silence us, but @Twitter will make much less $$ b/c of fewer clicks. I’m in.”
See more celebrity reactions to #WomenBoycottTwitter below.
Ladies. Let's do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
I'm with her and her and her and her and her and her and her…#WomenBoycottTwitter
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 13, 2017
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 13, 2017
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 13, 2017
Calling white women allies to recognize conflict of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of color who haven't received support on similar issues.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 13, 2017
#WomenBoycottTwitter because we deserve it and so does Twitter. Shame on you
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 13, 2017
— Debra Messing✍? (@DebraMessing) October 13, 2017
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) October 13, 2017
I stand with the women. No more tweets for me too.#WomenBoycottTwitter
— Terry Crews (@terrycrews) October 13, 2017
— Jay Duplass (@jayduplass) October 13, 2017
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) October 13, 2017
Taking a mental health break from Twitter. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) October 13, 2017
— Anna Chlumsky (@AnnaChlumsky) October 13, 2017
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) October 13, 2017
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 13, 2017