Maya Forstater transgender instagram information experts Maya Forstater

JK Rowling ‘knew’ her controversial comments on transgender issues would make Potter fans ‘deeply unhappy’

Reading now: 754

JK Rowling says she “absolutely knew” her comments and views on transgender issues would make Harry Potter fans “deeply unhappy”.

The author said despite an enormous backlash to a tweet made in 2019, there were “a tonne of Potter fans that were grateful that I said what I said”.

Rowling has previously been criticised for her staunch views on gender identity, explaining she was partly motivated to speak out because of her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault, but has strongly denied accusations of transphobia.

Speaking on the latest episode of the podcast The Witch Trials of JK Rowling, she addressed a tweet she had made in 2019, in which she expressed support for tax expert Maya Forstater, and the resulting fallout.

The website is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News

31.03 / 11:31
31.03 / 11:31