J.K. Rowling
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J.K. Rowling stirred further controversy when she shared a message on Mother's Day, observed on Sunday, March 10 in the UK.

The Harry Potter author faced backlash for what seemed like trolling trans activists and inclusive language in her social media post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

"Happy Birthing Parent Day to all whose large gametes were fertilized resulting in small humans whose sex was assigned by doctors making mostly lucky guesses," Rowling posted.


This isn't the first time Rowling has been criticized for her stance on inclusive language.

Despite the criticism of mocking people, Rowling maintained her position and posted an update with a sarcastic tone.


"Devastated and bewildered that my embrace of inclusive language has angered its most enthusiastic devotees," Rowling shared, followed by, "So let’s just say: Happy Mother’s Day to all females who’ve raised children."


Rowling's post comes after UK television personality India Willoughby reported the author to the police over alleged transphobic comments.

Willoughby, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2015, accuses Rowling of intentionally misgendering her.


In response, Rowling fired back in a series of posts, mentioning that her lawyers suggested Willoughby's "obsessive targeting of me over the past few years may meet the legal threshold for harassment."

Rowling decided to ignore the advice, expressing her belief that Willoughby is a "classic example of the male narcissist who lives in a state of perpetual rage that he can’t compel women to take him at his own valuation."


Rowling has been in several controversies over the years especially concerning trans topics.

Her outspoken opinions have led to disagreements with Harry Potter film stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, who advocate for the perspective that "trans women are women."

This stance has also sparked a harsh backlash from individuals who were once supporters.