#IStandWIthJKRowling trends after trans activist urges people to send author BOMBS; probe launched

The acclaimed author said that the police are investigating the death threat and have taken the required steps against the Twitter user


                            #IStandWIthJKRowling trends after trans activist urges people to send author BOMBS; probe launched
Police are probing a death threat against JK Rowling after a trans activist tweeted her address and asked others to deliver a bomb to the author's house (Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images and @jk_rowling/Twitter)
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Famous novelist JK Rowling has once again made news after she received death threats online from a trans activist. Police are investigating into a death threat against the novelist after a trans activist asked her Twitter followers to deliver a bomb to the author's house. The obscene tweet included a photo of the 'Harry Potter' writer's address, a pipe bomb, and the cover of a bomb-making textbook.

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However, the 'Harry Potter' writer recently replied to the comments and asked social media users to be "kind." Furthermore, the acclaimed author said that the police are investigating the incident and have taken the required steps against the activist. On Friday, July 1, 2022, Rowling tweeted a screenshot of the threat made on Tuesday, June 14, claiming that the activist's Twitter account had been active for several weeks. “My family’s address (covered), a pipe bomb and a picture of a bomb-making handbook. The account remains active, naturally. #BeKind," Rowling tweeted. The transgender-flagged account had also written that feminist writers such as campaigner Julie Bindel should "keeeellllll" themselves. "Officers are investigating," a Police Scotland spokesman told Mail Online.

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“The fact that people can publicly threaten death without worry is a telling indictment.” Fiona McAnena of advocacy group Fair Play For Women told The Mail. The offending profile was eventually deactivated for breaking Twitter's rules. After the incident, the hashtag #IStandWithJKRowling started trending on Twitter.

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A user tweeted in Rowling's support, "Today I’m tweeting #IStandWithJKRowling because no one should have to endure the abuse and threats that she has for simply voicing an opinion that most people in the real world would consider completely uncontroversial."

"JK Rowling could take the easy route and enjoy the fruits of her success but she stands up for woman’s rights when it causes so many issues for her. A real champion for us all. #IStandWithJKRowling," another user said. Another supporter said, "#IStandWithJKRowling always. Thank you @jk_rowling for defending women & girls, even in the face of intimidation. Women will always stand with you."

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Earlier on Sunday, JK Rowling took to Twitter to thank her fans while commemorating the 25th anniversary of her book's release at an Edinburgh bookstore. She wrote, "I had absolutely no idea what was coming as I stood dumbstruck in that book shop, staring at my name on the spine of a published novel. Thank you to every single reader who boarded the Hogwarts Express in 1997 and stuck with Harry until the very end. What a journey it was..."

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Furthermore, the 56-year-old provided a sneak peek at her debut work, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was discovered for the first time in a bookstore. In the caption of the photo, the famed novelist said, "25 years ago today, I saw Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in a bookstore (Waterstones, Prince's Street, Edinburgh) for the very first time. It was one of the best moments of my life. Thank you, @BloomsburyBooks, for taking a chance on a total unknown."

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Rowling sparked controversy in 2020 when she sent a series of tweets criticizing transgender concerns. She retweeted an article about "global menstrual health and hygiene" from an international development organization. She then mocked the title that read, “Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.”

Rowling tweeted in 2020 that she was offended by the term “people who menstruate”  because the word "women" was omitted which drew her criticism and she faced the wrath of the transgender community.

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