JK Rowling after the accusations of transphobia: 'Many Harry Potter fans think like me'

The author of Harry Potter made it known that she was happy to have said those sentences, now three years ago: “A hand grenade, but many think like me”.

JK Rowling said her remarks about trans women, now pronounced three years ago, were like “a hand grenade”, but at the same time “so many Harry Potter fans are grateful for the words I said”. She had already explained in a podcast that she was not interested in the fact that her name, her spiritual heritage had somehow been ruined by her thoughts of her.

What JK Rowling said

The new sentences, extrapolated from the podcast, were these: “Personally, it wasn’t fun and at times I was afraid for my safety and most importantly for my family. Time will tell if I was wrong. I can only say that I thought deeply, hard and long and I listened and I will listen I promise, on the other side.”

The author’s attacks

Many fans, in the last three years, have instead sided against the British author because of her utterances, judged to be transphobic propaganda. In her utterances, JK Rowling believed that gender identity was the result of deviance, as what she matters is the identity dictated by biological sex. At the time, we interviewed for Fanpage.it Vladimir Luxuria and Efe Bal, both at opposite ends on each other. As for the former parliamentarian: “Those who use hateful words like Rowling’s contribute to the discrimination and social marginalization of trans women”. Then she had added: “she became Voldemort, who theorized the purity of blood”. Efe Balhowever, was of opposite ideas: “The writer is right! I am a man and I am proud to be a man”. For the transsexual escort, it was right to reopen the gender identity debate: “They are useless arguments in which the more you insist, the more difficult it becomes to support any opinion. I’m a man. You can write it, I’m a man and I’m proud to be a man. You can say that because I proudly support it. I’m proud of who I am.”

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J. A. Allen

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