In case you missed it, J.K. Rowling is still refusing to back down after tweeting out some anti-trans comments. Interestingly, GLAAD has just revealed that they have tried to reach out to the Harry Potter author but she is not interested in clarifying her tweets.
Anthony Ramos, GLAAD’s head of celebrity talent, recently told Variety that LGBTQ organizations are trying to reach Rowling but she does not want to do the meetings.
"J.K. Rowling proactively spreads misinformation and has refused conversations with LGBTQ leaders who merely want to have a dialogue and let her know the negative impact that these tweets have," Ramos said. This has led to GLAAD having to call on companies she works with to respond instead.
"A generation raised on J.K.’s own books about embracing differences is now making their voices loud and clear and if she refuses dialogue, then companies that partner with her should tell the community where they stand," Ramos continued. "Studios, networks, and brands affiliated with J.K. Rowling owe it to their transgender employees and consumers to speak out against her inaccurate and hurtful comments."
It was previously reported that Warner Bros. has already issued a statement about the tweets and confirmed that they support transgender rights. Additionally, all three lead stars of the Harry Potter films have commented on the issue. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have all stated that they support transgender rights unlike Rowling.
"I've never felt as shouted down, ignored, and targeted as a lesbian *within* our supposed GLBT community as I have over the past couple of years." https://t.co/9tmEEydPIr— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
Rowling has not yet made a formal comment about the issue but had recently shared an essay reinforcing her stance on biological sex.