JK Rowling’s Twitter saga continues as the Harry Potter author defends a new set of accusations against her.

Last month, Rowling posted controversial tweets that people believe are anti-trans. 

Moreover, her tweets earned huge amounts of backlash from the LGBTQ community and Harry Potter fans

The backlash pushed Rowling to post a blog explaining her opinion on the matter. 

Recently, the British author posted an 11-part Twitter thread as a response to another Tweet that criticizes her. 

The Twitter user claims that Rowling sees “people who take mental medication ‘lazy.’” 

The Tweet

It all started when Twitter users noticed that Rowling liked a post that says, “Hormone prescriptions are the new antidepressants.” 

Twitter use @Manaxium, a transwoman posted the Tweet.

The tweet also claims that despite being “necessary and lifesaving” hormone prescriptions should be used as a “last resort.”

Furthermore, the user also claims that it is “pure laziness” to “rather medicate” than “heal people’s minds.” 

One Twitter user, @TrinerScot responded to Rowling’s action and said, the “sentiment is beyond offensive, it is actively harmful to millions.” 

The Response

The tweet by user @TrinerScot criticizing Rowling was seen by her and got an 11-part Twitter thread reply. 

“I’ve ignored fake tweets attributed to me and RTed widely,” the female author said. 

“I’m not going to ignore this.” 

Rowling then defended herself saying that, the tweet is a lie as it is a misrepresentation of what she believes in. 

She added that, she herself had taken medications to address her own “mental health challenges”, and those helped her.

Rowling explained her concerns, where younger people with mental health issues are being pushed towards “hormones and surgery”. 

She also emphasized her opinion that, “transition may be the answer for some. For others, it won’t,” citing the detransitioners. 

The author also defended the original poster of the tweet, @Manaxium. 

“She was making the point that anti-depressants were over-prescribed to teenagers in the past, with serious consequences.”

Rowling then went on and included links to studies on hormone therapy and transitions risk to people. 


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