Everyone Is Dragging J.K. Rowling For Tweeting Transphobic Comments Yet Again
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J.K. Rowling is facing backlash after posting several anti-trans Tweets to her millions of followers, just one in a series of similar posts by the author.
In an amazing display of “not reading the room”, extremely rich white woman J.K. Rowling has decided that the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests and a global pandemic would be the perfect time for some more of her dumbshit thoughts about trans people.
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?
Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
It all kicked off when she took offence to an article headline that used the phrase “people who menstruate” instead of “women.” Rowling decided that out of all the issues going on in the world right now, this is the one that deserved to be commented on. Sure there’s systemic racism and people dying and protests and a pandemic, but language changing slightly in order to be more inclusive of the most marginalised people in the world? Simply must be stopped at once! Get on your Tweeting machine J.K., the world needs your thoughts on this. What Would Dumbledore Do! You’re a dementor! Other Harry Potter references!
If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
No statement beginning with, “I know and love [minority], but—” has ever ended well. https://t.co/zt1HRY3gZF
— Benjamin Law 羅旭能 (@mrbenjaminlaw) June 6, 2020
Rowling has a history of receiving backlash for these kinds of remarks, but the latest ones have really caught on fire….like the goblet (does this work?). This is partly because these Tweets are the most direct she has been on this topic, but also because during a time where everyone else is speaking out about the Black Lives Matter movement, she is using her huge platform to spread misinformation and hate. This is especially galling because of the disproportionate way police violence impacts these communities.
YOU WERE SET OFF ON THIS BY A HEADLINE??? PEOPLE ARE GETTING MURDERED IN THE STREETS, BLACK TRANS WOMEN DIE AT HORRIFYING RATES, AND YOU FEEL THAT YOUR PERCEIVED OPPRESSION BY AN INCLUSIVE HEADLINE NEEDS TO BE SPOKEN AT THIS MOMENT?
— Molly Knox Ostertag (@MollyOstertag) June 7, 2020
JK Rowling choosing to tweet about trans women not being real women RIGHT NOW during BLM uproar really shows her depth of thought about trans people AND black people… I am gettin flu-like symptoms trying to imagine her thoughts (or lack-there-of) on… the intersection 🧙🏼♀️
— Patti Harrison (@Party_Harderson) June 7, 2020
The fuck did Rowling do now? ::sigh:: She just can't stop herself, can she? The whole world is focused on police brutality, which *kills* black trans people on the regular, and here she is vomiting TERFery and mad bc people are calling her out for it.
— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) June 6, 2020
Some celebrities were pissed off enough to join in on the dragging, including Sarah Paulson, Mara Wilson, and Tegan and Sara. Coincidentally, all of whom I would marry.
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) June 7, 2020
If you are a TERF and following us, please fuck off and unfollow us.
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) June 6, 2020
Really sick of one of the richest and most influential white women in the world being lauded as some great crusader and truthteller for hating on one of the most marginalized groups of people
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) June 6, 2020
Several people took the opportunity to discuss how Rowling is shooting herself in the foot, with views that are out of step with what young people tend to believe.
literally cannot think of anything funnier than JK Rowling finding out tonight no one she agrees with politically is young enough to like her books
— Lauren L Walker (@LLW902) June 7, 2020
what’s insane is that jk rowling essentially raised us to stand up to her bigotry
— katie jo (@katiejoyofosho) June 6, 2020
And wondered why she simply doesn’t log off and enjoy the huge piles of cash she made from selling her books to an entire generation.
JK Rowling could use her money to spend every day living a life of extreme unrestrained hedonism and instead she spends her time melting down on a free app that sucks. go drink some 100 year old wine and pay a ballet troupe to eat you out! log off!
— thomas violence (@thomas_violence) June 6, 2020
imagine being rich enough to not have to deal with anything ever and still being like no my passion for saying the worst shit possible is simply too strong
— JP (@jpbrammer) June 6, 2020
I’ll never understand rich people who choose to tweet nasty shit when they could be backflipping into money like Scrooge McDuck
— Deirdre (@figgled) June 6, 2020
While some people think having too much money is actually the issue.
JK Rowling further reinforces my belief that TOO MUCH MONEY GIVES YOU BRAIN WORMS
— Jephiroth (@jephjacques) June 6, 2020
When you get too rich someone breaks into your house and replaces your brain with two handfuls of squirmy little mean hateful brainless worms. And those worms? They just love to tweet
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) June 7, 2020
love that society is melting down and JK Rowling is out here like "if you say 'people who menstruate', you hate women"
like there are easier ways to say you're too rich to care but ok
— hbomberguy (@Hbomberguy) June 7, 2020
Why have none of JK Rowling’s friends ever told her to shut the fuck up… twitter’s BEEN roasting her for rewriting Harry Potter in tweet form and she thinks now is a good time to share her thoughts on being a TERF… the brain worms she must have…
— Lizzie✨ (@lizzayjay) June 7, 2020
And some people are just having a wonderful old go at her. Which to me, is magic (harry potter).
the whole world can be convulsing with disease and rage and 40 ancient english women with 8 green teeth between them will still be like “caw guvnah but what about me crustey ole fanny”
— milf hunter (@anton_labae) June 7, 2020
jk rowling saw trans people living their truth and said “i identify as a dumbass”
— collin duddy (@LoboExplosivo) June 7, 2020
can we make ‘ickabog’ mean terf?
“how was your date?” “Ugh she turned out to be an ickabog so I had to bail”
— rabia (@sueandcricket) June 7, 2020
Gonna use the pages of HP to soak up my non-binary expired uterine lining.
— Mx Penwarden (@MxPenwarden) June 7, 2020
In summation: J.K. Rowling should sort herself into the house of no wi-fi, so she can’t Tweet about this ever again.