Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf has labelled author JK Rowling‘s views as “dangerous” and “a threat to LGBT people”.
In the latest development in a fiery argument over JK’s – Joanne’s – alleged transphobia, Bergdorf took aim at the Harry Potter writer over what the model calls “trans healthcare”.
It comes after Rowling was recently met with accusations of transphobia after taking issue with a headline on an article discussing “people who menstruate.”
A backlash ensued, Rowling addressing the controversy in a lengthy essay in which she laid out her beliefs.
Rowling took to Twitter this afternoon to slam misrepresentations of her views surrounding mental health medication.
Sharing a long Twitter thread, Rowling also expressed concern over “a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people” in reference to transitional hormone treatments and surgery.
She wrote: “I’ve written and spoken about my own mental health challenges, which include OCD, depression and anxiety.
“I did so recently in my essay ‘TERF Wars’. I’ve taken anti-depressants in the past and they helped me.
“Many health professionals are concerned that young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery when this may not be in their best interests.
“Many, myself included, believe we are watching a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people who are being set on a lifelong path of medicalisation that may result in the loss of their fertility and/or full sexual function.”
Bergdorf replied: “Didn’t take her long…
“Mark my words. J.K. Rowling is dangerous and poses threat to LGBT people.
“Trans healthcare is not conversion therapy.
“This is INSANE.”
Mirror Online has contacted J.K. Rowling’s reps for comment on Bergdorf’s tweet.
Following on from the debate sparked by her opinions on the “people who menstruate” article, Rowling shared tweets explained her reasoning.
Last month, Rowling wrote: “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.
“I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.
“The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women – ie, to male violence – ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences – is a nonsense.
“I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them.
“I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans.
“At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”