Canadian writers, actors join Twitter boycott

Canadian writers and actors are boycotting Twitter amid Weinstein sex scandal

Canadian writers, actors and women’s rights advocates are joining an international boycott of the Twitter social media platform today over its handling of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.

The boycott started at midnight Thursday in New York and is to extend through today.

Canadian-born actor Anna Paquin welcomed any men who wish to show their support under the trending hash tag #WomenBoycottTwitter.

The backlash began after actor Rose McGowan — a vocal critic who has accused “HW” of raping her — was briefly suspended for tweeting a personal phone number.

Weinstein has denied through a spokeswoman any allegations of non-consensual contact.

Related: Hollywood reacts to Weinstein harassment claims

Canadian television writer Emily Andras, known for the series Wyonna Earp, tweeted the boycott is about respect for women — but some critics say silence is not the way to fight abuse.

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

MacDuff: Under a towel on Christmas morning

Warm wishes from our home to yours.

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

UPDATED: Train collides with car in Maple Ridge

Mother and child both uninjured, track cleared at 11 a.m.

Woman charged with attempted murder after Mission assault

Victim in hospital in stable condition after Maple Ridge woman allegedly attacks him

Stoked about sharing in Maple Ridge

Shred, Share, Stoked takes place Dec. 17 at the Greg Moore Youth Centre

Learning the spirit of giving

Santa Train roll through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows again on Saturday

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

VIDEO: Pedestrian struck by vehicle caught on security camera

Incident points to danger on the roads not only in low light but also in bright sunshine

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Most Read