While the writer has been under scrutiny by trans activists since 2019, this week she revealed that things have escalated into death threats.
On Monday, Rowling, 55, retweeted a threat from a since-deleted Twitter account that said, “I wish you a very nice pipebomb in mailbox.”
“To be fair, when you can’t get a woman sacked, arrested or dropped by her publisher, and cancelling her only made her book sales go up, there’s really only one place to go,” she wrote.
When a user asked if the threat was, in part, because of comments she made about the trans community, Rowling confirmed “yes.”
“Hundreds of trans activists have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate and bomb me,” she said, saying that she’s since “realised that this movement poses no risk to women whatsoever.”