JK Rowling says 'hundreds' of trans activists have threatened to 'beat, rape, assassinate and bomb' her on social media

JK Rowling says she has received rape and death threats from hundreds of trans activists.

The Harry Potter author questioned women’s safety in changing rooms last year.


She called out a troll who told her: “I wish you a very nice pipebomb in mailbox.”

She replied: “When you can’t get a woman sacked, arrested or dropped by her publisher, and cancelling her only made her book sales go up, there’s really only one place to go.”

One follower asked: “Is this still because of her comments about the safety of women in toilets/changing rooms if men can use them by simply saying they identify as a woman?”

Rowling, 55, replied: “Yes, but now hundreds of trans activists have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate and bomb me I’ve realised this movement poses no risk to women whatsoever.”

She was accused of transphobia last summer when replying to an article with the headline: “Opinion: Creating a more equal post Covid-19 world for people who menstruate.”

She tweeted: “‘People who menstruate’. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

Her remarks led to an angry backlash, including criticism from Potter actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne.

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