Recently, there has been a lot of controversies regarding the latest book of JK Rowling which seem to have some trouble. Critics have been raising questions upon JK Rowling over and over again, and she seem to be subjected to several hate comments over the past few months. However, this journey had more than 50 authors, 200 writers and quite a lot of publishers who expressed their support in this regard in an open letter saying that they purely support the Harry Potter author, Rowling. They revealed the fact that they would support the trans and non-binary people, and Rowling got a really good response from the other side of the table.
Quoted here is the statement from some of the popular authors from the UK and Irish publishing community group that includes Joanne Harris, Sinead Gleeson and Jeanette Winterson along with a few more: “This is a message of love and solidarity for the trans and non-binary community. Culture is, and should always be, at the forefront of societal change, and as writers, editors, agents, journalists, and publishing professionals, we recognise the vital role our industry has in advancing and supporting the wellbeing and rights of trans and non-binary people. We stand with you, we hear you, we see you, we accept you, we love you. The world is better for having you in it. Non-binary lives are valid, trans women are women, trans men are men, trans rights are human rights. From members of the UK and Irish publishing community.”
Writers and Journalists expressing solidarity to JK Rowling:
More than 50 journalists have expressed their solidarity to Rowling in an open letter. The people who have signed in the letter include some of the popular names from the creative industry such as Susan Hill, Ian McEwan, and the popular TV Writer Graham Linehan. According to the report as received, the letter reads, “Rowling has consistently shown herself to be an honourable and compassionate person, and the appalling hashtag #RIPJKRowling is just the latest example of hate speech directed against her and other women that Twitter and other platforms enable and implicitly endorse.” It further stated, “We are signing this letter in the hope that, if more people stand up against the targeting of women online, we might at least make it less acceptable to engage in it or profit from it. We wish JK Rowling well and stand in solidarity with her.”
Names supporting JK Rowling include:
As per the report, the names who had supported JK Rowling include the popular authors, Ian McEwan, Rachel Rooney, Graham Linehan, Griff Rhys Jones, and the writers, Maureen Chadwick, Craig Brown, Andrew Davies, Amanda Craig, Susan Hill, Philip Jensher, Simon Fanshawe, Jane Thynne, Francis Wheen, Aminatta Forna, Arthur Matthews, along with several others. The names of actors in the list include Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller, James Dreyfus, Lizzie Roper, and others.