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JK Rowling Calls For An End To 'Cancel Culture,' Proves She's The Ultimate Karen

JK Rowling is once again back in the limelight for yet another Karen move: this time she's signed an open letter calling for an end to online "cancel culture" on the grounds that she advocates for "open debate and freedom of thought and speech." This all sounds well and good until you remember that she's repeatedly been in hot water for her problematic comments and views about trans people and is now claiming that she's the one being oppressed. It's all incredibly cringey and we're really enjoying the reaction memes and tweets, which you can scroll through below!

Twitter memes and reactions to JK Rowling signing an open letter calling an end to "cancel culture" | Taming Fred Savage @FredTaming jk rowling: stop canceling normal ppl: stop being hateful trans community jk rowling: stop canceling despite
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JK Rowling Under Fire For Transphobic Tweets

JK Rowling, the author of the beloved Harry Potter books, is receiving a whole lot of criticism after tweeting several transphobic sentiments over the weekend. The internationally acclaimed writer took to Twitter with claims that a) you have to be a woman to menstruate, and b) trans women aren't actually women - and that their "claim" of the sex undermines the experiences of true women. 

Rowling has a long history of being a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), and she's not alone. Doctor Who writer Gareth Roberts has been widely criticized for anti-trans tweets, and Graham Lineman (creator of The IT Crowd) has never been shy about his own TERF beliefs. Rowling just seems to get more attention for her backwards beliefs because she of her influence as the author of the Harry Potter series. She's very visible, and many people on Twitter have been quick to decry her exclusionary views. And we can't blame them. For someone who is heralded for bringing diversity to her imaginary wizarding world, she falls very short within her own politics. And the following Twitter users were eager to call her out. 

JK Rowling attracts criticism on Twitter for transphobic tweets, anti-trans tweets, transphobia, TERF | J.K. Rowling O @jk_rowling respect every trans person's right live any way feels authentic and comfortable them. l'd march with if were discriminated against on basis being trans. At same time, my life has been shaped by being female do not believe 's hateful say so |
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