Welcome to Asshat of the Week, where I find an asshat and show the entire world that they are an asshat. Because asshats are simply too dense to realize that they are, in fact, raging asshats. This week’s asshat is JK Rowling, who has gone completely transphobic, as well as full asshat.
Never go full Asshat. It will not end well for you, trust me.
So a few days ago, JK Rowling decided to post some transphobic opinions on Twitter. She got roundly criticized for it. But then, she decided to double down on the bullshit and post a screed on her website. There’s a link to said screed via the article I’ve posted, but I refuse to give her a direct link. She doesn’t need the clicks. Or the attention, for that matter. But one thing did stand out:
The third is that, as a much-banned author, I’m interested in freedom of speech and have publicly defended it, even unto Donald Trump.
Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences. If you say bigoted bullshit, you better damn well believe that people will fucking call you out on it. So go ahead, try and hide behind ‘muh freeze peach’ and see where it gets you. In this case, it’s going to get you an eye roll and a quick trip to the dustbin of history because you’re irrelevant.
So, that tears it. I’m really not sorry that I skipped Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; if I had bought it I probably would drop it in a little free library and be done with it. Hell, I’m tempted to do that with my Harry Potter volumes; I don’t think I can read them with a clear conscience anymore. Thanks a lot for that, by the way.
So congratulations, JK, you’re a TERF. Way to piss away your ‘legacy’, if you can call it that. You won’t be seen in a positive light in a few years and you’ve only got yourself to blame. Most of those who enjoyed their time at Hogwarts have joined Dumbledore’s Army, and left you in the dust with Voldemort. But that’s the price you pay for being a bigoted asshat. Congratulations.