JK Rowling was challenged by John Waters over her views on trans people: ‘What’s wrong with her?’


John Waters criticized JK Rowling’s views on transgender people.

Waters was talking about “cancel culture” when he said he would like to “cancel” the author of Harry Potter.

the Pink flamingos director says The New York Times: “I have something I would cancel on: JK Rowling. What’s wrong with her?”

Waters also defended his friend Johnny Depp, who was accused of domestic assault by his ex-wife Amber Heard: “There are people I would like to cancel, but at the same time I say it with humor. I’m not going to not go through every single person who’s been canceled and speak my mind, but I’ve never seen Johnny Depp act negatively towards a woman in my entire life – and I’ve done drugs and got drunk with him.

Rowling has repeatedly come under fire for various social media posts, which many have accused of being transphobic.

Earlier this month, the author sparked a backlash over a tweet regarding International Women’s Day in which she criticized the Labor Party’s stance on women’s rights.

She posted: ‘Apparently under a Labor government today will become the day of Us who must not be named.’

Rowling also personally criticized Labor leader Keir Starmer for saying that “trans women are women”.

She had also criticized the Scottish government’s proposal to introduce legislation that would make it easier for transgender people to self-identify.

Rowling has repeatedly dismissed the idea that she is “transphobic” and said she “knows and loves” trans people. The author has also received death threats for his posts and had previously had his address in Scotland leaked online by activists.

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The Independent has contacted Rowling’s representatives for comment.

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