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J.K. Rowling Facing Major Backlash Online After Being Accused Of Transphobic Tweeting!

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J.K. Rowling isn’t having such a great time online!

The Harry Potter author and world-famous writer is facing major backlash this weekend after being accused of making some seriously transphobic comments on her official Twitter account.

Related: This Isn’t The First Time Twitter Has Called Out The Author As Transphobic…

The whole incident started on Saturday afternoon, when the 54-year-old author posted a tweet that shared a link to an article referring to how COVID-19 has changed the health landscape around the world for “people who menstruate.” Rowling took issue with that part, noting (as you can see, below) that her problem was with the presence of “people who menstruate” and not simply the word “women,” instead:

Almost immediately, the backlash began, with Rowling receiving a cascade of messages calling her out for her apparent anti-transgender stance.

One critic thoughtfully shared this opinion with Rowling about the aforementioned tweet:

“Not all women menstruate and not all who menstruate are women. There are many girls, non-binary folx, trans boys, and trans men who also get a period. We recognize that language change can be uncomfortable to get use to it. And we are grateful for inclusive authors and articles.”

Another added on from there, tweeting back this at the author:

“I know you know this because you have been told over and over and over again, but transgender men can menstruate. Non-binary people menstruate. I, a 37-year old woman with a uterus, have not menstruated in a decade. Women are not defined by their periods.”

Another one was more pointed, and took a shot directly at the popular author’s lasting legacy:

“Honestly, it’s amazing that you want this to taint your legacy. That this is something you want people to read on your in a biography about you or on your Wikipedia in 60 years.”

Yikes!

Still another user voiced their frustrations with Rowling’s repeated jumps into this area of debate:

“Ohmygod shut up. I can’t believe I used to love your books. My body shouldn’t have to be forcibly gendered just so I can have access to basic healthcare. You CANNOT claim to support trans people while also denying us the language necessary for us to have basic access 2 healthcare”

Not holding back!

For her part, the high-profile author responded to the thousands of tweets of backlash with her own thread going further about the issue, as you can see here:

Hours after the backlash first broke, Rowling attempted to clarify and expand her stance. / (c) J.K. Rowling/Twitter

Wow.

For much of Saturday and on into Sunday morning, then, she was a trending topic on Twitter — with many of the commentary highly critical of her stance on “people who menstruate,” as well as her ensuing follow-ups.

What do U make of Rowling’s tweets, and the reaction to it all, Perezcious readers? Where do U stand?

Sound OFF with your take on it down in the comments (below)…

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“Very much in the country,” says Arjun Rampal busting fake news of him leaving the country after NCB summons : Trending News in India

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Over a week ago actor Arjun Rampal was summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB ) for the second time. After he was issued a summon, he requested the agency to grant him a week’s time before he appears before the officers. While seeking for some extra time, the actor cited personal reasons.

Recently there were reports doing the rounds that suggested that Rampal had left the country after seeking for extra time. On Saturday, he took to his Twitter handle to clarify that he is very much in the country and is busy with his professional commitments. “Very much in the country, in fact just doing promotions for #nailpolish I guess some news channels have become travel agents.. lol #FakeNews,” he wrote.

Arjun Rampal was first summoned by the NCB in November after they conducted a raid at his place. Although a few drugs were recovered from his place, they had a proper prescription in place for the same and he was given a clean chit for them.

Rampal was questioned by the agency for seven hours on November 13. He was interrogated after his Australian friend Paul Bartel was arrested in a drug-related case. Reportedly, Bartel was in contact with Arjun Rampal’s partner Gabriella Demetriades brother Agisialos Demetriades. Meanwhile, Agisialos who was arrested in October was granted bail on Tuesday by a special narcotics court.

ALSO READ: “The best is yet to come,” writes Gabriella Demetriades wishing partner Arjun Rampal along with family pictures

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Scoop: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone drop in on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi set to celebrate 5 years of Bajirao Mastani : Trending News in India

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On the night of December 18, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had surprise visitors. Bollywood’s most adored couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone dropped unannounced to celebrate five years of Bajirao Mastani.


For those who came in late, Bajirao Mastani was a turning point for both Deepika and Ranveer. Their careers went to another level after this film. Hence, it was no surprise that they remembered their Bajirao Mastani director on the day when the blockbuster historical
celebrated five years since release.

Says an eyewitness, “Sanjay had no idea that they were going to show up. In fact, he was so busy shooting Gangubai Kathiawadi that when they did show up one set at Film City. He was completety taken aback. Sanjay met Ranveer and Deepika for the first time since the lockdown. They met warmly, though no hugs. Just smiles.”

A cake was brought on the set to celebrate the occasion. Ranveer ans Deepika were in their element. They spent a good hour on the set with their favourite director (with whom they have done three films) before waving a reluctant goodbye.

Also Read: “We knew some kind of magic was happening”, says Sanjay Leela Bhansali on 5 years of Bajirao Mastani

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Actress Mrunal Thakur recently wrapped up the shoot of her upcoming film Jersey co-starring Shahid Kapoor. The actress will next start shooting for Ram Madhvani’s directorial Dhamaka alongside Kartik Aaryan. However, before she starts filming Dhamaka, she will be doing a music video with T-Series.

Reportedly, Mrunal will star in the next music video by T-Series along with Guru Randhawa. The reports state that the actress will be seen in a glamorous avatar in the heartbreaking song. The music video will be directed by Ashish Panda who has helmed T-Series songs like ‘Humnava Mere’ and ‘Meri Aashiqui.’ The tem will be shooting in the picturesque location of Kashmir in the first week of January.

This will be the first time that Mrunal and Guru will be seen together. Guru was last seen in the recently released song ‘Nach Meri Rani’ composed by Tanishq Bagchi and featuring Nora Fatehi. On the other hand, Mrunal last featured in T-Series’s party number ‘Gallan Goriyan’ with John Abraham.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Ashish Panda is directing three music videos for T-Series next month. The second track is with Jubin Nautiyal and features B Prak’s ‘Dil Todke’ fame Abhishek Singh and Samreen Kaur. The third song is said to be with Yaariyaan actor Himansh Kohli. They plan to shoot all three songs between January 4 and 12.

ALSO READ: “It’s a scary situation but the burden on people is far more frightening” – says Mrunal Thakur as she heads to Chandigarh for final schedule of Jersey

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