Eddie Redmayne condemns ‘vitriol’ aimed at JK Rowling after her trans rights comments | Film- Tempemail

Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne has said he is alarmed by the “vitriol” aimed at Harry Potter author JK Rowling after her comments on trans rights, adding the reaction on social media was “absolutely disgusting”. Redmayne was speaking to the Daily Mail during the shoot of the third Fantastic Beasts Continue Reading

Making a demon of JK Rowling is a wretched sport, born of misogyny and resentment | Catherine Bennett | Opinion- Tempemail

The most powerful way to attack a book, Salman Rushdie writes in his memoir, Joseph Anton, “is to demonise its author, to turn him into a creature of base motives and evil intentions”. The same thing, it turns out, can be said of a “her”. Now that Twitter content doubles Continue Reading

Why I won’t be joining the angry mob threatening to boycott JK Rowling over trans comments- Tempemail

Banned in five countries! The lewdest, crudest movie you’ll ever see! The book that had people spontaneously fainting during live readings! From Lady Chatterley’s Lover to Palahniuk’s Haunted, writers and movie producers have long relied on the appeal of controversy to sell their creations.   In the 1980s it was Continue Reading

Jameela Jamil says celebrity cancel culture is ‘pointless waste of time’ amid JK Rowling criticism- Tempemail

Jameela Jamil has said cancel culture is a “pointless waste of time” and called on powerful celebrities to accept criticism. Speaking to Laura Whitmore on BBC Radio 5 Live, the Good Place star discussed her thoughts on social media, including its ability to encourage activism and how she copes with Continue Reading

JK Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter | Books- Tempemail

JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are among the signatories to a controversial open letter warning that the spread of “censoriousness” is leading to “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”. Rowling, whose beliefs on transgender rights have recently seen scores of Harry Continue Reading