- J.K. Rowling accused of making “anti-trans comments” on Twitter
- Harry Potter fans expressed their disappointment
- Rowling previously expressed her support to a researcher who lost her job over tweeting anti-trans comments
British author J.K. Rowling finds herself in hot water after she was accused of making “anti-trans comments” on Twitter
The series of tweets made by Rowling didn’t sit well with a lot of people, including long-time “Harry Potter” fans.
People didn’t hold back and expressed their disappointment when the author tweeted: “People who menstru
ate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Same with her following tweet:
Twitter user Rhiannon said she is disappointed that someone she has idolized for so long would use her platform to spread h
“My life has been shaped by being female” – so has their’s. The only difference is that they have to and continue to struggle to be accepted as who they are – WOMEN,” she said.
Another user, Hippo Crassy, said she is h
eartbroken that Rowling felt that way; adding that the author’s experience of femininity has always been from a place of privilege.
Metro Manila Pride, an LGBTQ group in the Philippines, said the author is not an ally and urged people to unfollow her.
Amidst the backlash, Rowling seemingly denied the accusation; saying she respects every trans person’s right to liv
e in any way and she would willingly march with them if they get discrimin ated over being trans.
This isn’t the first time the author stirred controversy about the issue.
In a feature on Pink News, Rowling expressed her support to a researcher who lost her job over tweeting anti-trans comments.