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Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf slams JK Rowling as ‘dangerous’

Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf slams JK Rowling as ‘dangerous’ and a ‘threat to LGBT people’ in row over the author’s latest tweets

  • Munroe Bergdorf slammed JK Rowling as ‘dangerous’ and ‘threat to LGBT people’
  • Rowling called hormone therapy and surgery ‘a new kind of conversion therapy’
  • Her controversial statements were backed by Baroness Emma Nicholson

Transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf slammed JK Rowling as ‘dangerous’ and a ‘threat to LGBT people’ in a row over the authors latest controversial tweets.

The Harry Potter creator today likened hormone therapy and surgery for transgender young people to ‘a new kind of conversion therapy’.

Her statements were backed by Baroness Emma Nicholson – who is embroiled in a row with Bergdorf over allegations that the Tory peer bullied her – who dubbed Rowling ‘the very bravest of women’. 

But Bergdorf was quick to slam the author’s statement and wrote: ‘Mark my words. JK Rowling is dangerous and poses threat to LGBT people. 

Bergdorf (pictured) called Rowling 'dangerous' and a 'threat to LGBT people'

Transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf (right) slammed JK Rowling (left) as ‘dangerous’ and a ‘threat to LGBT people’ in a row over the authors latest controversial tweets

The Harry Potter creator today likened hormone therapy and surgery for transgender young people to 'a new kind of conversion therapy'

The Harry Potter creator today likened hormone therapy and surgery for transgender young people to ‘a new kind of conversion therapy’ 

‘Trans healthcare is not conversion therapy. This is INSANE.’

In a separate Tweet she added: ‘JK Rowling is not a scientist. She is not a doctor. She is not an expert on gender. She is not a supporter of our community. 

‘She is a billionaire, cisgender, heterosexual, white woman who has decided that she knows what is best for us and our bodies. This is not her fight.’

Bergdorf was quick to slam the author's statement and wrote: 'Mark my words. JK Rowling is dangerous and poses threat to LGBT people

Bergdorf was quick to slam the author’s statement and wrote: ‘Mark my words. JK Rowling is dangerous and poses threat to LGBT people

She also called the author an ‘enemy of progress’ and branded her comments ‘evil’. 

Rowling sparked fury last month when she reacted to an online article titled: ‘Opinion: Creating a more equal post COVID-19 world for people who menstruate’. 

She tweeted her 14.5 million followers: ‘People who menstruate. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’ 

Then in her 4,000 word essay she detailed her research and beliefs on transgender issues, including examples of where she thought demands by transgender activists were dangerous to women – which was widely criticized by LGBTQ advocacy groups as divisive and transphobic. 

Her statements were backed by Baroness Emma Nicholson (pictured with Rowling in 2007) - who is embroiled in a row with Bergdorf over allegations that the Tory peer bullied her - who dubbed Rowling 'the very bravest of women'

Her statements were backed by Baroness Emma Nicholson (pictured with Rowling in 2007) – who is embroiled in a row with Bergdorf over allegations that the Tory peer bullied her – who dubbed Rowling ‘the very bravest of women’ 

She again faced backlash today after liking a tweet which stated: ‘Hormone prescriptions are the new antidepressants.

‘Yes they are sometimes necesary and lifesaving, but they should be a last resort – not the first option.

‘Pure laziness for those who would rather medicate than put in the time and effort to heal people’s minds.’

Following backlash, the author took to Twitter to clarify her thoughts.

In a separate Tweet Bergdorf (pictured) added: 'JK Rowling is not a scientist. She is not a doctor. She is not an expert on gender. She is not a supporter of our community'

In a separate Tweet Bergdorf (pictured) added: ‘JK Rowling is not a scientist. She is not a doctor. She is not an expert on gender. She is not a supporter of our community’

She wrote: ‘Many health professionals are concerned that young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery when this may not be in their best interests.

‘Many, myself included, believe we are watching a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people, who are being set on a lifelong path of medicalisation that may result in the loss of their fertility and/or full sexual function.

She went on to cite articles discussing the long-term effects of both antidepressants and hormone therapies.

She added: ‘None of that may trouble you or disturb your belief in your own righteousness. But if so, I can’t pretend I care much about your bad opinion of me.’  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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