Bella Ramsey thanks their 'gay army' as they quit Twitter

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Bella Ramsey has taken to Twitter to thank fans in a final message before quitting the social media app.

The 19-year-old - who has appeared in Game of Thrones and, more recently, opposite Pedro Pascal in HBO Max's The Last of Us - made the announcement that they are quitting the app mere days after Elon Musk, 51, removed blue checkmarks on all legacy accounts.

Ramsey - who is non-binary and uses both she/her and they/them pronouns - was among the many that lost their blue checkmarks on Friday (April 21).

Other famous figures like Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Ciara, and The Game also found themselves checkless.

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Twitter CEO Musk removed all blue checkmarks from legacy accounts this week. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

In a last message to their followers, Ramsey tweeted: "Twitter it's been fun. My account will still be active for now but I will not be on here! Thank you my gay army and all the rest. Love you."

Ramsey has been using their platform for good - especially raising awareness on trans issues recently for the Trans Day of Visibility on March 13. In their tweet, Ramsey paid tribute to their younger self, writing: "Happy TDOV to this little dude! I didn't know the word non-binary in this picture. But I knew what it meant. Inherently. Because I always was, and always will be. Lotsa love to all of my trans, enby and gender funky friends [...]."

Previously Ramsey has had to deal with negativity and trolling online, and revealed that when they were auditioning for roles when they were younger, they were told their looks weren't right and got passed on for jobs because of it.

Speaking to GQ, in a clip that was shared on Twitter by @sourkettle, Ramsey - who previously played Lady Lyanna Marmont in Game Of Thrones at the age of 13 - heartbreakingly admitted that there were other roles they lost out on because they didn't fit Hollywood's beauty ideal.

They explained: "I was told [in] one of my first auditions ever... The director really liked me but I didn't get the part because I didn’t have the 'Hollywood look'. That's something that I've always found very interesting."

They also revealed to the publication that even getting the role in The Last Of Us came with criticism from fans over their "square head" and not looking like fans' imagining of the character.

Ramsey added: "You're looking for a comment that's more painful than the last one. I'd kid myself that I was doing it in jest."

Despite the battle to get into the industry, Ramsey's talent ultimately won in the end, with The Last Of Us' creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann choosing her from over 100 auditionees.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Bella Ramsey thanks their 'gay army' as they quit Twitter

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Bella Ramsey has taken to Twitter to thank fans in a final message before quitting the social media app.

The 19-year-old - who has appeared in Game of Thrones and, more recently, opposite Pedro Pascal in HBO Max's The Last of Us - made the announcement that they are quitting the app mere days after Elon Musk, 51, removed blue checkmarks on all legacy accounts.

Ramsey - who is non-binary and uses both she/her and they/them pronouns - was among the many that lost their blue checkmarks on Friday (April 21).

Other famous figures like Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Ciara, and The Game also found themselves checkless.

wp-image-1263184361 size-full
Twitter CEO Musk removed all blue checkmarks from legacy accounts this week. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

In a last message to their followers, Ramsey tweeted: "Twitter it's been fun. My account will still be active for now but I will not be on here! Thank you my gay army and all the rest. Love you."

Ramsey has been using their platform for good - especially raising awareness on trans issues recently for the Trans Day of Visibility on March 13. In their tweet, Ramsey paid tribute to their younger self, writing: "Happy TDOV to this little dude! I didn't know the word non-binary in this picture. But I knew what it meant. Inherently. Because I always was, and always will be. Lotsa love to all of my trans, enby and gender funky friends [...]."

Previously Ramsey has had to deal with negativity and trolling online, and revealed that when they were auditioning for roles when they were younger, they were told their looks weren't right and got passed on for jobs because of it.

Speaking to GQ, in a clip that was shared on Twitter by @sourkettle, Ramsey - who previously played Lady Lyanna Marmont in Game Of Thrones at the age of 13 - heartbreakingly admitted that there were other roles they lost out on because they didn't fit Hollywood's beauty ideal.

They explained: "I was told [in] one of my first auditions ever... The director really liked me but I didn't get the part because I didn’t have the 'Hollywood look'. That's something that I've always found very interesting."

They also revealed to the publication that even getting the role in The Last Of Us came with criticism from fans over their "square head" and not looking like fans' imagining of the character.

Ramsey added: "You're looking for a comment that's more painful than the last one. I'd kid myself that I was doing it in jest."

Despite the battle to get into the industry, Ramsey's talent ultimately won in the end, with The Last Of Us' creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann choosing her from over 100 auditionees.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy