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JK Rowling Dragged After Saying She'd 'Happily' Go To Prison Over Her Anti-Trans Views

The author was swiftly dragged on X, formerly Twitter, over her response to a 'trans women are women' meme.

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling was swiftly dragged on X, formerly Twitter, after she said she'd "happily" go to prison over her anti-trans views.

Rowling responded with a simple "No" to a meme acknowledging that transgender women are women.

You can see her post below.

In response to another X user—who complained about the Labour Party's proposed crackdown on anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes—she said she'd "happily do two years [in prison] if the alternative is compelled speech and forced denial of the reality and importance of sex."

She added:

"Bring on the court case, I say. It'll be more fun than I've ever had on a red carpet."

You can see her post below.

She responded to another user who said they'd see her "on the inside" with a comment about how she hoped, in the event she faces a prison sentence, that she might be assigned to the library but "could do ok in the kitchens."

She added:

"Laundry might be a problem. I have a tendency to shrink stuff/turn it pink accidentally. Guessing that won't be a major issue if it's mostly scrubs and sheets, though."

You can see her post below.

Rowling might have thought she was being funny with her joke about going to prison for her anti-trans views, but people were quick to mock her bold claim.

Rowling has repeatedly come under fire for her anti-transgender views and their inclusion in her writing. Her responses to proposed changes to gender recognition laws in the United Kingdom have also drawn public backlash.

Rowling's statements have divided feminists and Harry Potter fans, fueled debates on freedom of speech, academic freedom and cancel culture, and prompted support for transgender people from the literary, arts, and culture sectors including from the stars of the films based on her books.

Over the last few years, Rowling has argued against the inclusion of transgender women in women's restrooms and promoted stereotypes about transgender people, as when she included a cross-dressing killer inTroubled Blood, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

She took the name as a tribute to Robert Galbraith Heath—long considered the father of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy.