J.K. Rowling Says She Received Bomb Threat Over Transphobic Comments

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday July 21, 2021
Originally published on July 21, 2021

J.K. Rowling has recently been in hot water over her views of transgender people, which some have claimed that it is a calculated attempt to erase transgender identity.

Now Rowling has reportedly received a bomb threat from one Twitter user, as reported the Evening Standard.

"I wish you a very nice pipebomb in mailbox," the message from Twitter user @queerqegaard reportedly said, but they have since deleted their account.

She shared a screenshot of the tweet, but she's not staying silent about the threat.

In response, Rowling tweeted to her 14 million followers: "To be fair, when you can't get a woman sacked, arrested or dropped by her publisher, and cancelling her only made her book sales go up, there's really only one place to go."

Rowling also tweeted that "hundreds of trans activists have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate and bomb me I've realised that this movement poses no risk to women whatsoever."

How did this all begin? It all started when Rowling mocked a 2020 news article that included the phrase "people who menstruate." Taking issue with the terminology, Rowling responded by saying: "People who menstruate. I'm sure there used to be a word for those people," she tweeted. "Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"

"Last year, Rowling defended her stance on transgender issues in an open letter after she faced a backlash for her remark on the headline 'people who menstruate,'" the Standard reports. "At the time, Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne spoke out in support of transgender rights following Rowling's comments."

Rowling, is currently working on another book for her Cormoran Strike series under her her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. In response to everything, she tweeted: "Got to get back to my chapter now, but to all the people sending me beautiful, kind, funny and supportive messages, thank you so much."