J.K. Rowling Controversy Explained

J.K. Rowling Controversy Explained
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A large black billboard, with the message I love JK Rowling was posted up in Vancouver over the weekend. Within 24 hours, the billboard had been vandalized with paint splattered all over it, and shortly after, was taken down altogether. As you can imagine, the billboard sparked a debate or conversation once again, regarding the remarks Rowling made months ago.

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Danielle Apple
Danielle Apple:
I completely understand what JK meant. Basically if the sex of a person doesn't exist then how do trans people identify as another gender in the first place? And saying sex doesn't exist contradicts someone identifying as something other than how they were born. Then she finishes by saying that erasing the idea of sex is a massive blow to womans rights who have been suppressed for millenia for being women. That INCLUDES trans women. Its the same idea that erasing race erases all the suffering that people have endured because of their race. She not spouting hate. Shes standing up for women period.
The billboard just looked like the birds went crazy lol
Richard Mp
Richard Mp:
So MANY conversations we have to have at the same time. everybody is yelling but no one is listening
anais garcia
anais garcia:
She literally didn’t say anything wrong lmao
o Vale o
o Vale o:
Why didn’t you put her article explaining? The tweets were confusing but she literally put an article explaining what she meant
Vivs s
Vivs s:
Cancel her? How? She s millionaire.. and i m pretty sure she doesn t give a f about this whole cancel culture bs.
Speaking for biological women does not mean hating on trans women or trans people in general. The hate she receives for simply voicing her opinion shows how misogynistic and hypocritical the woke mob actually is. I used to just love her books but now I also love her for standing for women and their struggles. Sex-based oppression is real, whether you want it or not. And she is extremely brave for telling it how it is. Meanwhile the so called activists are only pushing away those who could be their allies with all of this hate, threats and calls for violence against women.
I wonder...since when people cancel people for having an OPINION!!!!! Crazy people ehhh
" Just because you are offended, does NOT make the offender wrong "

One Wicked Muse
One Wicked Muse:
But just because you advocate for one gender/race, it doesn't automatically mean your condemning another. If that's so, the black people who advocate for BLM are automatically condemning every other race. I dare say they would claim that's not true. She can speak FOR "biologically born" women without hating trans women. People are too damn sensitive these days.
Blupell King Ras
Blupell King Ras:
Im sorry but you cannot cancel JK. You just can't
Randa Naim
Randa Naim:
Not transphobic. At all. People are too sensitive. Much more critical events to worry about these days. Calm down people.
Dalina Din
Dalina Din:
What Rowling said is logically TRUE!! Whether you like it or you hate it!
Why do I exist?
Why do I exist?:
You know, she wrote an article explicitly explaining what she meant. You could have just read that, JARED!
Dahlia Schultz
Dahlia Schultz:
People nowadays have a difficult time in listening. Instead people are yelling all the time.
Seth Freakin Rollins
Seth Freakin Rollins:
People shouldn't get hate, regardless of their gender, race and sexual orientation. A human being is a human being. We all breathe the same air.
Briar Rose
Briar Rose:
I just want to know when an opinion became synonymous with hate.
Every body is pro-women until one of those women step out of bounds and say a mildly differing opinion than the woke ass mob.

These hypocrites are fooling no one.
Debra Ann James-Bissoondath
Debra Ann James-Bissoondath:
So people aren't allowed to form their own opinions anymore? When you come to think of it, there's no such thing as free speech
Tommé Luciano
Tommé Luciano:
There was nothing transphobic about her post tho, she’s allowed to have an opinion.
J R:
Lol y’all canceled her huh? 500,000,000 books sold. Grossed over 7 billion dollars. Sure yeah. She’s TOTALLY canceled. She’s sitting pretty whether y’all read her books or not.
This whole cancel culture is frustrating and toxic. Therefore I will not watch any more videos on this topic from now on. I understand, of course, that it is important not to look the other way when things happen that are not humanly acceptable, but this cancel culture has reached such proportions that it is absolutely no longer healthy. For nobody.
I don't understand what is wrong.
"Sex" is what one is born as. "Gender" is the social construct one is assigned by society. From my understanding, she seems to be saying that doing away with "sex" for a self-assigned "gender" will greatly diminish the struggles of biological women everywhere, as anyone can then claim to be a woman. People can believe themselves to be whatever they please, as gender is a construct, but biologically, if you are not a woman, you will not understand the struggles that women go through and therefore you can't claim to fight alongside biological women on those issues. In this way, real issues afflicting women will fall by the wayside in favor for a more globalized, all-inclusive fight against discrimination toward ALL persons deemed as women. If this was what she meant, I see nothing wrong with it, as she is a biological woman, speaking on an issue that affects and will continue to affect biological women. Rather than throwing a hissy-fit, people need to engage more on the topic. Even if she is being transphobic (which I fail to see), this is still a discussion that needs to happen.
Mikey E
Mikey E:
Being part of the LGBTQ community, this makes me sad. If the Trans Gender community's agenda is to say that there is no gender, then they can't be TRANS because then you had nothing to TRANSition from!! Meaning Rowling's statement can't be Transphobic to them. The original term for being trans is Body Dismorphia, (being born in the wrong body). It's simple, clear, and easily understood. SCIENCE!! The Trans movement has taken it WAY TOO FAR! They keep pushing the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Expression) understanding, but they themselves don't understand it! I personally know a lot of transgender woman and men and they do not think that her statement is transphobic. It's the Gender Non Cormorant community that gets affected by these kind of statements because even they don't know where they stand. Nuff Said.
Prixen Games
Prixen Games:
I don't understand the hate on JK Rowling at all. I'm a transman, and what she says doesn't come across as transphobic to me at all. My *PHYSICAL* sex assigns me as a woman, I can't erase that, and in the past I would have been treated worse than dirt for my sex. If people would think before they outrage, they would understand that
golon dronis
golon dronis:
I hate that the trans people literally complain about others erasing their existence, while also trying to erase other woman's existence, ignoring the facts that some of us where born feme AND like being called woman and not people who menstruates🙄🙄🙄, they have the right to complain and we do too.
P L:
Can’t cancel her, she’s already rich and not trying to sell any new Harry Potter material.
Cindy Devine
Cindy Devine:
The very people who are saying she is promoting hate are doing the same thing towards her. You aren't accomplishing anything. No one has the right to harass someone just because they disagree with them. Time to stop the hate, period.
WhereImFrom Now
WhereImFrom Now:
She's loaded..jokes on everyone else..she dont care.lol
Women have the right to comment on how they view themselves and the words they choose for themselves. The PC world is becoming unbearable. God forbid someone say gender and gendered spaces are important, as well as gendered terminology. It’s important for people. If you want to be a genderless alien, good on you but the rest of us are comfortable with how things are. You have to really be reaching to claim she is somehow wrong. Sex is a big part of how people share their experience. If sex isn’t important than why are people even trans?
Lisa and the Cult Jam
Lisa and the Cult Jam:
She doesn't seem transphobic or hateful.
Royal Diadem62
Royal Diadem62:
I support jk Rowling . I understand what she meant and I agree with her .
Jazmina Baker
Jazmina Baker:
Fighting for females to be recognized as a class is not transphobic. Women's rights should never center males.
hdhd sh
hdhd sh:
I just...she's right...how can you say she isn't.. everything she said is both correct, polite and actually respectful.
Dr Johnny Bananas
Dr Johnny Bananas:
I dont know that the billboard is 'targeted' towards trans people. A lot of trans people agree with JK Rowling, and a lot of gender extremists and abolitionists are not trans. If we're at the point where acknowledging biological sex as a reality gets you labelled as 'phobic' that word has ceased to mean anything.
I think it's time we all 'cancel' the extremists, which ever side of the political spectrum they sit on.
Farheena Zeeshan
Farheena Zeeshan:
whatever y’all say,harry potter is still the best.
Gael K
Gael K:
With no hate, the women's experience is different from the trans experience. Being born in a female body, to begin with. And being born into the wrong sex. Very different experiences. With both being valid. Respecting the way they identify, and their experience. While respecting our point of view from our experience. They may be women but came to that conclusion in a very different way.
Blue Moon
Blue Moon:
This global pandemic of bullying people and „cancelling“ is absolutely ridiculous. Everyone is offended. Everyone is twisting what’s being said.
What if the billboard actually said 'I ♥️ Rowling JK'
Weirdly Unique
Weirdly Unique:
Rowling never said she hated them. People need to know the difference between simply wanting their own rights and no right at all. She isnt transphobic.
ya just bored at this point. LMAOOOOO
Just bought her book, sounded like an interesting plot. And i wouldn't have heard about the book if it wasnt for the cancel culture.
Omar Q
Omar Q:
I love how people aren't smart enough to understand Rowling's position so they call it transphobic. The actual trans community agrees with Rowling that trans female are not biologically female---thats the EXTENT of her position. This book is just an example of how a person can exploit being a trans female, or crossdresser, to enter private spaces which puts women in danger, but go ahead and call it 'transphobic' because you've all lost your minds.
Love Lissa
Love Lissa:
Yeah, JK Rowling is an amazing talent. She’ll never be cancelled on my bookcase.
Canceled.....hahahahahaha! Whatever. That term means nothing just like cancel culture.
Amanda Schamper
Amanda Schamper:
It’s frustrating. I’ve spent a lot of time researching and writing essays, along with pamphlets and whatnot. I’ve put a lot of time into research on this subject, sex and gender are two completely different things. Sex is biological and Gender is psychological. There’s no changing that. People should identify with whatever gender they feel is right, biologically they won’t change(genetic code/not physical altercations). That’s the difference, theres no argument this is fact. No amount of anger or yelling will change that, period.
Duchess Aban
Duchess Aban:
Cancel culture is so cruel.. If people hate on her books cause of this that's just so messed up she's a great writer and she's been through a lot
khalan kyle
khalan kyle:
This is just getting out of hand.
Cancel culture strikes again...
Compassion Through Seeing
Compassion Through Seeing:
Finally a real woman speaking up about real women's issues
Philip Erdman
Philip Erdman:
This sounds like a good book, imma buy it and read it tbh.
Creole Table
Creole Table:
Trans-Women have autonomy over their bodies, legally in this country. Cis-gender women do not. All I can say on the subject.
Page Jaycell
Page Jaycell:
Why are autogynephiles so threatened by strong women?#IStandWithJKRowling.
toni-marie schofield
toni-marie schofield:
Got canceled for speaking your opinion?? Stupid!!! ❤jk Rowling
Chesscom Support
Chesscom Support:
Imagine time travelling back just 3 years ago and trying to explain to somebody that _leftists_ now absolutely loathe JK Rowling.
Keerah H
Keerah H:
I took it as her speaking to the part of the trans community that likes to deny science and their biological sex. I think she meant that without sex classifications, there would be no such thing as being transgender because you have to be 1 sex first to then identify as a different one
Master Reese
Master Reese:
The tweets weren’t transphobic.
K. Morgan
K. Morgan:
Biology doesn't lie. I identify as a wealthy 20 something, yet I still don't have a pot to pee in at 55.
Imagine being mad over a book which isn't even real.
Like mean ole orange man said “They aren’t coming for me they are coming for you, I am just standing in the way.”
Londiwe Mtshali
Londiwe Mtshali:
Allieship doesn't mean servitude. I think if we try to read to understand, we will get what she's saying. I don't think she's transphobic honestly this is a reach.
I stand with JK Rowling.
Alex London
Alex London:
Rowling has not said anything transphobic even remotely. Women, you don’t have to change calling yourself anything other than women. Sex is real, sex politics is real. No ideology can erase that,
Koshi Wheeler
Koshi Wheeler:
why can't we just have equality , is it THAT hard?
Hmmm, does this impact my life, no... Next, 🤣🤣
Alex Xolo
Alex Xolo:
This still confuses me to this day... maybe I understood something else... cause she basically was... right. Wasn't she? I need to actually understand something I am missing
Kae saysstfu
Kae saysstfu:
Just be whatever you are just dont cut in me line and i wont care. Its not hurting me.
Jessica Lee
Jessica Lee:
Iphoners are just jealous that Samsung is doing what they do and more for an economical price. 😝
Chely Chills
Chely Chills:
There is nothing wrong with what she said in my opinion. Women shouldn’t feel they have to keep quiet about this. It’s just facts. I hate that when someone speaks up about something they receive hate for it.
Louise Taylor
Louise Taylor:
People face harassment for having an opinion.... every one is being shut down. That is the problem. We need democracy and freedom of speech not this PC rubbish
No one is canceling anyone, if Ellen, J* and Dawson can survive, so can she!
Moon Shine
Moon Shine:
I laughed out loud several times. My boyfriend and I always quote your “THIS LADY” comment from a video months ago. LOVE YOU😂 can this get a feature ?? Hmmm 🤔
Rui Busto
Rui Busto:
Being a Celebrity and speaking unalike one of the liberal mantras well... Good ol' James Woods.

No... There is another one...
Saram Waqas
Saram Waqas:
Wow. So if you speak your mind and practice your freedom of speech you’ll get cancelled now. She literally did nothing wrong.
Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart:
2020 The year EVERYONE gets cancelled
Storm Monster
Storm Monster:
I support JK Rowling. She actually has logic. Many people are missing that these days
Bacon Daddy TV
Bacon Daddy TV:
Can we all eat bacon instead of smoking canadian weed?
Be me:
See this: "You Dunnit Nao Arry Porrer."
JKR stated her views and her justifications for them very clearly. You know exactly what she meant in her tweets and her essay.
And the extremists are only on one side - the side shouting women down, physically assaulting them, suing them, making complaints against them, having them arrested/fired/abused for stating biological facts, vandalizing rape shelters, invading women's sports, invading women's spaces.
Their actions have received mainstream attention but nobody wants to call them out, and I totally understand. Y'all are afraid they will turn on you.
Will Chill
Will Chill:
"activist want to feel important"
J Scott Scott
J Scott Scott:
JK new book is “Looking for Mrs. Goodbar.” Coming to Netflix soon.
CuRsEd GaMeR
CuRsEd GaMeR:
The lgbtq community is just being salty and can’t handle the truth
Rob Tierney
Rob Tierney:
Think you're the fairest person I've heard so far, talking about Rowling stuff... I mean, you're def not that Jezebel conspiracy theory thing.
Amanda Amanda
Amanda Amanda:
Everyone is obsessed with what’s in their pants like that’s what and who they are ... what a pathetic world . Lame no wonder we haven’t been invaded(*Edit adding context to the word invaded like aliens 👽... ufo 🛸)some of us have “kitty” hats on their hat racks
Hello all my beautiful people!!
Daniel R
Daniel R:
I went to the hospital and was forced to tick "cis male". I didn't even know what it ment at first untill they explained. I want to tick "male" but it didn't even exist and they forced me. I don't want to be forced to lable myself undersomeones category.
Why sad over one thing when you have millions of other reasons to be happy?

-The Shades
Hellur Goodbur
Hellur Goodbur:
Honestly I'm so confused. Society is making gender and sex so complicated 🤦🏻‍♀️
Oz Chase
Oz Chase:
“I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.”
Andy Starfish
Andy Starfish:
Hears vancouver "yyyoooooo where is this happening!! Kits,Richmond, down town?! Lets go!! "
Covid got me inside to the point i dont even know my own back yard news.
This billboard is super close to my house. So weird seeing that street on IO!
Kris B
Kris B:
To me it sounded like maybe trans women or trans men should have a different label because woman is taken
Celeste Thompson
Celeste Thompson:
Sex and gender are not the same. Sex is biological, gender is sociological.
Slowly the stars are coming out of their shells, damn wat has quarantine done to the stars?. 😬
Marcello Basso
Marcello Basso:

Did... did I just hear that right???
Michael Shart
Michael Shart:
Complete nonsense. JK Rowling is the greatest woman of all time. No man will ever take that throne.
Rui Busto
Rui Busto:
Too many Crazy Liberals in the world kinda explains this controversy good enough...
Comics Book Awesomeness
Comics Book Awesomeness:
When you give them an apple, they will take a bucket of apples
If you transition, you’ll never have the internal sex organs of that sex...why do people get offended by that?!
Savannah Powell
Savannah Powell:
omg one of first viewer