JUST CAN'T WIN: Now JK Rowling slammed for killing TRANSPHOBIC character in new book 'The Ink Black Heart'

JUST CAN'T WIN: Now JK Rowling slammed for killing TRANSPHOBIC character in new book 'The Ink Black Heart'
JK Rowling's new book 'The Ink Back Heart' includes a character accused of being ableist, transphobic, and racist before being discovered dead (JK Rowling/Facebook, @robertgalbraith/Instagram)

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: JK Rowling has come under fire for penning a new book about a woman who is brutally murdered after internet trolls accused the fictional character of being transphobic. The sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Ink Black Heart, was published on Tuesday, August 30.

The crime thriller is about a well-known YouTuber named Edie Ledwell who is "canceled" by "social justice warriors" after being accused of being ableist, transphobic, and racist. The book was written by the Harry Potter author using the alias Robert Galbraith. The protagonist experiences doxxing, rape, and death threats before being discovered dead from stab wounds in a cemetery. 


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Rowling claims that any similarities to her new book are merely coincidental despite the fact that she has been accused of holding transphobic views and has received death threats. The 'Harry Potter' author spoke about it on Virgin Radio UK show and told British comedian Graham Norton, "I should make it really clear after some of the things that have happened the last year that this is not depicting that."

She also claimed, "I had written the book before certain things happened to me online." Rowling reportedly told her husband, "I think everyone is going to see this as a response to what happened to me, but it genuinely wasn't. The first draft of the book was finished at the point certain things happened."

In June 2020, Rowling's response to an article about "Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate" in sarcasm set off the cancel-culture backlash. She tweeted, "'People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"


People on Twitter slammed Rowling over her new book which murders the character for being transphobic. One user tweeted, "jk rowling releasing a transphobic book under her transphobic pseudonym about being bullied online for being transphobic is beyond parody. youre a multi-millionaire. log off." Another wrote, "If any person personifies how becoming very wealthy dulls you from the humanity that made you successful in the first place, it’s JK Rowling. Imagine writing a whole pity party of a book because trans twitter was mean to you after you were mean to them." One user mocked, "JK Rowling’s new book, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, is so hilariously self-persecuting. Hard to believe it’s not satire! Who doesn’t want to read 1K+ pages by a transphobic woman, writing under the pen name of a man, about the hardships of being transphobic & racist?" Another tweeted, "So she's a woman author using a male pseudonym to make a transphobic book but the fake name happens to be of a famous conversion therapy doctor. I've never seen a bigger self-made downfall than JK."





Another user commented, "@jk_rowling "...this is not depicting [that],” (About character Edie Ledwell in upcoming novel 'The Ink Black Heart' not mirroring (("justifying")) her real life transphobic views) A transphobe and a liar? We're not stupid, pick a struggle babe... #WasntBuyingItAnyways"


Referring to Rowling's content in her book, a teacher slammed her and tweeted, "As teachers, can we please stop using her books in our classrooms. There are many alternative magical children’s books that don’t propagate racism and anti-semitism, and that don’t support transphobic hate speech. Our students deserve better."


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