Since 2020, the author of the “Harry Potter” saga has been accused of transphobia. She has been targeted with regular death threats from activists. This Saturday, July 2, she shared new death threats. A transgender activist has prompted Twitter users to bomb JK Rowling’s home.
“My family’s address (hidden), a pipe bomb and a photo of a bomb-making manual”, can we read in a Tweet published by the author of the saga “Harry Potter”. JK Rowling says she is indeed targeted by death threats.
Since 2020, the novelist has been accused of transphobia after sharing an article on Twitter evoking the “menstruating people”commenting ironically: “I’m sure we had to have a word for these people. Someone help me. Feum? Famme? Feemm?”.
With her words, she had thus drawn the wrath of certain Internet users. In particular, she has been the target of numerous death threats from, according to her, activists for transgender rights. And this Saturday, July 2, the author of the “Harry Potter” saga again shared threats of which she was the victim.
A transgender activist incited Twitter users to send a bomb to the perpetrator’s home. The Tweet in question featuring his family’s address, a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making manual. JK Rowling shared a screenshot of the threat from June 14, complaining that the activist’s Twitter account “remains active, of course.”
This Saturday evening, a spokeswoman for Scotland Yard Police confirmed that “officers are investigating”. Fiona McAnena, from campaign group Fair Play For Women, told the Mail on Sunday : “The fact that people can publicly utter death threats without being investigated is an eloquent condemnation.”
The abusive profile has since finally appeared to have been removed for violating Twitter rules.