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J.K. Rowling Says “A Ton Of Potter Fans Were Grateful” For Her Controversial Transgender Tweets

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In the latest episode of the podcast The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling, which was released today, the Harry Potter author spoke about the reactions to her 2019 tweet in which she expressed support for Maya Forstater, a British researcher fired for comments interpreted as anti-trans, drew condemnation from GLAAD.

At the time, the Harry Potter author took to Twitter to speak out in support of Forstater, saying, “Dress however you please.

Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security.

But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill” “I knew it was going to cause a massive storm,” Rowling said in today’s podcast, saying that what came at her was “absolute fury.” The author related replies to her tweet in which some commenters called her a TERF — an acronym that stands for “trans exclusionary radical feminist” — another who wrote: “pretty sure that you and Maya share the same beliefs as Hitler and the Nazis…they gassed trans people” and yet another who wrote, “such a shame that you’ve become the evil that you taught us to stand up to.

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