From Iceland — Sjón Criticises J.K. Rowling On Twitter

Sjón Criticises J.K. Rowling On Twitter

Published March 16, 2023

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Art Bicnick

Writer and poet Sjón took aim at “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling on Twitter Wednesday for her hate speech directed towards trans people. Rowling has been vocal in her views on transgender rights, voicing transphobic opinions on her social media.

Sjón pointed to Rowling’s own privilege and called her out on her statements, referring to a recent interview Rowling did in the podcast The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling. In the podcast, Rowling said that “time will tell whether I’ve got this wrong,” and compared her critics to the Death-Eaters of the Harry Potter world.

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