The Evening Standard

JK Rowling deletes tweet praising Stephen King after he says ‘trans women are women’

June 29, 2020

JK Rowling appears to have deleted a tweet praising fellow author Stephen King after he shared his support for trans women.

The writer of the Harry Potter franchise, 54, has found herself at the centre of a row around transgender rights following tweets about an article on menstruation.

After facing criticism online, Rowling penned a lengthy blog post in which she spoke about being a survivor of domestic abuse.