Sarah Paulson, Jonathan Van Ness & More Stars Criticize J.K. Rowling For Tweets 'Targeting Trans People'

CLIP06/07/20
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J.K. Rowling is under fire after posting a series of controversial tweets, which GLAAD described as “inaccurate and cruel.” On June 6, the “Harry Potter” author responded to a headline that used the phrase “people who menstruate,” writing, "I'm sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?" Many called Rowling’s words transphobic and pointed out that transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming people can also menstruate. Sarah Paulson, Jameela Jamil, Jonathan Van Ness, Mary Lambert and Anthony Rapp were among those who criticized the writer in powerful tweets of their own.

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Tags: Access, J.K. Rowling, jk rowling, harry potter, LGBT, trans, Transgender, transphobia, twitter
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