J.K. Rowling returning human rights award after being called out for ‘transphobic’ statements

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2020
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling says she is returning an award from a human rights group linked to the Kennedy family after the president of the organization criticized her comments about transgender issues.

Rowling’s decision comes after Kerry Kennedy, the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the late senator’s daughter, published a statement expressing her “profound disappointment” with the author’s comments.

“The statement incorrectly implied that I was transphobic, and that I am responsible for harm to trans people,” Rowling said on her website.

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