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LostOne4Ever

(9,308 posts)
Tue May 14, 2024, 04:45 PM Tuesday

JK Rowling at it again this time being Racist as well...

It seems like not a day goes by without JK Rowling saying something profoundly bigoted. Apparently not content with misgending a trans journalist or engaging in Holocaust denialism of trans victims of Nazi hate, has decided to outright bully a transgender referee... who never did anything to nor said anything about Ms Rowling at all.

Yep that is right, is harrassing a trans woman for no reason what-so-ever other than to bully her.

Cruel JK Rowling calls trans soccer official a “crossdressing straight man” for no reason
The wealthy author with millions of followers said it's not "punching down" to lash out at a relatively obscure trans woman.
By Molly Sprayregen Monday, May 13, 2024


The latest target of J.K. Rowling’s increasingly vicious transphobia is a history-making trans soccer official who did nothing to Rowling that could have provoked the tirade.

Lucy Clark became the first ou trans soccer referee in the world when she was hired to call games for England women’s soccer’s third tier. This year, she made history again by becoming the first out trans manager in the history of competitive English soccer when she was hired to manage Sutton United.

Rowling responded to a now-deleted post from an LGBTQ+ nonprofit praising Clark and implied she was a middle-aged man.
“When I was young all the football managers were straight, white, middle-aged blokes, so it’s fantastic to see how much things have changed,” she wrote.


In response to backlash, she called Clark a crossdresser, misgendered her, and said trans women are merely caricatures of cisgender women.

[...]


Sadly there is more at the link:
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2024/05/cruel-jk-rowling-calls-trans-soccer-official-a-crossdressing-straight-man-for-no-reason/

But honestly... the worlds most prominent TERF being a bigot to trans people is nothing new. Almost not even worth reporting on anymore except this time in order to try and dig her way out of the hole she dug for herself she has decided to be Racist as well. Because why not?

JK Rowling slammed for asking if she can be Black if she likes “Motown & fancy myself in cornrows”
By Alex Bollinger Monday, May 13, 2024

British author J.K. Rowling continued to battle with progressives on social media, asking those who oppose her transphobia whether she could call herself Black if she got into Motown music and wore her hair in cornrows.

Rowling, who has devoted most of her social media presence this past year to attacking transgender rights, wrote a post on X this past weekend calling a trans woman soccer manager a “middle-aged bloke.” The trans woman never even interacted with Rowling and did nothing to provoke her response and the ensuing harassment she received from Rowling’s millions of followers.

Rowling responded to her critics, saying that she was not “punching down” and called the trans woman a “crossdressing straight man.”

[...]

That’s when Rowling decided to compare being trans to blackface – an argument common to white anti-trans activists – and brought in some stereotypes of what it means to be Black.

“Does this apply to any other demographic, Landon?” Rowling asked. “Do I get to be black if I like Motown and fancy myself in cornrows? What if I claim the authentic me has always been black and that you’re being racist to me? Would that be OK, or would you find it ludicrous and deeply offensive?”

[...]


...sigh. More at link:

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2024/05/jk-rowling-slammed-for-asking-if-she-can-be-black-if-she-likes-motown-fancy-myself-in-cornrows/

Apparently head TERF doesn't understand that that gender idenitity is rooted in biology, while racial idenitity is not. Not to mention other nuances that make the two completely different issues....

Surely no-one will continue to defend her and say she isn't a trans-antagonistic bigot right? RIGHT!???

...yeah I won't hold my breath either.
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JK Rowling at it again this time being Racist as well... (Original Post) LostOne4Ever Tuesday OP
The woman who modeled goblins after Jews and named the black character "Shacklebolt" is a racist? AZSkiffyGeek Tuesday #1
I'm so glad that I never, ever, read or watched sdfernando Tuesday #2
Sadly I bought a set of HP books for my nephew before Rowling was exposed LostOne4Ever Tuesday #5
she just Ye'd herself, How To Destroy A Legacy 101 Shellback Squid Tuesday #3
No doubt. Jirel Tuesday #6
I asked a British friend (who is an author and scholar) about this. LisaM Tuesday #7
I wonder if she shared raw pork with RFK Jr. Gore1FL Tuesday #4
This message was self-deleted by its author wolfie001 Tuesday #8
I'm so tired of her. orange jar Tuesday #9
Imagine being a kid who fallen in love with a book series LostOne4Ever Tuesday #10
Exactly. orange jar Tuesday #11

AZSkiffyGeek

(11,218 posts)
1. The woman who modeled goblins after Jews and named the black character "Shacklebolt" is a racist?
Tue May 14, 2024, 04:53 PM
Tuesday

Unpossible!

sdfernando

(4,962 posts)
2. I'm so glad that I never, ever, read or watched
Tue May 14, 2024, 04:54 PM
Tuesday

any of the Harry Potter series. Not 1 cent of my money has gone to that "person"!

LostOne4Ever

(9,308 posts)
5. Sadly I bought a set of HP books for my nephew before Rowling was exposed
Tue May 14, 2024, 05:02 PM
Tuesday

I personally always preferred Lord of the Rings and never felt the need to get involved in what I felt was a Worst Witch rip-off. But, my nephew got temporarily removed from my step-sister's home and her kids had to stay with me for about 3 months and I wanted to get her older son something that might have gotten him into reading.

Fortunately that strategy failed and he never touched them.

Jirel

(2,037 posts)
6. No doubt.
Tue May 14, 2024, 06:43 PM
Tuesday

Why TF would an otherwise relatively normal, sane person keep looking (a la Elon Musk) for opportunities to put herself at the top of the loudmouthed celebrity bigot list? Is she just going for shock value now?

LisaM

(27,868 posts)
7. I asked a British friend (who is an author and scholar) about this.
Tue May 14, 2024, 07:32 PM
Tuesday

It floors me how JK Rowling can behave this way, and the "why" completely eludes me.

My friend pointed out that very famous people like JK Rowling live in an echo chamber, full of hangers on and, for lack of a better term, yes-men. It seems impossible that Rowling can believe these things, but she is likely receiving a lot of reinforcement (this actually explains a lot about Trump, too, who seems to always be doubling down on things he can't possibly really mean).

Gore1FL

(21,199 posts)
4. I wonder if she shared raw pork with RFK Jr.
Tue May 14, 2024, 05:00 PM
Tuesday

I seem to recall both were sane once. Brains worms may be the answer to both.

Response to LostOne4Ever (Original post)

orange jar

(65 posts)
9. I'm so tired of her.
Tue May 14, 2024, 09:24 PM
Tuesday

She would be a much happier person if she'd just learn to mind her own business and leave people alone. I'm cis and even with how much I loathe her, I can't even begin to imagine how the trans community must feel.

LostOne4Ever

(9,308 posts)
10. Imagine being a kid who fallen in love with a book series
Tue May 14, 2024, 10:08 PM
Tuesday

Where all their dreams can come true…dreams that hurt nobody else but make you happy!

Represented in that series by someone who comes from a background almost exactly like your own:

Living with abusive non-supportive guardians who keep on reinforcing what he can’t do and will never be. Then for him to rise above it all and achieve his dreams. Who showed the world that hedid have value and became who they always were meant to be. Who fought against bigotry and hate.



Only to be told by the author of that series and creator of that series that it isn’t for you. That you are exactly as those parents told you and will NEVER BE ANYTHING ELSE. That by attempting to achieve those dreams you are a bad person and should feel bad and are a bad person. A pervert and predator. That you hurt the very people you want to be like and should be ashamed.


I never cared for HP but for all the trans children whose dreams she shaped only to destroy….

I will never forgive her.

orange jar

(65 posts)
11. Exactly.
Tue May 14, 2024, 10:17 PM
Tuesday

There were probably tons of trans children and teenagers who fell in love with the Harry Potter series. The amount of hurt and disappointment they probably felt when she revealed herself to be a hateful, fear-mongering bigot is something that truly breaks my heart to think about.

Trans people are being victimized and abused like no other right now. We've come a long way from even ten years ago, but we still have so much progress to make. As long as people like J.K. Rowling, Riley Gaines, and other celebrities/influencers are able to spew lies and create unnecessary fear without repercussions, I fear it'll be a long while before we get over this period of anti-trans bigotry.

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