Famous People Rally Around JKR Because Death Threats
- 2020-09-27 Writers and actors including Ian McEwan and Griff Rhys Jones rally around JK Rowling amid onslaught of social media abuse and deaths threats over 'transphobia' row
- Nina Paley: "Because the Sunday Times is behind a #@$%! paywall/subwall, here’s a Daily Mail link that reprints the open letter defending JK Rowling that ran in the Times today. I am super proud to be a signatory to this!"
Confirmed that JKR has received death threats. Ugh.
That said, receiving death threats doesn't mean you're right; it just means that any movement is going to contain, or be used as cover by, assholes... and if you make people fear for their livelihoods by threatening their rights and inciting hatred of them, you're likely to get some of them lashing out verbally.
This bit of the letter, though --
Rowling has consistently shown herself to be an honourable and compassionate person...
-- is quite untrue. JKR has misrepresented both her own actions and those who oppose them, as well as numerous facts around the issue. These are not the actions of an honourable person.