JK Rowling branded a 'b***h' by activists after claiming she'd rather face jail than call trans women 'women'

JK Rowling branded a 'b***h' by activists after claiming she'd rather face jail than call trans women 'women'

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 20/10/2023

- 11:32

Updated: 20/10/2023

- 11:41

The Harry Potter author has reignited the furore of trans activists online

JK Rowling has been inundated with reactions on X, formerly known as Twitter, after wading back into the row surrounding trans rights.

Rowling tweeted, "No," alongside a picture of a projection of the words: "Repeat after us: Trans women are women" on the Ministry of Justice.

The Harry Potter author, who has been the victim of numerous cancellation attempts due to her views on trans issues, was soon branded a "bigot" by some after sharing the post online.

"Repeat after us: JK Rowling is an idiotic bigot and a terrible author," one irked person wrote while a second moaned: "It’s wild to take a step back and realize this is all she talks about now.

"Not Harry Potter, not writing. Just a single-minded obsession with hating a group of people and posting about it," they added while a third brutally put: "Genuinely would love to slap this b***h."

Legions of Rowling's followers and other X users rushed to the author's defence, however, including GB News' very own Andrew Doyle who took aim at the third aforementioned tweet, in particular.

JK Rowling

JK Rowling has been slammed for her trans views again


Mocking the X user's post, Doyle replied: "I could forgive the vicious bullying and mindless malignancy of The Good Guys™ if they made even the slightest effort to understand basic grammar and punctuation…"

Among the hoards of other replies siding with the 58-year-old, was one person who remarked: "Vote Labour, get a two-year stretch!"

The user was referring to the reports that a new Labour government would make attacks motivated by hatred of a victim’s gender into "aggravated offences".

Classifying such an incident as a crime could mean those found guilty may have to face a two-year sentence.

But Rowling didn't seem deterred by the reports emanating from Keir Starmer's party as she remarked in response: "I'll happily do two years if the alternative is compelled speech and forced denial of the reality and importance of sex.

"Bring on the court case, I say. It'll be more fun than I've ever had on a red carpet."

This isn't the first time Rowling has blasted Starmer, with Rowling slamming the politician after he publicly stated that "trans women are women" last year.

In a series of tweets, Rowling fumed: "I don’t think our politicians have the slightest idea how much anger is building among women from all walks of life at the attempts to threaten and intimidate them out of speaking publicly about their own rights, their own bodies and their own lives.

"Among the thousands of letters and emails I’ve received are disillusioned members of Labour, the Greens, the Lib Dems and the SNP.

"Women are scared, outraged and angry at the deaf ear turned to their well-founded concerns. But women are organising.

"Now @Keir_Starmer publicly misrepresents equalities law, in yet another indication that the Labour Party can no longer be counted on to defend women’s rights.

"But I repeat: women are organising across party lines, and their resolve and their anger are growing." (sic)

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