JK Rowling Has A New Book With A Canceled Artist As A Murder Victim

In the novel, the artist Edie Ledwell is killed in a coordinated effort by Social Justice Warriors.

Known supporter of transphobes and no longer beloved author JK Rowling has written a new detective novel where the murder victim is canceled for, you guessed it, transphobia.

JK Rowling is mostly known these days for being a loud and proud transphobe. But when she isn’t clogging up Twitter with her bigoted opinions she thinly veils in feminist rhetoric, she’s still publishing books under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.

It’s worth noting that the name Rowling picked for her pseudonym is shared by the late psychiatrist Robert Galbraith Heath. As a psychiatrist in the 1970s, Heath claimed he cured a man of homosexuality using DBS, AKA electrotherapy and has been called the father of modern conversion therapy.

Making her pseudo-namesake proud, the books Rowling has published as Robert Galbraith have been controversial in their depictions of queer and trans people. In Rowling/Galbraith’s 2020 novel, Troubled Blood, a male antagonist dressed as a woman so he could kill women. The book was slammed by critics and trans advocates for its harmful and derogatory allusions to trans women.

Now, Galbraith/Rowling is airing her condescending grievances through mediocre crime fiction once more. Her new book, The Ink Black Heartcenters on the murder of a popular YouTuber and cartoonist, Edie Ledwell.

Why was Ladwell killed, you may ask? Well, you see, Edie Ladwell was doxxed after her popular cartoon of a “hermaphrodite worm” was suddenly deemed racist, ableist and transphobic by “Social Justice Warriors” (a coordinated group akin to vigilantes in the novel). The character is found dead in a cemetery.

Junkee has not reviewed the book. However, according to the publication Them, Ledwell is “doxxed with photos of her home plastered on the internet” and “subjected to death and rape threats for having an opinion”. Both of these happened to Rowling in real life, after she persistently shared and trivialized her transphobic views, much like she does in the new novel. However, whether she was doxxed is debatable, as her home is a heritage-listed residency.

On the Graham Norton show, Rowling assured audiences that her new book was not autobiographical. “I should make it really clear after some of the things that have happened the last year that this is not depicting [that],” she said. To which I can only say: sure, Jo!

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