JK Rowling received death threats for supporting writer Salman Rushdie

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling received death threats for speaking out in support of author Salman Rushdie. This was reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Rushdie is a British writer of Indian origin. His 1988 novel The Satanic Verses was heavily criticized by the Muslim community, and the author himself was sentenced to death in absentia in Iran, and a reward was also announced for his murder. On August 12, Rushdie was attacked by a Lebanese man during a lecture in New York, inflicting several serious stab wounds.

Rowling wished Rushdie well in a tweet, in response, an unknown person wrote that she would be next. The police have launched an investigation into the matter. Warner Bros. Discovery condemned the threats against the writer.

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Rowling was previously harassed for her tweet, where she made fun of the phrase “people who menstruate.” The writer stated that earlier the word “woman” was used for this. Transgender people and their advocates have said that in today’s world such language is offensive to many people.

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