There aren’t many laughs available in J.Ok. Rowling‘s heel flip into transphobia. The once-beloved Harry Potter writer dropped an atom bomb on her repute earlier this month when she tweeted a collection of transphobic feedback, shortly adopted by a prolonged and weird article on the topic. In consequence, she was condemned by the celebrities of the Harry Potter motion pictures, alienated her younger followers and has needed to face business professionals refusing to work on her tasks.
As such, you may think about that Rowling is at present not significantly joyful and searching for validation, and for a quick second, it appeared to her that she bought that from horror grasp Stephen King when he retweeted a part of one other prolonged Twitter thread she made, leading to a gushing response from Rowling.
“I’ve at all times revered @StephenKing, however right this moment my love reached – perhaps not Annie Wilkes ranges – however new heights. It’s a lot simpler for males to disregard girls’s issues, or to belittle them, however I gained’t ever neglect the lads who stood up after they didn’t must. Thanks, Stephen.”
Rowling then presumably sat again in her fancy tweet-writing TERF chair, happy that a minimum of one of the vital well-known authors on the earth had her again. Or a minimum of she did, till a fan requested Stephen King what he really thought concerning the challenge and he tweeted:
“Trans girls are girls.”
Rowling then swiftly deleted her tweet, her “love” for Stephen King having apparently evaporated the minute he stood as much as assist a marginalized and victimized minority. She rapidly unfollowed King, too, and should have even blocked him (although the proof for that’s circumstantial). Unconfirmed eyewitness experiences state that Rowling was later seen solemnly feeding her copies of IT, The Shining and The Stand into an enormous industrial shredder and muttering one thing about loos.
Oh effectively, a minimum of she will be able to nonetheless rely on the assist of moronic D-grade actor and horrible musician Laurence Fox. That’s nearly nearly as good as Stephen King… proper?
It stays to be seen whether or not the final month can have a long-term impression on J.Ok. Rowling‘s recognition and the way forward for the Harry Potter franchise, however you must think about it’s inflicting main complications for Warner Bros., particularly as they attempt to course right from Unbelievable Beasts 2.