Police investigating JK Rowling death threat after trans activist urged Twitter users to send bomb to author’s home
The offensive tweet included a picture of the Harry Potter creator, her family’s address, an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook.
Ms Rowling shared a screenshot of the June 14 threat on Friday, complaining that the activist’s Twitter account had been active for several weeks. She added: ‘The account remains active, naturally.’
The account, featuring the transgender flag, had also tweeted the day before that feminist writers such as campaigner Julie Bindel should ‘keeeelllll’ themselves.
JK Rowling tweeted out how a trans activist on twitter tweeted a picture of her family’s address and an image of a pipe bomb and the cover of a bomb-making handbook
The tweet in question remain online for hours despite it violating Twitter’s terms of services
Last night, a Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ‘Officers are carrying out enquiries.’
Fiona McAnena of campaign group Fair Play For Women told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The fact that people can make death threats publicly without worry is a telling indictment.’
Yesterday, the abusive profile was finally deleted for violating Twitter rules.
In 2020, Ms Rowling tweeted that she objected to the phrase ‘people who menstruate’ because it avoided the word ‘women’.
#IStandWith JKRowling was trending on Twitter last night. Ms Rowling’s representatives declined to comment.