July 13, 2020
An imprint of JK Rowling’s handprints in her home town of Edinburgh have been splattered with red paint amid accusations of transphobia.
jk rowling's handprints completely ruined with red paint and with a trans flag planted in the corner. this is modern art pic.twitter.com/UsS0RRkw8e
— victoire (@siriusclaw) July 12, 2020
The handprints, which were installed outside of Edinburgh City Chambers in 2008, have been targeted with blood-like paint following backlash against comments made by Rowling.
Images of the usually gilded prints now splattered red were shared to social media by trans activists, with a transgender rights flag placed nearby.
Rowling’s recent comments, such as suggesting that gender transition hormones are a ‘new kind of conversion therapy’, have been denounced as ‘homophobic’ and ‘transphobic’.
The term TERF, which stands for ‘trans-exclusionary radical feminist’, has also been linked to Rowling amid a furious row over transgender issues throughout the past month.
This article was posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 at 3:50 am