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JK Rowling says her royalty cheques help her sleep after she's asked about losing fans
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JK Rowling says her royalty cheques help her sleep after she's asked about losing fans

The Harry Potter author hit back at one social media user.

JK Rowling has clapped back at a Twitter user who tweeted asking 'how she sleeps at night'.

The Harry Potter author - who has been criticised in recent years for making what some people believe to be transphobic comments - hit back at the social media user after they questioned her over her fanbase.

“How do you sleep at night knowing you’ve lost a whole audience from buying your books?” the Twitter user asked.

Rowling - who has an estimated worth of £820 million - swiftly clapped back at the user, explaining she has no problem with sleep.

“I read my most recent royalty cheques and find the pain goes away pretty quickly,” she wrote.

The Harry Potter creator swiftly clapped back at the user questioning her morals.

Followers were divided over the response, with many praising Rowling for her work while others were less than impressed.

One person wrote: "My A* English grade was 100 percent achieved through my love of reading Harry Potter from when it was first released.

"Growing up and being a similar age with the releases was so wonderful... it definitely sparked my love of literature!"

While another said: "I have to say that you deserve every penny you receive.

"My nephew, like many boys, was struggling in his English classes but after discovering (and devouring!) your books he obtained a solid pass and has never looked back having obtained a GCSE that every child needs to progress."

And a third added: "My daughter, Chloe, who has down syndrome, has always struggled with comprehension while reading... until I introduced her to Harry Potter! She's just COMPLETED The philosopher's stone and was able to tell me something from each chapter! For this I will be forever grateful to you."

Others struggled to support Rowling, however, following comments she made in 2020 about the sexes and transgender women.

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction," she said at the time.

Fans were divided over the tweet.
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“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.”

Following the comments, Rowling faced immediate backlash and was accused of spreading dangerous, transphobic views.

Harry Potter stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, and Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne quickly released statements in support of the transgender community.

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Topics: Celebrity, Harry Potter, JK Rowling