September 15, 2020 6:05:08 p.m.
After sparking an endless row over tweets about trans women, author JK Rowling has created a new controversy, like his new book, Agitated blood, is accused by many of being transphobic. It started after reviews of the book – written under the pseudonym “Robert Galbraith” – started pouring in, hinting at transphobic elements.
A report in Los Angeles Times cited a review of The telegraph this corroborates what many are talking about. Troubled Blood, published under its alias Robert Galbraith, focuses on the disappearance of a woman who was allegedly the victim of Dennis Creed, a transvestite serial killer.
The review reads further: One wonders what critics of Rowlings’ stance on trans issues will do with a book whose moral seems to be: never trust a man in a robe.
Trans activist Paris Lees took to Twitter to express her take on the issue. JK Rowling’s new book is about a transvestite serial killer. Meanwhile, in the real world, the number of trans people killed in Brazil has increased by 70% this year, young trans women are left to burn in cars and men who kill us (because they are trans) are pardoned and sent home. I know many of you who follow me probably share some of the fears surrounding the myth of men dressing up as women to hurt women. If I weren’t trans, I guess I would too. But I ask you to look inside your heart and ask yourself what is really going on here.
JK Rowling’s New Book Is About a ‘Transvestite Serial Killer’
Meanwhile, in the real world, the number of trans people killed in Brazil has increased by 70% this year, young trans women are left to burn in cars and men who kill us (because they are trans) are pardoned and sent home. pic.twitter.com/vaAVB0f9Na
Paris Lees (@parislees) September 14, 2020
Actor Robbie Coltrane, however, who played the character of Hagrid in the films came out in defense of the author. A report in The independent quotes him as saying that critics wait to be offended.
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