Witch refuses to burn
When the world’s most famous fantasy fiction writer calls out your magical thinking, what do you do? Cancel them, of course. But what if they refuse to be canceled?
Author JK Rowling remains undamaged by cancel culture months after tweeting her support of Maya Forstater, a British woman who lost her job for saying that biological sex is real.
Rowling has not apologized. Instead, she had the nerve to return to Twitter and continue as if nothing had happened. This has made the gender gendarmerie very cross.
After all, if one celebrity can get away with “transphobia,” then all of them will want to! From there, it’s a slippery slope straight into transgender genocide, you know.
We tried so very hard to give @jk_rowling the benefit of doubt that she harbors anti-trans sentiment, but it's just not possible when she amplifies it with likes & RTs.
We thought the Maya Forstater fallout in Dec. might have changed things but no.
Where do we go from here? pic.twitter.com/SJxtnC4bM5
— Wizarding News™ 🔔 (@HPANA) May 18, 2020
Never fear, however. Pink News is watching her like a hawk, carefully noting every time Rowling “likes” a tweet containing gender thoughtcrime.
For instance, Pink News has decided that this one is hate speech because it “misgenders” Alex Drummond by calling him a man. Drummond “has become a point of fixation for transphobic activists online because she has a beard,” writer Nick Duffy complains.
At Queerty, David Reddish has virtually the same complaint.
This is Alex Drummond, an adult human male who claims to be a lesbian (yes, he's kept his dangling bits & has skipped the hormones) and believes that real lesbians who aren't into penises are transphobic and should be excluded from the lesbian community. Yeah, this guy. pic.twitter.com/g5ufafzHUk
— Fred Sargeant (@FredSargeant) May 15, 2020
I don’t think these outlets and their Twitter brigade understand that they are being trolled here.
Most people see a man when they look at Drummond. Truth be told, even people who perform the cognitive gymnastics needed to praise “her stunning bravery” know that Drummond is a man, though they may never admit it.
Rowling has given the pronoun police a chance to look ridiculous to everyone who isn’t part of their cult, and they have taken the bait.
"Woman Likes Tweet" is a real let-down after "Escape From International Lesbian Sex Cult That Promised Me A Wife".
I ❤️ @jk_rowling, but I just don't think she is cut out for
shocking scandals. Sorry JK. Nobody can be great at *everything*.
— Crone in a Million (@CroneInAMillion) May 19, 2020