J.K. Rowling Faces Backlash for Sharing Another Anti-Trans Tweet

J.K. Rowling at the premiere of Finding The Way Home at Hudson Yards in New York on December 11, 2019. Gregory Pace/Shutterstock

Not being silent. J.K. Rowling Backlash from social media users after sharing another controversial tweet about transgender women.

the Harry Potter The author, 56, reacted to a report by Sunday times Allegedly, Scottish police “would record rapes by perpetrators of male genitalia as having been committed by a woman if the attacker ‘identifies as female'”.

Linking to the article published in her letter, on Sunday, December 12, Rowling wrote, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is power. The man who raped you is a woman.”

The comment quickly sparked controversy online, with many urging the British citizen to reconsider her opinion. One Twitter user replied, “You literally have a castle and you spend your time doing it,” another wondered, “Why is this the way you want to be remembered? Why did you pick this hill? What do you get from this?”

Another response read, “JK Rowling, who is best known for writing about witches, witchcraft, horse-birds, and giant murder trees, wants to tell you that transgender people don’t exist.”

Some publications have drawn comparisons between Rowling and her famous characters harshly, with one user writing, “I didn’t realize Dolores Umbridge was an autobiography.”

Despite many angry responses, Rowling received notes of thanks and support from fans who believed she made a “courageous” statement. Her latest comment came hours before the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets It debuted on Monday, December 13, to give a glimpse into Mads Mikkelsen Like Gellert Grindelwald. (The role was originally played by Johnny DeppWho was excluded from the series last year amid his ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard.)

Rowling penned one of the most popular youth fantasy series to date, authoring seven books between 1997 and 2007. The novels inspired a hugely successful film franchise, with Daniel RadcliffeAnd Emma Watson And Rupert Grint Starring Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley respectively. The lovable trio are set to reunite on the upcoming HBO Max show Harry PotterImpact – but each of them spoke out against Rowling’s previous hurtful statements.

In June 2020, Rowling made headlines when she criticized an article that used the blanket phrase “people who menstruate,” acknowledging that not everyone who goes through their period is considered female. “I’m sure there was a word for these people. Someone help me. Mobin? Wimbound? Womood?” I wrote at the time.

Radcliffe, 32, issued a lengthy statement in response to Trevor’s Project, publicly offering his support to the trans community.

“While Joe is undoubtedly responsible for the course my life has taken, as someone I have had the privilege to work with and have continued to contribute to the Trevor Project over the past decade, and as a human being, I feel compelled to say something at this moment. Transgender women are women” miracle workers The actor noted at the time. “Any statement to the contrary erodes the identity and dignity of transgender people and contradicts all advice offered by healthcare professional associations that have far more expertise on the subject than either Joe or I.”

The Broadway vet concluded with a message to those “who now feel that their experience with [Harry Potter] Books are tarnished or dulled,” reminding readers, “If these books teach you that love is the most powerful force in the universe, capable of overcoming anything…that is between you and the book you are reading, and it is sacred.” “

Watson, 31, and Grint, 33, made statements of their own, emphasizing that they will remain strong allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Rowling’s criticism didn’t stay inside Harry Potter the universe, however. in october 2020, Pete Davidson He responded to the producer’s “extremely disappointing” view during a fiery “weekend update” segment on Saturday Night Live.

“what’s wrong with her?” joked. “She has created a seven-book fantasy series about all kinds of mythical creatures that live in harmony with witches and elves and the only thing she can’t spoil is Laverne Cox? She is a national treasure.”

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