BAFTA 2022 host takes a brutal dig at JK Rowling after her controversial comments about the transgender community
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Rebel Wilson took aim at JK Rowling as she opened the 2022 BAFTA Awards in London this evening.
The comedian – who has lost 5 stone in the past year – admitted that she “looks different” after losing weight.
Addressing her “transformation,” she quipped: “I hope JK Rowling still approves.”
The best-selling author, 56, has been criticized for controversial comments about the transgender community.
The film begins when Rowling openly shares her opposition to certain transgender terms.
In June 2020, Rowling took to Twitter to share with her 14 million followers that she took issue with the term ‘menstruating’ being used instead of ‘women.’
“I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me. Shame? Are you crazy? Damn it?” Rowling tweeted.
Her posts have been branded ‘transphobic’ by angry fans, and JK hit back at her critics when she asserted, “Don’t hate telling the truth.”
After doubly emphasizing her statement, Rowling added that she respects ‘the right of every transgender person to live in any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them.’
As the fury continued, the author later shared an essay discussing her thoughts on biosexuality.
Rowling said her problems stemmed from being an abuse survivor, which made her concerned about the single sex space.
“I mention these now not to garner sympathy, but out of solidarity with the large number of women of my past who have been derided as trying to because of concerns around single-gender spaces,” she wrote.
Three months later, the controversy resurfaced when it was revealed that the villain in Rowling’s latest book The Troubled Bloodline, was a male serial killer who wore a woman’s coat and wig. women when killing his victims.
Rowling, who released the crime fiction novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, was again criticized for accusations of agoraphobia.
Among the controversial ones are some of Harry Potter’s biggest stars.
The leading trio Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson all voiced opposition to Rowling’s views as well as Fantastic Beats star Eddie Redmayne.
The legendary cast returned together in the Return To Hogwarts special – which included stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint – while Rowling made only a brief appearance after the rampage.
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