JK Rowling defends her anti-trans tweets as Harry Potter stars condemn her comments

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JK Rowling. (PHOTO: John Phillips/Getty Images)
JK Rowling. (PHOTO: John Phillips/Getty Images)
John Phillips

The author has come under fire for her comments which were widely condemned as anti-transgender.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling (54) posted a lengthy essay about her views on gender following recent tweets which have garnered criticism for being anti-transgender by fans and stars of the Harry Potter franchise.

She addressed criticism of her response to an article that describes “people who menstruate”, the BBC reports.

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