There’s been quite a bit of composure lately.
“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling has slammed several transgender activists for “intimidating” her into uploading photos of her UK address to social media. The 56-year-old fantasy writer condemned the protesters in a fiery Twitter thread, which amassed thousands of likes on Monday afternoon.
“Last Friday my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three militant actors,” wrote “Troubled Blood” author Rowling, who said she was receiving endless threats over the transphobic comments. that she would have done in 2020.
The “Fantastic Beasts” scribe identified the culprits as Holly Stars, Richard Energy and Georgia Frost, saying they “took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to make sure our address was visible.”
One of the photos showed the trio carrying signs outside Rowling’s home in Edinburgh with the author’s address clearly visible in the background, according to the Daily Mail.
“I have to assume that @IAmGeorgiaFrost, @hollywstars, and @Richard_Energy_ thought doxxing me would intimidate me for not standing up for women’s rights based on gender,” the mother of three fumed alleged intimidation.
Activist Holly Stars said she later deleted the photo after being bombarded with abusive comments on social media. All three have since deleted their Twitter accounts as well, the Daily Mail reported.
“Yesterday we posted a photo we took at JK Rowling’s house,” wrote the trans rights advocate, who is also a drag queen and star of the Amazon Prime documentary “Holly Stars: Inspirational.”
She added: “While we remain true to the photo, since its publication we have received an overwhelming amount of serious and threatening transphobic messages, so we have decided to remove the photo. #transrightsarehumanrights. Love to our trans siblings. ‘
The tweet was signed by Stars and his compatriots Energy and Frost.
In her Twitter feed, Rowling congratulated social media fans for reporting the photo to Twitter support and shouted at the Edinburgh Police Department for their “support and assistance in this matter”.
The British billionaire ultimately deemed the incident normal for the course given the amount of vitriol she allegedly endured – which included a threat of a bombing in July.
“They should have thought about the fact that I have now received so many death threats that I could line the house with them, and I haven’t stopped talking” the Hugo Prize winner tweeted. “Perhaps – and I’m only saying this – the best way to prove that your movement is not a threat to women is to stop harassing us, harassing us and threatening us. “
Indeed, this is the last episode of a trans line that has engulfed Rowling since June 2020, when she criticized an article that used the term “menstruating people” instead of “women.”
“People who have their period”, she mocked the arsonist Tweeter. “I’m sure there was a word for these people. Someone is helping me. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? “
The writer defended his position in a tweet who read: “If the sex is not real, there is no attraction for the same sex. If the sex is not real, the lived reality of women in the world is erased.
This resulted in a fierce backlash from the trans community, as well as “Harry Potter” movie stars including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne.
Most recently, in May, a ‘Harry Potter‘ themed event at a New Zealand book festival was canceled due to Rowling’s remarks on the genre. The author is also notoriously absent from the upcoming Harry Potter 20th Anniversary reunion – although it’s unclear whether her trans stance is to blame.