Trans activists hoping for quick internet points are finding themselves in hot water after being personally called out by the target of their stunt: Harry Potter creator J.K Rowling.
On November 19, three trans activists who identify as "comedians" staged a small photoshoot in front of J.K Rowling's house. Georgia Frost, Holly Stars, and Richard Energy – all small-production actors from the U.K, took photos of themselves in front of a gate belonging to the writer's home. Posted to Twitter under the guise of activism, they were positioned in such a way that, in an uncensored photo, the address was apparent.
Frost, Stars, and Energy immediately came under whirlwind condemnation for their stunt – with the internet mass-reporting the twitter post as posing a risk to Rowling's safety due to revealing her home address.
The trio eventually deleted the post, citing "transphobic messages" they were receiving. To his Twitter page, Holly Stars – a drag queen comedian – wrote:
Yesterday we posted a picture we took at JK Rowling’s house. While we stand by the photo, since posting it we have received an overwhelming amount of serious and threatening transphobic messages so have decided to take the photo down.
Love to our trans siblings.
Today, J.K Rowling has hit back.
In a multi-part thread, the author named each of the three proponents of the stunt directly – all of which have since locked their Twitter accounts, and briefly notes that Police Scotland was involved.
In her thread, Rowling comes out in support of women's sex-based rights once again, naming some of the female activists who have faced harsh legal, social, and professional penalties for their women's rights activism like Allison Bailey, Raquel Sanchez, Marion Miller, Rosie Duffield, Joanna Cherry, Julie Bindel, Rosa Freedman, and Kathleen Stock. But Rowling does goes on to shout out to the "many, many others, including women who have no public profile" who have also reached out to her and informed her of the consequences they have faced for rejecting gender ideology.
Rowling notes that she's "now received so many death threats I could paper the house with them, and I haven’t stopped speaking out." Continuing, "Perhaps – and I’m just throwing this out there – the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us."
In the past, activists have piled on Rowling's Twitter to send the author hate. At one time, Rowling even once confirmed that she'd seen pornography being posted under tweets she had made directed towards children.
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