J.K. Rowling Unfollows Stephen King On Twitter After He Declares Support For Transgender Women – J.K. Rowling unfollowed Stephen King and removed her tweet praising Stephen King after he told his followers that “trans women are women” over Pride weekend.
J.K. Rowling Unfollows Stephen King On Twitter After He Declares Support For Transgender Women:
After making headlines for her anti-trans tweet, J.K. Rowling has come under fire once again for allegedly unfollowing and blocking Stephen King on all social media platforms, after King voiced his support for transgender women.
On Sunday, J.K. Rowling, 54, shared a series of posts in response to an apology from British politician Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who accused the author of “using” her domestic violence experience as “justification for discriminating against” the transgender community, after she questioned the idea that “sex isn’t real” in a series of tweets that LGBTQ+ activists condemned as transphobic.
Addressing Lloyd Russell-Moyle’s apology following his Tribune magazine article, the 54-year-old “Harry Potter” author released a series of tweets relating to violence against women.
In one of her tweets, J.K. Rowling used a quote from the late feminist and author Andrea Dworkin, which Stephen King retweeted.
Stephen King, 72, retweeted the message sent out by the Harry Potter author, which read:
“Andrea Dworkin wrote: ‘Men often react to women’s words—speaking and writing—as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women’s words with violence.’ It isn’t hateful for women speak about their own experiences, nor do they deserve shaming for doing so.”
While J.K. Rowling appeared delighted to receive support from a fellow writer, later on Sunday, Rowling tweeted out words of praise for the novelist:
“I’ve always revered @StephenKing, but today my love reached – maybe not Annie Wilkes levels – but new heights. 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.”
J.K. Rowling Deletes Praise For Stephen King After He Said He Believed “Transgender Women Are Women”:
As a backlash grew, one fan asked King bluntly where he stood on the matter:
“You should address the TERF tweet. By telling us constant readers if you believe trans women are women.”
Stephen King simply replied:
“Yes. Trans women are women.”
Shortly after the interaction between the IT novelist Stephen King and the commenter, J.K. Rowling deleted her words of praise for the “Carrie” author.
The term “TERF,” which stands for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” has been linked to Rowling amid a furious row over transgender issues throughout the past month.
This comes weeks after the mother of three faced harsh backlash when she reacted to an online article titled “Opinion: Creating a more equal post COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.” Many accused her of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF). J.K. Rowling tweeted on June 6:
“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”