The 55-year-old British writer J.K. Rowling, who invented Harry Potter, is again at the center of a scandal. No sooner had the talk about the writer's statements about transgender people, which aroused the outrage of many Internet users and the writer's celebrity colleagues, had subsided when a wave of hate on Twitter hit her again.
The reason for this is Rowling's new book, Troubled Blood, which went on sale today - it will continue the series of novels about private detective Cormoran Strike, investigating mysterious murders. The main villain in the new work of the writer is a cisgender man dressing up in women's clothing. Many literary critics noted even before the book's release that it instills in readers the idea that "men in dresses should not be trusted."
Interestingly, what critics of Rowling's views on transgenderism will do with her new book, whose moral seems to be: Never trust a man in a dress.
- asked the critic Jake Carridge in his review, published in The Telegraph.
J.K. Rowling's new book, which she released under the creative pseudonym Robert Galbraith, angered many netizens. In their tweets, they note that the writer is literally obsessed with transgender people and therefore portrays them as aggressors in her works. Many Twitter users, as a sign of disagreement with Rowling's position, began to publish posts with the hashtag #RIPJKRowling (rest in peace, J.K. Rowling - Ed.), In which the writer was buried alive and ironically argued that the author of the Harry Potter books was actually someone else. Rowling herself has not yet reacted to the new scandal on the network.
"The good news is that we don't need to pay attention to J.K. Rowling because Britney Spears wrote the Harry Potter books."
"Rest in peace, J.K. Rowling. I can't believe she died ... This was her last picture taken before she died."
"#RIPJKRowling. Fly high bye bye."
It is noteworthy that this week the work of J.K. Rowling is actively discussed in the rebellious Belarus. The fact is that at the end of September the publishing house "Yanushkevich" is to publish the book "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" in the Belarusian language, which was published abroad. Before the work goes on sale, the Belarusian customs asked the publishing house to confirm that the work does not contain calls for the overthrow of the current government. Now "Yanushkevich" is preparing to provide the customs with a certificate, in which he will explain what exactly will be discussed in the work about the wizard boy.
Recall that in early June, J.K. Rowling had already been criticized for her statements about transgender people. Then the writer shared on her Twitter her opinion on the article "Creating an equal world after COVID-19 for people who are menstruating."
People who are menstruating. I'm sure there was some other word for this. Help me remember. Zhanschuny? Zhinushchiki? Woman?
Rowling joked ironically, distorting the word "women".
Joan then released a column expressing her concern about the growing number of young girls deciding to go trans, and about the availability of women's toilets for transgender women. Rowling's position has provoked outrage among both Internet users and many public figures.