#RIPJKRowling has been trending on Twitter and Harry Potter fans have been getting worried. However, it can be confirmed that Twitter users have created this death hoax following newly released details of her upcoming book.
J.K.Rowling has been under fire in recent months over her views on transgender people, which according to The Scotsman, Twitter users believed were transphobic.
J.K. Rowling has come back into the spotlight after trending on Twitter today, September 14th, under the hashtag #RIPJKRowling.
According to The Telegraph, the 900-page novel is an investigation into a cold case: the disappearance of a woman in 1974, believed to be a victim of a cis male serial killer who dresses as a woman.
Twitter users didn’t hesitate to express their opinions on the matter, with many people bringing up the authors past comments. J.K. Rowling has not responded to the Twitter hashtag however has previously defended her views on transgenderism in a blog post: “I refuse to bow down to a movement that I believe is doing demonstrable harm in seeking to erode ‘woman’ as a political and biological class and offering cover to predators like few before it.”
Many Twitter users started the hashtag in order to get some recognition surrounding the topic of the upcoming book. There are discussions all over the platform discussing how she isn’t dead but she ‘killed her own career’.
“In memory of jk rowling. she ain’t dead, but she killed her own career by proudly hating trans people & no one would really miss her that much anyway,” wrote one Twitter user.
J.K. Rowling is no stranger to replying to Twitter debates that are regarding her and often writes on her blog to stand up against criticism. Back in July, J.K.Rowling spoke on being ‘denied credit for my (her) own achievements’.
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