JK Rowling has deleted a tweet expressing her love of fellow writer Stephen King, after he confirmed that he helps trans ladies.
The Harry Potter writer, who has been embroiled in a row over transgender issues for the previous few weeks, had tweeted about Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who accused her of “utilizing” her expertise with home abuse to advertise discrimination in opposition to the trans group. He has since apologised “unreservedly”.
Rowling shared a quote from the late feminist and author Andrea Dworkin about how males deal with ladies’s opinions as if they’re “acts of violence”, in a submit that should have resonated with King, who retweeted it on his personal feed.
In response, Rowling tweeted that her love for King had reached “new heights”.
She added: “It’s a lot simpler for males to disregard ladies’s issues, or to belittle them, however I received’t ever neglect the boys who stood up once they didn’t must. Thanks, Stephen.”
Nevertheless, after being pressed by a fan on the place he stood on transgender points, King tweeted: “Trans ladies are ladies.”
Whereas his clarification appeased some followers, it seems to have irked Rowling, who has since deleted her tweet praising King. Some social media customers have additionally speculated that she unfollowed him on Twitter.
Rowling’s views on transgender rights has brought on widespread debate over the previous month.
Quite a few writers at her company, The Blair Partnership, quit last week in protest over her views. A number of stars of the Harry Potter franchise, together with Daniel Radcliffe, Evanna Lynch, and Emma Watson, have voiced their opposition to Rowling’s feedback.