J.Okay. Rowling isn’t any stranger to inflicting controversy on-line. From her weird revelations in regards to the Wizarding World on Pottermore to her divisive help for Johnny Depp’s casting as Grindelwald within the Improbable Beasts movies, the Harry Potter writer appears to inadvertently whip up a social media storm together with her Twitter habits on a semi-regular foundation.
It’s occurred once more previously week, too. Final December, Rowling threw help behind a girl who was fired for espousing anti-trans views. Many felt that this uncovered the author’s personal opinions, one thing backed up by accounts she adopted and tweets she’d favored. For occasion, on Could 15th, Rowling favored a strongly-worded tweet – to place it mildly – from Fred Sargeant, a trans-exclusionary homosexual activist.
— Fred Sargeant (@FredSargeant) Could 15, 2020
As you’ll be able to think about, Rowling liking what many contemplate to be a extremely offensive tweet has brought about a brand new wave of posts from followers who’re dissatisfied within the writer for utilizing her platform to unfold this type of message.
JK Rowling, why are you driving a transphobic and racist motion everytime you get a chance?
— heroi do olimpo (@nicoanjo) Could 21, 2020
Awakened and skim that @jk_rowling isn’t even making an attempt to cover her anti-trans views anymore. Can’t imagine an individual who has “championed” tolerance is definitely a bigot. Unhappy.
— Layton Bell (@spiritushex) Could 18, 2020
I actually want that somebody non-transphobic wrote Harry Potter
— lydia 🌜 (@lydblogs) Could 18, 2020
We tried so very onerous to provide @jk_rowling the advantage of doubt that she harbors anti-trans sentiment, but it surely’s simply not potential when she amplifies it with likes & RTs.
We thought the Maya Forstater fallout in Dec. might need modified issues however no.
The place will we go from right here? pic.twitter.com/SJxtnC4bM5
— Wizarding Information™ 🔔 (@HPANA) Could 18, 2020
That is the fucking moron that J.Okay. Rowling tweeted in help of.
Are all of us clear she’s a bigot now? https://t.co/Gs3nlS0Cvt
— 🌶 Caitlin ‘Her Vajesty’ Spice 🌶 (@CateSpice) Could 22, 2020
every day reminder that J.Okay. Rowling is a transphobic bigot 💅 https://t.co/oUa55rsZWj
— hayley st. james 🏳️🌈 PRIDE PLAYS 🌙☀️ (@hayleystjames) Could 17, 2020
It will possibly solely worsen from right here, thought some.
Could 2020: JK Rowling likes transphobic tweets and follows more and more transphobic accounts
Aug 2020: JK calls trans ladies ’a hazard in ladies’s areas’
Nov 2020: Brazenly shits on Trans Day of Remembrance
Feb 2021: Begins calling trans ladies ‘mudbloods’
— 🌶 Caitlin ‘Her Vajesty’ Spice 🌶 (@CateSpice) Could 21, 2020
A troubling passage from Rowling’s 2014 novel The Silkworm was as soon as once more doing the rounds following this incident.
When you assume JK Rowling’s transphobia is new The Slikworm was written in 2014. pic.twitter.com/oGJ40zfwEH
— dyke ⚢ (@radicalsapphic) Could 21, 2020
On a lighter notice, others are nonetheless caught on that bizarre revelation about Hogwarts’ lack of bogs.
haven’t but processed “JK Rowling is towards trans individuals taking part in society” as a result of I’m nonetheless caught on “JK Rowling mentioned wizards didn’t have bogs, traditionally”
— Ennis R. Bashe (@EnnisRookBashe) Could 22, 2020
Let’s all agree that Hermione Granger wouldn’t help her creator on this.
she’s on the brink of battle j.okay. rowling pic.twitter.com/alIQBvQnIi
— emi (@dracofiIms) Could 22, 2020
There is likely to be extra help for Depp lately, given additional particulars which have come out towards Amber Heard, so some could also be behind her backing the actor, however Rowling’s obvious transphobic views are unlikely to be forgiven any time quickly. Just like the tweet above reminds us, although, her creations stand other than the writer, so we will nonetheless benefit from the Wizarding World with out condoning Rowling’s opinions.
To finish on one thing happier, then, you’ll be able to watch a wide range of stars studying chapters of Harry Potter and the Thinker’s/Sorcerer’s Stone throughout lockdown each Tuesday.
Supply: Bounding Into Comics