There’s been fairly a little bit of unhealthy blood of late.
“Harry Potter” creator J.Ok. Rowling has put a number of transgender activists on blast for “intimidating” her by importing pictures of her UK address to social media. The 56-year-old fantasy author condemned the demonstrators in a fiery Twitter thread, which has amassed hundreds of likes as of Monday afternoon.
“Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors,” wrote “Troubled Blood” creator Rowling, who mentioned she receives limitless threats over perceived transphobic feedback she made in 2020.
The “Fantastic Beasts” scribe recognized the culprits as Holly Stars, Richard Energy and Georgia Frost, alleging that they “took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible.”
One of the pics confirmed the trio toting indicators exterior Rowling’s Edinburgh dwelling with the creator’s address clearly seen within the background, according to the Daily Mail.
“I have to assume that @IAmGeorgiaFrost, @hollywstars and @Richard_Energy_ thought doxxing me would intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights,” the mother of three fumed of the alleged intimidation push.
Activist Holly Stars mentioned she later eliminated the photograph after being bombarded with abusive feedback on social media. All three have since additionally deleted their Twitter accounts, the Daily Mail reported.
She added, “While we stand by the photograph, since posting it we have now obtained an amazing quantity of significant and threatening transphobic messages so have determined to take the photograph down. #transrightsarehumanrights. Love to our trans siblings.’
The tweet was signed by Stars and her compatriots Energy and Frost.
In her Twitter thread, Rowling praised social media fans for reporting the photograph to Twitter assist and shouted out the Edinburgh police division for their “support and assistance in this matter.”
The British billionaire finally deemed the incident par for the course given the quantity of vitriol she’s reportedly endured — which included a pipe-bomb menace in July.
“They should have reflected on the fact that I’ve now received so many death threats I could paper the house with them, and I haven’t stopped speaking out,” the Hugo Award-winner tweeted. “Perhaps – and I’m just throwing this out there – the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us.”
Indeed, this marks the newest episode in a trans row that’s engulfed Rowling since June 2020, when she criticized an article that used the time period “people who menstruate” as a substitute of “women.”
“People who menstruate,” she mocked within the inflammatory tweet. “I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
The author defended her stance in a subsequent tweet that read: “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.”
That resulted in a fierce backlash from the trans neighborhood, in addition to “Harry Potter” movie stars together with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne.
More lately, in May, a “Harry Potter”-themed occasion at a New Zealand guide pageant was canceled over Rowling’s remarks on gender. The creator can also be notably absent from the upcoming Harry Potter twentieth anniversary reunion — though it’s unclear whether or not her trans stance is accountable.