J.K. Rowling issued a perfect response to one online critic who asked her how she slept at night.
The billionaire best-selling author has become a controversial figure in popular culture because she has refused to accept the trans agenda as many other liberal celebrities readily have. Her refusal to do so has earned her the label of “TERF,” trans-exclusionary radical feminist, despite her progressive views on nearly every other topic.
Many “Harry Potter” fans have expressed confliction about continuing to support Rowling, given her open criticism of trans efforts and activism. However, despite damage to her public reputation, the British novelist has very few financial woes.
Her opinions prompted one detractor to ask on Twitter, “How do you sleep at night knowing you’ve lost a whole audience from buying your books.”
Rowling’s comeback was simple and devastating: “I read my most recent royalty cheques and find the pain goes away pretty quickly.”
Many comments in response were supportive of fans, some of whom agree with her views and others who don’t let their disagreements stop them from enjoying the series.
“My A* English grade was 100% achieved through my love of reading Harry Potter from when it was first released. Growing up and being a similar age with the releases was so wonderful,” one follower shared. “It definitely sparked my love of literature!”
“You’ve made my day,” Rowling replied.
“I have to say that you deserve every penny you receive,” another fan wrote. “My nephew, like many boys, was struggling in his English classes but after discovering (and devouring!) your books he obtained a solid pass and has never looked back having obtained a GCSE that every child needs to progress.”
“That’s genuinely the most amazing thing I could ever hear. Send him massive love from me!” the “Harry Potter” creator shared.
Rowling has previously slammed critics who claimed she was right wing simply for questioning the trans agenda. “I say this as someone who’s been on the liberal left all her adult life: own goals don’t come any more spectacular than ‘if you care about child safeguarding you must be right wing,’” Rowling tweeted at the time.
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