JK Rowling ‘Shows Support For Bette Midler’ Following ‘Anti-Trans’ Comment Backlash

JK Rowling Bette Midler: The author has 'shown support for Bette Midler' following her 'anti-trans' comment backlash. 
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JK Rowling has ‘shown support for Bette Midler’ following her ‘anti-trans’ comment backlash. 

The author took to Twitter on July 4 and retweeted the actress’s post about women being ‘erased’.

The full message read: “Women of the world. We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name.

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“They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators’, and even ‘people with vaginas’.”

She went on to add: “Don’t let them erase you. Every human on Earth owes you.”

As well as retweeting Midler’s post, Rowling also took to the social media platform and commented on Macy Gray’s Uncensored interview with Piers Morgan.

After the singer appeared on the programme and said using she/her pronouns and transitioning ‘doesn’t make you a woman,’ Rowling tweeted: “Today feels like a good day to ensure I’ve bought @macygrayslife’s entire back catalogue.”

In the interview, Gray told Morgan: “I will say this and everyone’s gonna hate me, but as a woman, just because you go change your [body] parts, doesn’t make you a woman, sorry.”

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The 57-year-old replied: “Right, you feel that?”

She responded: ““I know that for a fact.”

The musician’s comment triggered a ton of backlash and hundreds took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

One said: “Everything going on in the world right now and Macy Gray decides to use her platform to instead call out people who are already oppressed and attempt to invalidate them.”

Another added: “Trans people are getting assaulted because of this rhetoric. What do anti-trans people actually want trans people to do? Not exist? You lot are making it incredibly hard for them to go about normal life, not that it’s been easy for them in the past either.”

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