#RIPJKRowling trended on Twitter today, and not because she actually died. That hashtag trended after Twitter found out that her latest book is about a cis man who crossdresses when killing women. I know, such a completely original plot, and since everyone knows how JK (which for me, stands for Jesus KanYouStop) feels about trans people, this feels like she’s spewing out some anti-trans symbolic fuckery. So, no, JK isn’t dead, she’s just killing the nerves of many again.
This is our fault. We did this to ourselves. At some point we’re going to have to take responsibility for ourselves as a country and accept the premise that it is, in fact, a shit hole ruled by oligarchs, grifters, charlatans, and DJs with Marshmello heads, and hopefully, commit to making the changes necessary to rectify that. Otherwise, all is lost. Even if Forbes’ Celebrity 100: The World’s Highest Paid Celebrities list is a dubious distinction, we have to admit that even if their formula is about as scientifically sound as the teachings of Dianetics, it does say a lot about what we value as a culture. And right now it’s saying we value Kylie Jenner the most. She earned $560 million. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but 2020 will do strange things to a person—Taylor Swift was ROBBED! Last year’s #1 dropped to #25 ($63.5M) and Kanye West scooted into Kylie’s former #2 slot with $170M.
In an attempt to continue on with her beloved transphobic tirades (sans all those pesky consequences), J.K. Rowling, along with a bunch of other very serious academics and authors, has signed “a letter on justice and open debate” condemning cancel culture. It was published yesterday on the Harper’s Magazine website.
I know that every reality we knew prior to January has completely changed, but a couple people were inching towards 2020 energy back in 2019, like J.K. Rowling. Which is all too bad, because I think we can all agree she was much better when she was suing her former assistant for blowing money on body wash and cats. This current J.K. Rowling has a whole lot to say about trans people, and literally none of it is any good. It’s almost like a crappy, hateful wizard has cursed J.K. with a spell to completely tarnish what remained of her legacy. Well (dramatic wand swirl) Plentificus Transphobious, she’s once again talking trans issues in a pretty problematic way.
Eddie Redmayne Talks About J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Trans Tweets, While J.K. Issues A Response To The Hate She Got
J.K. Rowling continues to have a whole lot to say about trans people on Twitter. And her thoughts have more than one former cast member from the Harry Potter universe publicly calling her out. Personally, I’m waiting for Hagrid to hop on Instagram Live and say the words, “Yer a transphobe, Joanne.” But that hasn’t happened yet. So far we’ve heard from Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, and now we’re hearing what Eddie Redmayne thinks about it.
It’s entirely appropriate that J.K. Rowling’s name has finally started trending in the time of COVID-19. After all, “coronavirus” absolutely sounds like the spell a wizard nurse at the Hogsmeade STD clinic would use on Ron Weasley after he returned from a wild n’ messy spring preak. But you don’t have to worry that hard about J.K. Rowling’s current condition, because she claims she’s fully recovered from what she believes were COVID-19 symptoms.