The tension does not come down. Accused of transphobia, JK Rowling said, this Monday, November 22, to have been the target of death threats from, according to her, certain activists for transgender rights.
The British author of the Harry Potter literary saga took to Twitter to denounce the publication of photographs of three transgender activists posing outside her home in Edinburgh, Scotland. A disclosure of his personal address which, according to JK Rowling, aims to intimidate him. “Last Friday, the address of my family was posted on Twitter by three activist comedians who posed in front of the house, positioning themselves so as to reveal our address,” denounced the novelist in a series of tweets. “I have now received so many death threats that I could cover the house with them and I have not stopped speaking”, we can also read.
Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible. 1/8
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 22, 2021
According to the UK site of Daily Mail, the 56-year-old author identified Holly Stars, Richard Energy and Georgia Frost as being responsible for spreading the snap on social media. Contacted by AFP, the Scottish police said that an “investigation was underway”. Targeted by a flood of criticism from JK Rowling fans, the three activists removed the photos, before deleting their Twitter accounts.
“While we do not regret posting the photo, since we did, we have received a tremendous amount of serious transphobic threats so we have decided to remove the photo. #Transrights are human rights, ”responded Holly Stars, reports the Daily Mail.
In June 2020, JK Rowling found herself under fire from criticism from the trans community after sharing an article on Twitter about “menstruating people”, commenting sarcastically: “I’m sure we should have a word for these people. Someone help me. Feum? Famme? Feemm? ”.
The novelist claims in her series of tweets that she has been contacted by many women who have been “the subject of bullying campaigns ranging from harassment on social networks to targeting their employers, through the disclosure of personal data and threats. direct violence, including rape ”. For her, the publication of this photo had no other purpose than to “intimidate her and prevent her from defending women’s rights based on biological sex”.