JK Rowling ‘Just Can’t Win’ As Treatment Of ‘Transphobic’ Character In New Book Slammed

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JK Rowling has been slammed by critics over her latest novel about a being woman brutally murdered after internet trolls accused the fictional character of being transphobic. 

The book, titled ‘The Ink Black Heart’ under Rowling’s alias Robert Galbraith, was published on Tuesday (August 30) and is a crime thriller about a YouTuber called Edie Ledwell, who is ‘cancelled’ by ‘social justice warriors’ following ableist, transphobic and racist accusations.

The protagonist endures awful experiences including doxxing, r*** and death threats before eventually being discovered stabbed to death.

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Rowling told Graham Norton’s Virgin Radio UK show: “I should make it really clear after some of the things that have happened the last year that this is not depicting that.”

“I had written the book before certain things happened to me online.”

According to Meaww, Rowling reportedly told her husband: “I think everyone is going to see this as a response to what happened to me, but it genuinely wasn’t.

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“The first draft of the book was finished at the point certain things happened.”

In June 2020, Rowling’s responded to an article about “Creating a more equal post-Covid-19 world for people who menstruate”, tweeting: “‘People who menstruate’. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

Rowling was slammed on Twitter over the new book, with one person tweeting: “JK Rowling releasing a transphobic book under her transphobic pseudonym about being bullied online for being transphobic is beyond parody.

“You’re a multimillionaire. Log off.”

Another said: “If any person personifies how becoming very wealthy dulls you from the humanity that made you successful in the first place, it’s JK Rowling.

“Imagine writing a whole pity party of a book because trans Twitter was mean to you after you were mean to them.”

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A third remarked: “JK Rowling’s new book, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is so hilariously self-persecuting.

“Hard to believe it’s not satire! Who doesn’t want to read 1k+ pages by a transphobic woman, writing under the pen name of a man, about the hardships of being transphobic and racist?”

A fourth chimed in: “So she’s a woman author using a male pseudonym to make a transphobic book but the fake name happens to be of a famous conversion therapy doctor.

“I’ve never seen a bigger self-made downfall than JK.”

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