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J.K. Rowling’s New Book Is Already Being Called Transphobic Before Hitting Shelves

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The Harry Potter franchise has set author J.K. Rowling in a position of great influence over her millions of readers, and she’s wielded that power a handful of times when it comes to certain political stances. But while many of these instances won her praise, her stance on transgender issues has had many of her former fans labeling her as transphobic.

And J.K.’s new book, which was just announced, has only thrown her further into controversy before it’s even hit the shelves.

J.K. Rowling’s new book has already garnered some controversy.

Since wrapping up the Harry Potter series in 2007, J.K. has shifted her writing from fantasy to mystery, writing under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Her newest installment to her Cormoran Strike detective series, titled Troubled Blood, has been reviewed by The Telegraph — and some readers are raising their eyebrows.

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The novel follows her main character, Cormoran Strike, as he and his partner try to crack the case of a woman who went missing more than 40 years ago. 

“As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly …” the book’s description reads.

But this cold case leads to a cis male serial killer who disguises himself as a woman in an effort to lure victims to their death.

“The meat of the book is the investigation into a cold case: the disappearance of GP Margot Bamborough in 1974, thought to have been a victim of Dennis Creed, a transvestite serial killer,” Jake Kerridge writes for The Telegraph. “One wonders what critics of Rowling’s stance on trans issues will make of a book whose moral seems to be: never trust a man in a dress.”

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J.K. Rowling was previously criticized for transphobic comments.

J.K.’s “critics,” as Jake called them, immediately pointed out that her plotline contributed to the negative stereotypes about the transgender community and drew parallels to her previous transphobic comments.

In December 2019, J.K. made a tweet making it clear she stood in support of Maya Forstater, a British woman who was fired from her job for tweeting that she didn’t believe in changing your sex assigned at birth. 

“Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?” she tweeted, ending the declaration of support with the hashtag #IStandWithMaya.

From there, J.K. was habitually criticized every time she spoke about her beliefs regarding the transgender community, culminating in her writing a letter to explain her defense.

“When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman – and, as I’ve said, gender confirmation certificates may now be granted without any need for surgery or hormones – then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is the simple truth,” she wrote in the letter, citing her personal sexual and domestic violence experiences as part of her reasoning.

In the letter, J.K. had also mentioned she was working on a book “set in the present day, and my fictional female detective is of an age to be interested in, and affected by, these issues herself, but on another, it’s intensely personal.” It’s unclear if the novel she referred to in this letter is Troubled Blood.

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Duane Chapman Says Fiancee Francie Frane ‘Fit Right In’ During 1st Bounty Hunt Together

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Proud husband-to-be! Duane Chapman revealed fiancée Francie Frane impressed him with her intuitive skills when they went on their first bounty hunt together following their engagement. The WGN America alum reflected on the experience in a sneak peek for an upcoming episode of The Dr. Oz Show 

“I know she’s a hunter. Her and her two sons have hunted bow hunt, so they track, they look for things that the prey leaves behind. And so, she’s kind of a natural,” Duane, 67, said in a teaser clip obtained by People on Friday, September 25. 

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Not only did she take action, but she “just fit right in” with the team, the TV personality added. “She started getting leads and writing them down, so there’s more than just tracking and hunting.” Duane said she found her niche in “the investigation behind the investigation … and she’s really, really good at that.” 

Dr. Oz shared his own teaser clip from the Monday, September 28, show, revealing Francie helped Duane make big improvements to his lifestyle. “No swearing, fewer cigarettes and down 20 pounds,” the talk show host wrote in his caption, teasing more of what is to come in the bounty hunter’s latest interview. 

Duane and Francie announced their engagement in May after he popped the question during a candlelit dinner at their Colorado home.

The reality star often credits Francie for helping him cope with the death of his late wife Beth Chapman, who passed away in June 2019 following a cancer battle. They had been together nearly 30 years and Beth was only 51 when she died. Francie also lost her spouse to cancer, so they found comfort in each other.

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In August, Duane opened up about the severe depression he felt in the wake of his longtime love’s death. “I barely remember the first six months,” the Dogs Most Wanted star told RadioTimes.com. “After that, when everything calms down, and people quit calling you, and flowers quit coming to the door and all of a sudden, you’re alone … that’s when it hit me,” he explained. 

Francie and Duane ultimately found love in each other and he made sure to go the extra mile when he purchased her dazzling diamond ring. 

“Francie’s stunning ring features what appears to be an estimated 1.5 to 2-carat cushion or round brilliant diamond surrounded by a cushion-shaped diamond halo,” Kathryn Money, Brilliant Earth’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Retail Expansion, previously speculated in an exclusive statement to In Touch.

Duane and Francie have big wedding plans in store!

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André Leon Talley praises Lizzo’s Vogue cover as ‘progress’

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André Leon Talley is praising Anna Wintour for starting to fix Vogue’s diversity problem following the release of the October cover story on Lizzo.

In recent months, Wintour admitted the issue and confessed to “hurtful and intolerant behavior” at the fashion bible.

Lizzo on the October 2020 cover of Vogue.
Lizzo on the October 2020 cover of Vogue.Hype Williams/Vogue

Talley lashed out at Wintour in his May memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches,” dubbing her a “colonial dame.”

But Friday, he wrote on Instagram: “Proud to see very, very beautiful, stunningly elegant [Lizzo] on Vogue’s current cover.” He added, “Progress is advancing at full supersonic Concorde speed. Dame Anna Wintour made a promise and she kept her word. Her public apology was right on.”

But, he said, “in the years I worked there, under her reign, this cover would have never been published, even if it were a trial.”

He claimed that it would have been killed by the advertising side of the company, hinting that they would have thought it would be off-putting to Vogue readers.

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Netflix, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay Season 2: Everything we know so far

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, Update: This South Korean drama incipiently just a television series is now available for the Netflix subscribers. It takes us down on an emotional road as two lovers find themselves in one another.

This originally TVN network production supposedly had the highest-paid cast starring Kim Soo-Hyun and SeonYe Ji as the leads and the status remains so till now and had a towering success in many countries.

A brief outline of (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay Season 2)

It opens up displaying two different characters both untouched by love in their lives; one – a community health worker at a psychiatric ward and the other -,a known children’s book author and how their roads are intersected and as the story moves forward their lives become intrinsically linked as they come to know about their haunting pasts.

This breezy overwhelming romance seasoned off with its finale on Aug 9, 2020, with the lead characters acknowledging their reciprocation of feelings for each other.

Seo Ye-Ji’s Ko Moon Young was seen publishing a book digressing from her usual dismayed themed narratives and Oh Jung -she’s  Moon Sang Tae took a  dreamy carefree road trip. Assessing how most of the Korean series draws the closing line after one season, this too is treated for such an evaluation.

However, looking at how Ko Moon -young when visited her mother and shared a schmooze giving her a sense of closure might have floored a way for its second season.

Even though no news has announced the series being poised to make S2, a scene that strongly disaffirms its termination after the 1st season was when the trio converged on the same stage was actually the Moon brothers going their separate ways.

Actor Park kyu -Yung playing ‘Nam Ju -el ‘ articulated his working experience with the lead actor Kim Soo-Hyun in an interview’  His energy was truly great. I’ve seen his drama fans even before I debuted and I was worried and nervous about how our teamwork would be. I asked him a lot of things I was curious about and he made working together very comfortably,so I’m thankful’.

The main factor debarring the official shoot of the likely to happen renewal is the global pandemic, incurring an irrevocable loss of the entertainment industry drawing most of its projects a stand. So the K-drama fans might have to wait longer for the arrival of the next season.

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