J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has received a lot of flak from the trans community in recent years for various statements that appear to be directed at their claims for equality.
While the author has continued with her regular activities, including recently walking the red carpet for the global premiere of “Fantastic Beasts” three, she still receives a storm of criticisms from pro-trans users.
Faye Fadem, a trans activist and musician, recently launched a new attack in a new video. However, Twitter recently took down the clip because it featured information that violated the social media app’s rules and regulations.
‘J.K. Hope You Fit In A Hearse B–CH’
Fadem shared a video of her song on April 1 that included lyrics about ‘killing TERFS’ [Trans exclusionary radical feminists], with one line specifically towards Rowling.
“I hope you fit in a hearse, J.K.,” she said in the song.
Following that, “Notting Hill” actor James Dreyfuss disclosed on Twitter that he had filed a complaint with Twitter about the footage, claiming that it had breached the social media platform’s rules and regulations.
The actor then tweeted Twitter’s answer, which indicated that the video did not violate their rules. He went on to slam the social media platform, alleging that it was complacent about the death threats lyrics and that their behavior suggested that they agreed with the singer’s viewpoint.
However, the social media site quickly reversed its decision and withdrew the video, as confirmed by Fadem in a tweet to her followers on April 2. Fadem also has another version of the video clip on her Twitter page.
J.K. Rowling Replied Faye Fadem – I’m A Busy Woman
I'm afraid I can't give a shout out to everyone promising to murder me – there are so many of you, and I'm a busy woman – but this one deserves a mention for the nineties rave vibe, @TrustFundOzu. pic.twitter.com/Ium6oIHFOS
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 2, 2022
Albeit it took some time, Rowling eventually responded to the tweet, which seemed to ridicule Fadem. “I’m afraid I can’t give a shout out to everyone promising to murder me – there are so many of you, and I’m a busy woman – but this one deserves a mention for the nineties rave vibe, @TrustFundOzu,” the author retorted.
Fadem, on the other hand, was not pleased with Rowling’s post and criticized the British author. “I know it’s not the point, but this is a very tame tweet compared to what I and many other trans people get in our comment sections every day,” she wrote. “Like, this can’t be the worst thing people are saying to her.”
The trans activist later made a thread on Twitter, detailing how she has no power, money or influence to be an actual threat to the “Harry Potter” author. She stated that Rowling, with her huge following and money, choosing to target her by calling her out was more of a threat than the lyrics in her music.
Twitter Users Shared Mixed Reactions About Fadem’s Video
While the back and forth ensued on social media between Rowling and Fadem, many Twitter users voiced their support for the author in response to the music video’s ominous lyrics.
“Sorry, this is happening. You stand so strong for women, but all this must be taking a toll on you. Thank you and be strong, but this should not happen to anyone. Peace to you,” one user said.
“I don’t know how you cope with such vile abuse, but I hope you know millions of us are with you, and we thank you,” another user quipped.
Others were harsher in their criticisms of the novelist, with one individual saying, “Good job! Now your supporters view trans people as “horrors” to feel no compassion for. Amazing work as usual.”
Trans Rights Are Still Causing A Lot Of Debate Among The Public
In a controversial piece written in 2020, Rowling had argued her right to talk about trans issues without fear of harassment, stressing that her concerns were for women’s safety and sprang from her own prior domestic abuse and sexual assault ordeals.
Although Rowling appears to have picked her side of the debate, many celebrities remain split, with some supporting trans people and others putting out statements and opinions that are considered transphobic and very harmful.
More conversations regarding trans rights are still raging on social media, and given the divisive nature of the issue, such debates are unlikely to cease anytime soon.