Aside from the fact that she’s the sole creator of one of the world’s most beloved book series, we have many reasons to adore J.K. Rowling. The multi-award-winning author has been known to use her impressive Twitter following of over 8 million fans to advocate for social justice especially in the LGBT community and we couldn’t respect her more for it.
A recent article published by the Daily Mail made the deplorable mistake of using the phrase “openly gay” as a slur in their headline. Rowling, amongst other readers, were not willing to let this bullshit slide.
The Daily Mail article was in response to a decision from the high court that could delay Brexit.
According to Buzzfeed News, the headline for the article was used to describe one of the judges who ruled that Theresa May requires the approval of parliament before she can begin the formal process to leave the EU. Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail was fairly pissed off about this further push-back surrounding Brexit
The well-known publication then caused an uproar by using the term “openly gay” as an insult in an inexcusably ignorant headline for the story.
Like, really? What in the actual fuck does that even have to do with the court decision? Nothing, literally nothing.
They did eventually change the headline, but not before it offended several people.
Fortunately, J.K. Rowling was quick to shut down this heinous headline in the best possible way.
You tell ’em, Rowling.
Preach girl preach!
Of course, this isn’t the first time Rowling’s stepped up to bat for the LGBT community.
Like when one fan was confused about Dumbledore’s sexual orientation so she inquired on Twitter “why” the character was gay, because she “couldn’t see him that way,” and Rowling responded in a spectacular fashion.
Or the time that another fan asked if there would be LGBT students at a modern Hogwarts and Rowling posted this amazing response.