JK Rowling Receives Death Threat from Fellow Author Over Transgender Discourse
JK Rowling, the author of the famous Harry Potter series, has received a death threat from a fellow author, Gretchen Felker-Martin, due to Rowling’s views on transgender inclusion. Rowling has been a controversial figure since she expressed her opinion on the issue, which has led to movements to boycott her projects, including the new video game, Hogwarts Legacy. Felker-Martin condemned Rowling’s stance and tweeted a graphic message that implied cutting the author’s throat. However, the tweet was later deleted.
Threats against public figures have become a serious issue since Salman Rushdie’s attack in 2022. Therefore, Rowling may have to take extra precautions to ensure her safety. Despite the controversy, Rowling remains steadfast in her stance on the issue. The transgender debate has become one of the most contentious topics in the political landscape of 2023.