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J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Right to Free Speech

J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Right to Free Speech

J.K. Rowling is defending Donald Trump’s right to “be offensive and bigoted.”

The Harry Potter author spoke up about the presidential hopeful’s freedom of speech during an appearance at the PEN Literary Gala on Monday (May 16) in New York City.

“His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine,” J.K. said (via LA Times). “Unless we take that absolute position, without caveats or apologies, we have set foot upon a road with only one destination.”

She continued, “If you seek the removal of freedoms from an opponent simply on the grounds that they have offended you, you have crossed a line to stand alongside tyrants who imprison, torture and kill on exactly the same justification.”

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  • VanityInsecurity

    Funny how the British are always commenting on Americans.. when we could care less about her German Queen.

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  • Kyle Millert

    I imagine she actually made that comment because England purposed a memorandum of some sort months ago about banning Trump access and visas to their nation because of his statements on throwing Muslims out of the America and so on, which impacts everyone to some extent, not just Americans.

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    way to go with the misleading title Jared, and here I thought this wasn’t TMZ…

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