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People are imagining J.K. Rowling’s reaction to Elliot Page coming out as trans & it is hilarious

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Elliot Page came out earlier this week and celebrities all over the world congratulated him. But some people were wondering… what happened to J.K. Rowling?

The Harry Potter author spent a good part of this year railing against transgender people on Twitter, but she hasn’t tweeted at all for weeks. Her last tweet from her usually active account was posted on November 10.

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So people wrote jokes instead. Here are just a few scenarios people imagined about how Rowling reacted to an Oscar-nominated actor living his truth.

While some people are delving into some gallows humor, it’s important to remember that Rowling’s transphobia may have hurt a lot of people in her home country as she has been tweeting anti-transgender sentiment to 14 million people, many of whom probably don’t know much about transgender people other than what they read on the internet.

Earlier this week, the U.K.’s High Court ruled that minors cannot properly consent to puberty blockers, which need to be taken as a minor in order to block puberty to give a transgender person and their family and doctors more time to decide how to proceed.

The court was apparently worried about possible effects of the reversible course of treatment, even though any young person who stops taking puberty blockers will just go through puberty. Later in the decision, the court was also concerned that most young trans people who use puberty blockers will later undergo hormone replacement therapy, implying that puberty blockers are somehow turning young people transgender.

While the effect of Rowling’s rhetoric on the court decision can’t be known, Rowling has used her enormous platform to fearmonger specifically about transgender youth and puberty blockers.