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JK Rowling issues apology after tweet goes wrong

Recently, while giving a shout out to a child, she added another unconnected bit in the tweet, which she later deleted and followed up with an apology.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2020 7:19:30 pm
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JK Rowling recently shared that her new book, The Ickabog is available online for readers.  She had also further requested children to illustrate for it and keeping her word, has been sharing their efforts. However, recently while giving a shout out to a child, she added another unconnected bit in the tweet, which she later deleted and followed up with an apology.

A report from The Independent states that sharing one of the illustrations, the author wrote, “I love this truly fabulous Ickabog, with its bat ears, mismatched eyes, and terrifying bloodstained teeth! In court, Wolf claimed the Facebook post in which he’d said he wanted to ‘f**** up some TERFs’ was just ‘bravado’. #TheIckabog.”

She was soon criticised for the words and also pulled up for misgendering Tara Wolf, a transwoman who was referred to as a man. To put it in context, Wolf was convicted of assaulting Maria Maclachlan, a radical feminist in London, 2017 during a protest.

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