INSANITY Stephen King Jumps Into J.K. Rowling Controversy: ‘Trans Women Are Women’

thompson

Unrepentant WrongThinker

Stephen King Jumps Into J.K. Rowling Controversy: ‘Trans Women Are Women’

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David Ng
29 Jun 2020

In a clash of bestselling authors, Stephen King is the latest public figure to distance himself from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling by rebuking her defense of biological gender differences, declaring in a tweet over the weekend that “trans women are women.”

Stephen King’s tweet in support of trans women comes after he experienced social media backlash for re-tweeting a message from J.K. Rowling in which she quoted feminist Andrea Dworkin saying that “it isn’t hateful for women to speak about their own experiences, nor do they deserve shaming for doing so.”

Rowling thanked King for his apparent show of support.

“I’ve always revered @StephenKing, but today my love reached — maybe not Annie Wilkes levels — but new heights,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet, according to Newsweek. “It’s so much easier for men to ignore women’s concerns, or to belittle them, but I won’t ever forget the men who stood up when they didn’t need to. Thank you, Stephen.”

But King’s support for Rowling was short-lived. The Misery author received almost instant backlash, with some of his followers who asked why he was supporting a “TERF” — a pejorative term used by transgender activists to describe “trans exclusionary radical feminists.”

Late Sunday, King responded to a follower who asked him about his stance on transgender people. “Yes. Trans women are women,” the author replied.

View: https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/1277351371784818692?s=20


It remains unclear when Rowling deleted her compliment to King, but it appears to have either been late Sundar or early Monday.

J.K. Rowling angered transgender activists earlier this month when she defended the importance of biological sex and maintaining a distinction between biological women and trans women.

“I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth,” she tweeted.

View: https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1269406094595588096?s=20


Her tweets have prompted the principle cast members of the Harry Potter movies to distance themselves from the author, with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint all publicly declaring their belief that transgender people are the gender they identify with.
 

Kathy in FL

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Stephen King has always been an idiot. People read his newer books out of habit and little else. I've heard it said that getting hit by the car/van and nearly dying is what changed him. No. He was part of the failed educational system even before he became famous. I admit enjoying his old stuff ... like the stuff that came out when I was in highschool ... but most of it has become the gobbledy gook of a twisted mind. He's always been in it for the money, proof is selling off the book rights to make those gawd awful movies and trying to play hollyweird special by making cameo appearances in them.

He lost his cultural relevancy long time ago. Next.
 

thompson

Unrepentant WrongThinker
Stephen King has always been an idiot. People read his newer books out of habit and little else. I've heard it said that getting hit by the car/van and nearly dying is what changed him. No. He was part of the failed educational system even before he became famous. I admit enjoying his old stuff ... like the stuff that came out when I was in highschool ... but most of it has become the gobbledy gook of a twisted mind. He's always been in it for the money, proof is selling off the book rights to make those gawd awful movies and trying to play hollyweird special by making cameo appearances in them.

He lost his cultural relevancy long time ago. Next.
The only work of his I liked was The Stand. I've never been into that genre but know many people are/were. Just not my thing.
 

raven

Veteran Member
His early work was the product of the nightmares of a prepubescent teen.
He never grew out of it
 

Blacknarwhal

TB Fanatic
Stephen King has always been an idiot. People read his newer books out of habit and little else. I've heard it said that getting hit by the car/van and nearly dying is what changed him. No. He was part of the failed educational system even before he became famous. I admit enjoying his old stuff ... like the stuff that came out when I was in highschool ... but most of it has become the gobbledy gook of a twisted mind. He's always been in it for the money, proof is selling off the book rights to make those gawd awful movies and trying to play hollyweird special by making cameo appearances in them.

He lost his cultural relevancy long time ago. Next.
The stuff he wrote while blasted out of his mind on cocaine, right? :D
 

nomifyle

Veteran Member
Although I don't care what people do in the privacy of their home as long as it does not involve children, trans women are mutilated men.

And I don't care how talented people say Stephen King is he's still a POS>

Judy
 

bw

Fringe Ranger
Trans women are women, in the same way that holographic women are women, Vargas women are women, CGI women are women, and inflatable women are women. There are all kinds of ways to simulate being a genuine biological woman, depending on what level of inspection the simulacrum needs to pass.
 

Housecarl

On TB every waking moment
My first thought in this latest turn of the Opera is that King was feeling ignored and wanted some lymelight. The problem is, he and a lot of others, in jumping onto the stage are now fully exposed to the mob throwing more than over ripe fruit.
 

Cardinal

Snark: a higher form of communication
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Whoever is worth more wins.

JK Rowling Net Worth:
$1 Billion

Stephen King Net Worth:
$500 Million
 
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