Chrissy Teigen and Anna Paquin are encouraging Twitter users to boycott the social network in protest against the suspension of Rose McGowan’s account.
Actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended for 12 hours on Thursday for violating the social network’s rules. She had been vocal on Twitter over the past week regarding the sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
The suspension of McGowan’s account was met with incredulity and outrage on social media, with many accusing the platform of silencing a woman who had been trying to speak up about sexual harassment.
Twitter has since reactivated McGowan’s account, and claims that it was suspended due to the actress tweeting a private phone number.
The social network also tweeted saying: “Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power.”
After McGowan’s account was reinstated (and before today’s boycott) the actress alleged that Weinstein raped her.
Chrissy Teigen, Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo and John Cusack are among the celebrities boycotting Twitter today, Friday 13th October, in solidarity with McGowan.