Last Updated on February 17, 2022
J.K. Rowling author has been subject of controversy, this time, over politically incorrect remarks concerning transgender individuals.
The controversy arose after Rowling’s opinion piece in a tweet introduced with the caption: “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.”
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?
Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
The immediate backlash from the tweet involved tweeters accusing Rowling of transphobia and of being a TERF–a trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
Many of those commenting beneath her original post argued that men could menstruate and that her words excluded non-binary people.
Some pointed out that it was 2020 and now males can menstruate.
Other commenters took it a step further and called the Scottish author a “Nazi” for her politically incorrect remarks.
You can’t support BLM if that doesn’t also include black trans men and women. Fuck you, you gender nazi.
— SLIMEY (@tokyo_maria) June 10, 2020
I guess regular Nazi works, asshole.
— Mike Schmitz (@Schmitz216) June 6, 2020
Nazi Punks, Fuck OFF
— Beck Auburn (@BeckAuburn) June 7, 2020
One angered tweeter went a step further and accused Rowling of plagiarism.
They wrote: “In full context, it seems as though the word you’re looking for to describe transmen is “Mudblood”, you Nazi f***.
“Imagine learning absolutely nothing at all about the books you “wrote.” Yeah, at this point, I’m convinced you stole manuscripts from someone with real talent.”
In full context, it seems as though the word you're looking for to describe transmen is "Mudblood"
you Nazi fuck.
Imagine learning absolutely nothing at all about the books you "wrote."
Yeah, at this point, I'm convinced you stole manuscripts from someone with real talent.
— Mason (@IncompleteStop) June 7, 2020
Another tweeter accused Rowling, despite her track record as a staunch progressive, of being racist.
“Listen @jk_rowling is an absolute disgusting racist. The moment she got money and fame she took a s*** on the most repressed members of our world She’s a f***ing nazi and her choice to double down on this day isn’t a mistake. SHES A F***ING NAZI,” they wrote.
And finally @jk_rowling shows her true colours- nazi beige. Ya'll should have seen this coming with her anti Corbyn shit. Never read her books, ny kids won't be reading her books, my grandkids wont be reading her books neither will their kids….
— 👑GiGi🧜🏼♀️Frampton🎏 (@CarlitosGirl) June 6, 2020
No, you read TERF propaganda, Nazi.
— Sasha Fennec (@fennec_sasha) June 6, 2020
The internet outrage mob continues to strikingly resemble a Titania McGrath satirical tweet as the lines between insanity and conformity remain blurred.