Harry Potter author and woman who “has many trans friends”, JK Rowling, has confirmed in an interview today that, despite there being zero mention of it in seven books, the character of Dumbledore was actually a massive Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist (or TERF) the whole time.
The multi-millionaire writer and public figure has been mired in controversy in recent weeks after she was criticised for making several anti-trans comments in a blog post on her website.
Rowling has vehemently denied accusations of being “anti-trans”, insisting that she simply doesn’t think their life experiences are valid or deserving of respect.
“People are saying that I’ve betrayed them somehow, but the truth is, I’ve always been consistent,” explained Rowling in an interview this morning.
“For example, if you read the Harry Potter books closely, you’ll see that Dumbledore actually hated trans people.
“For example, in Goblet of Fire, he says ‘You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be’. That’s clearly Dumbledore indicating he thinks people should stay the gender they were born with, no matter what.
“Or when, in the Deathly Hallows, he says ‘Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it’. Obviously, that’s a reference to how we should all be insulting trans people by questioning their right to exist.”
Despite the revelation, Rowling once again confirmed that she herself was not a TERF, as she has repeatedly been accused of being.
“Obviously, I don’t believe any of this myself. Especially all that stuff about how words can have a lasting impact, especially when they come from people who have a large platform, fuck that.”