Guardian writer says ‘wife beating’ isn’t as bad as mainstream gender views of JK Rowling
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An article in The Guardian on Friday said allegations that the main stars of the Fantastic Beasts franchise were getting violent “feel like a small beer” compared to author JK Rowling’s insistence that biological sex was a reality.
In the eyebrow-raising passage, writer Ryan Gilbey appeared more disturbed by the drama surrounding Rowling’s gender statements than allegations that actor Johnny Depp beat his wife and actor Ezra Miller assaulting women. people.
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Gilbey described how series star Depp ‘was asked to leave by Warner Bros after losing his libel case against the Sun newspaper, which branded him a ‘woman drummer’ following accusations of violence servant brought against him by his ex-wife Amber Heard.”
Additionally, he recounted how fellow Fantastic Beast actor Miller “was filmed grabbing a woman by the throat in a Reykjavik bar” two years ago, and just “last week the actor was arrested for disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar in Hawaii; reports from the same night allege that Miller broke into a private residence and threatened the couple who lived there.”
However, in the next paragraph, Gilbey claimed that these assault allegations were “small” compared to Rowling not being politically correct enough for the LGBTQ community.
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The Guardian author wrote: “It all seems like a small beer compared to the controversy that has swirled around Rowling in recent years, since a lengthy essay she wrote about her critical gender feminism put center stage on trans rights.”
British journalist Sarah Ditum noticed the line and tweeted: “So according to the Guardian here: ‘wife-beating’ and smothering women in public is ‘small beer’ compared to JK Rowling who writes with precision about the law, biology and his own victimization.”
After further backlash, The Guardian added a note saying, “This article was edited on April 8, 2022 to rephrase a sentence that seemed to inadvertently downplay the actions of Depp and Miller.”
Instead of reading, “It all seems like a small beer compared to the controversy that has swirled around Rowling over the past few years,” the revised article now states, “It all happened alongside the controversy that swirled around Rowling over the past few years.”
Author and former New York Magazine writer Jesse Singal understood that The Guardian had updated the article to remove Gilbey’s original comparison.
Singal tweeted, “They later edited the sentence, but if you ever needed a preposterous example of where we are on this stuff…It’s absolutely insane.”
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Rowling has courted controversy in recent years with LGBTQ activists, fans and even mainline stars Harry Potter film series, for insisting that femininity is tied to biology.