The smear campaign against British writer J.K. Rowling is enriched by a new incredible chapter. With regard to her – historically feminist, today branded as “homophobic” – there are those who propose this unprecedented strategy: to divulge without problems the Harry Potter saga, but obscuring the author.
The New York Times leads this smear campaign against Rowling, which recently launched a promotional campaign for the benefit of “independent journalism”. The initiative takes the form of ads from four different subscribers, each from a different demographic, all of whom share the commonality of having made The New York Times an integral part of their lives.
In one of these announcements, a certain “Lianna”, perhaps transgender, finds herself unleashing a series of freewheeling thoughts, all under the banner of the politically correct phraseology of our times: “breaking the binary nature [of gender]”, spending a “week in the land of crosswords” and, above all, “imagining Harry Potter without its creator”.
The New York Times is running its own ads in major U.S. cities, including Chicago, Atlanta and Washington DC. It is precisely in the capital that the announcement of the self-styled “Lianna” appeared.
Voice out of the chorus
However, not all readers of the prestigious New York newspaper appreciated the smear campaign. Disagreeing sharply with the announcement is noted writer Joyce Carol Oates, who criticized the newspaper for “shocking condescension.”
It’s been about two years since Rowling distanced herself from the LGBT+ movement, in the belief that the only possible human sexual gender is obviously the biological one. The Harry Potter author had also expressed disapproval of the habit – also LGBT+ branded – of defining women with the periphrasis “menstruating people.”
“I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of gender removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It’s not hate telling the truth,” Rowling had tweeted.
Ostracized by the Hollywood establishment, the writer was then the subject of death threats and even a grotesque sit-in staged in front of her home by three transgender activists, denounced by Rowling herself for having divulged her home address through social media.