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J.K. Rowling's Latest Tweets Are Being Called Out as Transphobic - Read How Fans Responded

J.K. Rowling's Latest Tweets Are Being Called Out as Transphobic - Read How Fans Responded

J.K. Rowling is once again being accused of being transphobic.

On Saturday (June 6), the 54-year-old author tweeted her frustration after an article wrote that “gender non-binary persons menstruate.”

J.K. then reposted the article, while also writing, “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

She didn’t stop there. J.K. tweeted again, saying, “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.”

J.K. also tweeted, “I’ve spent much of the last three years reading books, blogs and scientific papers by trans people, medics and gender specialists. I know exactly what the distinction is. Never assume that because someone thinks differently, they have no knowledge.”

Not long after her tweets, people started slamming J.K., accusing her of being transphobic.

“If you, like me, feel like JK Rowling is being pure Voldemort & you want to expelliarmus her v bad energy, how about donating to one of these awesome orgs supporting black trans people, a community that is disproportionately at risk of violence and murder,” comedian Mae Martin wrote.

This isn’t the first time J.K. has been in hot water for her comments about transgender people. Find out why GLAAD called her out last year.

You can read more reactions inside…

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