JK Rowling tweets Stephen King, then deletes him

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Happy Monday! Have you had an enthusiastic start to your week? Did you pay a bill? Did you call your senator? Did you plan one or two meals? If so, you’re in good company, because JK Rowling has also ticked a box on her to-do list – she’s already completed her weekly attack on disappointing people who love her books through a potent combination of bigotry and pettiness.

the Independent reports Rowling deleted a tweet praising author Stephen King for being one of “the men who stood up when they didn’t need it” Cujo The author expressed his support for trans women. The interaction came after Rowling, who can’t stop talking about her crappy views on trans issues, tweeted a quote from the late feminist writer Andrea Dworkin, a tweet that was itself a response to a British politician who “who He accused her of “using” her experience with domestic abuse to promote discrimination against the trans community. ”

That is a good date. King retweeted it. This pleased Mrs. Rowling very much (according to the Independent):

In response, Rowling tweeted that her love for King had reached “new heights.”

He added: “It is much easier for men to ignore or underestimate women’s concerns, but I will never forget men who stood up when they didn’t need it. Thanks Stephen.

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Well, that didn’t sit well with some consistent readers, and when pressed, he said the following:

So naturally Rowling simply deleted her tweet praising King, because of course if a man who supports survivors of domestic abuse also supports trans women, so that’s not acceptable.

Witness the full journey below:

Paraphrasing a certain series of books: Remember, if the time comes when you have to choose between what is right and what is easy, just delete the tweet in a snit and continue digging that hole.

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