Many users of the platform decided to stay silent on Friday in protest after Rose McGowan’s voice was silenced by the micro-blogging platform. The campaign under the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter has drawn many activists, celebrities and journalists.
Ladies. Let's do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
Many men have also joined the protest, which started at midnight Thursday in New York and is set to last all day. Many criticized Twitter's hypocrisy, like Ghostbusters director Paul Feig.
Others, however, objected the idea and voiced their support of the platform, wondering if escaping could "ever make anyone a winner."
To have a better Twitter, few women stopped Tweeting for a day? Never knew escaping a cause ever made anyone a winner#WomenBoycottTwitter— Debarati Majumder (@debarati_m) October 13, 2017
Meanwhile, Rose McGowan seemed to be quite comfortable with the decision, inviting her supporters to follow her on Instagram.
The account of the movie star was suspended shortly after she addressed several tweets to Ben Affleck, telling him to "f*ck off" over his remarks on the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.