Harry Potter author JK Rowling called for trouble with her “Transphobic” comments a few weeks ago. But it seems like the internet is still not done schooling her yet. Now, turns out Rowling who had praised physicist Stephen King in a tweet, has now deleted it after he voiced his support towards the transgender community. Below is what exactly happened.
A quick recap, in a column that the Harry Potter creator wrote a few weeks back, she spoke about the women menstruating amid the pandemic and their problems. JK Rowling while penning it, gave a side-eye to the transgender community. Resulting in many calling the author a transphobic person. She even defended herself by revealing that she is also a victim of domestic abuse.
British Labour Party MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle in his statement recently accused JK Rowling of sabotaging her Transphobic comments with her domestic violence story. The author replied to the MP with a quote by Andrea Dworkin. The tweet reached Stephen King who retweeted it.
A happy JK Rowling thanked the physicist, “It’s so much easier for men to ignore women’s concerns, or to belittle them, but I won’t ever forget the men who stood up when they didn’t need to. Thank you, Stephen.” But turns out she deleted it.
Why? Well, a fan asked Stephen his opinion on the trans community. To which Stephen King replied, “Trans women are women.”
King standing on the other side did not go well with JK Rowling, who then decided to delete her praising tweet.