JK Rowling, the notorious writer of the mega-hit series, Harry Potter, has had her fair share of controversial situations on social media over the last few years. Refinery 29 reported today that JK Rowling was criticized once again for her alleged transphobic views.
On Saturday night, the Harry Potter author posted a tweet in response to an advertisement from Devex, that said their product was for people who “menstruate.” JK Rowling derisively took to her account to say she was sure that there was a word for such people in the past.
She wrote that perhaps it was, “Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” Twitter users accused Rowling of deliberately trying to shove out non-binary and non-gender conforming people.
Juno Dawson, her fellow author, claimed that JK and the rest of the world are in the middle of a pandemic, protesting racial injustice and police brutality, and the Harry Potter author was using her account to say that “trans women are not women.”
.@jk_rowling These times are hard enough without YOU, a wealthy white woman, tweeting transphobia from your mansion.
Trans people really don't need your bullshit right now. Do us all a favour and give it a rest.
— Black Lives Matter ✊🏾 (@MunroeBergdorf) June 7, 2020
Rowling went on to criticize the idea that sex characteristics aren’t a real thing. She said that to take it away as a category would “erase” the “lived reality of women globally.”
As it was noted above, this won’t be the first time that JK Rowling has been accused of harboring anti-trans views. Back in December, she was accused of transphobia when she voiced her support for a British researcher who lost her job after she stated that a person couldn’t change their biological sex.
Other people such as Jonathan Van Ness, the Queer Eye star, chimed in on the debate by saying that it was the best time ever to donate to black trans people.
Rowling is often in the media headlines for her Twitter habits. For instance, she, and the likes of Stephen King, frequently criticize the president of the United States, Donald Trump, for his handling of a number of important issues.
In the past, Rowling poked fun at Donald Trump’s writing style by purposefully misspelling the word, “greatest,” as “gratest.” She did the same thing with the term, “poor,” as “pore.”