J.K. Rowling’s New Book Just So Happens to Feature a Character Persecuted Over Transphobia

Cheyenne Roundtree, writing in Rolling Stone, talks about the new book by J. K. Rowling and the interesting premise it features.

Rowling’s new novel The Ink Black Heart — part of her crime thriller series Cormoran Strike and penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith — involves a storyline that appears to mirror Rowling’s public downfall after she continually made statements that have been widely condemned as transphobic.

She says in an interview that the premise matching her life is pure coincidence.

But despite the clear similarities to her own life, Rowling claimed to Graham Norton that it’s all just a big coincidence. I should make it really clear after some of the things that have happened the last year that this is not depicting [that],” she said.

Does she think we are stupid?

I can’t think of anyone who has been murdered for being transphobic online. On the other hand, plenty of TRANS people HAVE gotten murdered because of transphobic celebrities using their platforms to punch down.

Be better, Joanne.

August 30, 2022


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