Posted on 06/22/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The literary agency that represents J.K. Rowling has lost four clients in the aftermath of her controversial remarks about transgendered people.
Fox Fisher, Drew Davies, and Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir condemned the Blair Partnership for not publicly reaffirming its “commitment to transgender rights and equality,” reports the Guardian.
A fourth author also left but wished to remain anonymous.
The Blair Partnership issued a statement in response that said it supports “equality and inclusivity” but also believes in authors’ right to freely express themselves.
Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series and its various tie-ins, has drawn considerable criticism for recent tweets that seem to dismiss the legitimacy of trangendered people.
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