J.K. Rowling is not afraid of criticism, especially when it comes to defending her friends!
The renowned British author, who became a worldwide sensation through her famous “Harry Potter” franchise, recently faced backlash for her views on transgender people.
J.K Rowling Rides The Ongoing Transphobic Drama By Standing With Bette Midler And Macy Gray
Bette Midler and Macy Gray aren’t receiving pushback because they said something hateful or inaccurate. They are being demonized as heretics for rejecting the dogmas of a new religion. This is how blasphemy law works the digital era.
— Stephen Knight 🎙️ (@GSpellchecker) July 5, 2022
After “The Casual Vacancy” author stirred outrage with her opinions about the trans community, Rowling continues to keep her head above the hate by standing in solidarity with women in the same shoes.
Midler, a Hollywood icon with several accolades under her belt, was dragged into the controversial affair after addressing the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in a tweet on Monday, July 4.
The four-time Golden Globe Award winner implored all women to stand up against the Supreme Court’s decision to end their constitutional rights to abortions.
According to the “Ruthless People” star women were being stripped of the rights over their “bodies, lives and even of their name” as the female gender had been reduced to crude terms. The tweet read:
“They don’t call us “women” anymore; they call us “birthing people” or “menstruators”, and even “people with vaginas! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!”
Although many of the actress’s followers believed she made valid points, the Kennedy Center Honoree’s message went viral for being an alleged attack on trans women.
The same scenario occurred with Gray following the Soul Queen’s appearance on the “Piers Morgan Uncensored” show, where the “Sweet Baby” singer expressed her views on transgenders.
The 54-year-old revealed that she does not believe changing one’s gender or artificially altering their biological makeup would allow one to become a woman.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 5, 2022
Although the Ohio native knew that her comments would receive negative responses, the “I Try” singer stood by her opinions.
On the bright side, Midler and Gray were not alone as the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” author supported these women in a series of tweets.
The Order of the British Empire (OBE) honoree reposted the “Parental Guidance” actress’s Roe V. Wade message and backed the touching gesture with positive reactions to the Hollywood veteran’s viewpoint.
The most notable from the list was a tweet from the British screenwriter and film director, Steven Knight, who shared similar notions with the writer about Midler and Gray.
The 62-year-old slammed critics for attacking these women, emphasizing that the pair were not receiving the public’s wrath because they said “something hateful or inaccurate.”
“They are being demonized as heretics for rejecting the dogmas of a new religion,” the Birmingham native wrote, “This is how blasphemy law works in the digital era.”
As for the “Over You” singer, the Lumos charity co-founder showed her support by declaring to buy the Grammy winner’s music. Her tweet read:
“Today feels like a good day to ensure I’ve bought @MacyGraysLife’s entire back catalog.”
This heartwarming message came alongside a screenshot of Gray’s clap back at India Willoughby after the trans broadcaster described the “Still” singer’s comments as the end of her career.
The Hugo Award Winner Ignored Haters By Attending ‘Fantastic Beast 3’ Premiere In A Dazzling Dress
The Blast previously reported that the “Troubled Blood” author was not afraid to air her views about the trans community even though her opinions were not positively received.
Although she has denied being transphobic, Rowling has also opposed legislation that supported transgenders to legally alter their biological identities.
In the past, the 56-year-old slammed the Scottish police force in a tweet following their proposition to modify regulations that would allow rapists to identify as women.
In her message, the Gloucestershire native sarcastically pointed out that a “penised” rapist calling himself a woman was similar to labeling “war as peace.”
Despite the resulting backlash she has received, the famous author continues to shrug it off even attending the premiere of “Fantastic Beast 3” amid her transphobic controversy.
Rowling strutted down the red carpet in an elegant navy-blue gown with silver detailing and a high slit that showed off the author’s legs. The sexy outfit was completed with a black transparent cloak and simple jewelry.