J.K. Rowling Under Fire For Her Support Of Anti-Trans Views

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has stirred up controversy over her support of a researcher fired for making transphobic comments.

Revered author J.K. Rowling, who wrote the acclaimed Harry Potter novels and is currently penning the Fantastic Beasts film series, has come under fire after expressing her support for policy researcher Maya Forstater. Fired from her job at the Centre for Global Development after posting several transphobic comments on Twitter, Forstater gained support from J.K Rowling through a tweet written by the author that includes the “I Stand with Maya” hashtag.

The post prompted fans of J.K Rowling to express their disappointment and anger over the author’s support of Forstater, who had written transphobic posts that include a tweet reading, “men cannot change into women.”  Some have even gone as far as calling J.K. Rowling a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) due to her support of Forster, a term that, in short, is used to describe feminists who express transphobic ideas such as the claim that trans women are not women.

You can check out J.K Rowling’s post and some of the reactions below!


J.K. Rowling co-wrote the upcoming third installment of the Fantastic Beasts film series. As with the previous two installments, the third Fantastic Beasts film will offer audiences a look at the Wizarding World in new continents, with the latest installment taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Directed by David Yates from a script written by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, Fantastic Beasts 3 will feature returning stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Dan Folger, and Katherine Waterson. Yates will also serve as a producer alongside David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram, and Tim Lewis.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 12, 2021.

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