The conflict between J.K. Rowling and the trans-community has reached a new level. Yesterday, the writer tweeted several posts in which she talked about the threats. She began to receive them after the publication on the network of a photo of her house, which was made by activists of the transperson rights movement.
After it became known that the writer J.K. Rowling, who invented the story of the young wizard, would not be invited to the Harry Potter reunion, the network again began to vigorously discuss the scandal with her participation, which became the reason for Rowling's “cancellation”. Recall that the writer once criticized the phrase “people who menstruate” on her Twitter account, recalling that there is the word “women”. After that, she was accused of transphobia, an anti-Rowling movement began on the network, and many actors from “Harry Potter” rushed to distance themselves from Rowling. Moreover, in the series of books by Rowling about the detective Cormoran Strike, which she writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, they also found signs of transphobia.
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Now on the network, some users are ready to cancel Rowling's “cancellation” and condemn those who previously condemned the writer herself. The reason for this was a resonant case. Several activists from among critics of the writer's transphobic views were photographed at her house, and they did it in such a way that the exact address is clearly visible in the photo, and published the pictures on the network.
I received so many death threats that I could have pasted them all over the house. Perhaps – just to say it – the best way to prove that your movement does not pose a threat to women is to stop harassing and harassing us and stop threatening us.
She also noted that she had to contact the police, and thanked everyone who sent complaints about the publication with a photo to the social media support service.
In the comments, a discussion has traditionally developed. Many did not take the writer's complaint seriously, believing that she exaggerated the problem.
This is a little strange because you know perfectly well that your address is public information, but you are trying to give the impression that transactivists are disclosing private information to the public. There is a whole article about your house on Wikipedia,
– wrote one of the users.
Where was your indignation then?
Another user asked, attaching a screenshot of a two-year-old video of a Harry Potter fan tour of Edinburgh to the writer's house.
However, many of Rowling's subscribers supported her, noting that such behavior of activists is unacceptable.
The events and characters simply reflect the plot of Harry Potter. Institutions designed to defend good and fight evil have been undermined. Those who oppose this are condemned and destroyed. Thanks to people like you who stand firm in front of it, we will prevail,
– wrote one of the fans.
Rowling was also supported by some representatives of the trans-community.
I'm sorry to hear that. I am a transperson, but I do not support people like them. I always disagree with your opinions, but I understand your concerns,
– said the subscriber.
Some decided to support Rowling in a comic form with a reference to books. She even retweeted one of these posts.
To my fellow activists who are planning to peacefully intimidate J.K. Rowling by gathering outside her home. I remind you of her address: Platform 9 ¾, King's Cross Station. (To enter, run very fast, head first, to the concrete wall between platforms 9 and 10.) Good luck!
– posted by a netizen.
The first news was shared by blogger Zenitsu98.