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Twitter blocks trans activist’s music video about J.K. Rowling

Twitter has eliminated trans activist and singer Faye Fadem‘s music video which contained a J.Okay. Rowling loss of life menace.

“Notting Hill” actor James Dreyfuss revealed on Twitter that he filed a complaint with the social media platform over an April 1 tweet penned by Fadem directed on the “Harry Potter” writer, 56, who has brought on controversy as of late with reference to her anti-trans views.

Dreyfuss, 53, stated that the video by Fadem, who releases music beneath the identify “Belief Fund Ozu,” included the lyrics “As I kill (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists)” and “J.Okay. I hope you slot in a hearse.” These phrases are in an obvious violation of Twitter’s phrases of service. 

Alongside a screenshot of Twitter’s response, Dreyfuss tweeted on April 2, “Shock, Shock! So, loss of life threats=Good. Saying ‘ladies are ladies’=Unhealthy. @[email protected] Congratulations. You’ve hit all-time low. Search assist.”

Within the photograph, Twitter responded, “After viewing the accessible info, we wish to let you already know that TrustFundOzu hasn’t damaged our security insurance policies.”

Fadem said on April 2 that her video had been faraway from Twitter and wrote to her followers, “This one doing numbers with the transphobes. Getting off twitter for the day.”

Rowling later chimed in on the musician’s video herself, writing: “I’m afraid I can’t give a shout out to everybody promising to homicide me – there are such a lot of of you, and I’m a busy lady – however this one deserves a point out for the nineties rave vibe, @TrustFundOzu.”

Nevertheless, Fadem wasn’t proud of Rowling’s tweet and slammed the British author. “I do know it’s not the purpose, however it is a very tame tweet in comparison with what I and lots of different trans individuals get in our remark sections day-after-day,” she wrote. “Like, this may’t be the worst factor individuals are saying to her.”

Rowling mentioned the controversial music video herself on April 2.
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Fadem has another version of her music video posted on her feed. She captioned it, “Glad I lastly have a video to share each time J.Okay. Rowling posts transphobic bulls— (in the present day).”

Rowling brought on some warmth in 2020 when she fired off a collection of tweets mocking transgender points. She retweeted an international-development group’s article on “international menstrual well being and hygiene.” She then ridiculed the title: “Making a extra equal post-COVID-19 world for individuals who menstruate.”

“Individuals who menstruate,” she mocked. “I’m positive there was a phrase for these individuals. Somebody assist me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

She additionally didn’t seem earlier this yr on HBO Max’s “Harry Potter twentieth Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” particular alongside the remainder of the franchise’s solid — Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.

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