Award-winning author of Harry Potter JK Rowling gets huge criticism on social media over new book that portrays a male serial killer who dresses as a woman.
With a trending hashtag #RIPJKRowling on Twitter, critics denounced the popular author as being ‘transphobic’.
JK Rowling’s new book, titled ‘Troubled Blood’ is the latest installment of a fictional crime series following private detective Cormoran Strike, according to Forbes.
The books fictional character is a “psychopathic serial killer,” according to the book’s Amazon page, which happens to be a man who dresses as a woman.
Elle Dawson tweeted “JK Rowling is single-mindedly obsessed with trans people and actively frames them as predators in her novels”.
— sebby (@ag6dreamer) September 14, 2020
JK Rowling's new book's about a "transvestite serial killer"
Meanwhile over in the real world the number of trans people killed in Brazil has risen by 70% this past year, young trans women are left to burn in cars and men who kill us (for being trans) are pardoned and sent home pic.twitter.com/vaAVB0f9Na
— Paris Lees (@parislees) September 14, 2020
Award-winning poet Saeed Jones wrote on Twitter: “I almost appreciate the effort JK Rowling is making to remove any vestige of nuance from our understanding of who she is and how she plans on using her time, energy and fortune.”
I almost appreciate the effort JK Rowling is making to remove any vestige of nuance from our understanding of who she is and how she plans on using her time, energy and fortune. It’s all very “as per my last transphobic email.” https://t.co/e0pTOw7Q8N
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) September 14, 2020
— accidentally left-wing (@LeftAccidental) September 14, 2020
JK Rowling was estimated by Forbes as the highest paid author in the world in 2019 with about $92 million in earnings.