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J.K. Rowling and Stephen King, a Play in 4 Tweets (One of Which Has Been Deleted)

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | June 29, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | June 29, 2020 |


It began when Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle accused Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling of using her experience with domestic violence to promote discrimination against trans women (Russell-Moyle has since apologized). In a long Twitter thread, J.K. Rowling took issue with Russell-Moyle’s characterization. Author Stephen King retweeted one of the tweets in the thread.

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J.K. Rowling took that as tacit support of her and her anti-Transgender TERF comments, and tweeted out praise of Stephen King.

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Soon thereafter, someone asked King if trans women are women. King answered in the affirmative.

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In turn, J.K. Rowling deleted her tweet praising Stephen King and unfollowed him on Twitter.

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