August 28, 2020

JK Rowling returns award over trans comments criticism

London (AFP) – “Harry Potter” creator JK Rowling said on Friday she would give back an award presented by the US Kennedy family after one of its members criticised her views on gender issues.The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation gave Rowling its Ripple of Hope honour last year.But the group’s president, Kerry Kennedy, said this month the British writer’s outspoken views on gender “diminished the identity” of trans people.”Kerry Kennedy recently felt it necessary to publish a statement denouncing my views,” Rowling said in a statement on her website.  “The statement incorrectly implie…


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