J.K. Rowling's Upcoming Book Blasted For Transphobic Storyline

J.K. Rowling Under Fire For Featuring “Transvestite Serial Killer” in Latest Book

The story revolves around a male cisgender serial killer who dresses up like a woman to trick his victims for the fifth installment of Rowling's crime fiction series Cormoran Strike, which is published under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith.

People on social media came out criticising the author. PinkNews also notes past books in the series have depicted trans people as unstable and aggressive citing a character named Pippa who stalked Rowling's main character Strike and at their confrontation, Strike reveals her trans identity, deadnames her, Rowling provides a description of Pippa's Adam's apple and hands, and Stike warns her that prison "won't be fun for you.not pre-op".

Coltrane, 70, is one of the only "Harry Potter" stars to defend Rowling's comments with leading actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, as well as "Fantastic Beasts" star Eddie Redmayne, all condemning her views. "#TDOA", she wrote on Instagram.

Rowling, 55, has received backlash in the past months after she seemingly mocked an article titled Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate. "I know she feels like she's standing up for feminism, but I don't get it". "Someone help me out".

But this isn't Rowling's first time in the hot seat.

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After her tweet was condemned as transphobic, Rowling doubled down, tweeting, "If sex isn't real, there's no same-sex attraction".

He told Radio Times: "I don't think what she said was offensive really". It isn't hate to speak the truth. I think that must be - but having known this child, this seems like it was really coming. "You really can't write a 900 page transphobic fantasy and then say, 'I'm not transphobic'". Given Rowling's well-known hateful views towards trans women, LGBTIQ people have little hope that the novel, out today, will do anything other than replicate the worst of the "Buffalo Bill" archetype, which intractably links "cross dresser" with "mentally ill murderer". Honestly, I believe it.

"Many health professionals are concerned that young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery when this may not be in their best interests", she insisted.

With news of the plot of Troubled Blood, people have continued to disavow Rowling, who has made a sharp and vocal turn into transphobia in the past year, though retrospectively, it's clear the thoughts had been lingering for longer, including in her works.

For many, Troubled Blood only reaffirms Rowling's already apparent transphobic beliefs.

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