Trans author Gretchen Felker Martin said she wanted to slit JK

Trans author Gretchen Felker-Martin said she wanted to slit JK Rowling’s throat in a since-deleted tweet


February 18, 2023 | 1:00 pm

JK Rowling is being attacked by trans horror author Gretchen Felker-Martin, who earlier this week threatened Harry Potter author JK Rowling in a since-deleted tweet. Getty Images

A well-known transgender horror writer who was among the signatories to a letter denouncing the New York Times’ “biased” reporting of transgender issues has said she wants to cut JK Rowling’s throat.

Gretchen Felker-Martin called several writers she said are transphobic on February 12, including Harry Potter author Rowling.

“If they all had a throat man,” she added in the now-deleted tweet.

Popular transgender horror writer Gretchen Felker-Martin said she intended to slit JK Rowling’s throat earlier this week in a since-deleted tweet. Instagram/@gretchenfelkermartin

Felker-Martin came under fire last year after writing a self-confessed “depraved psychosexual horror show” in which Rowling is burned alive in her home.

Her debut novel, Manhunt, follows two trans women as they “try to survive in a world ravaged by a plague that will turn anyone with enough testosterone in their system into a screaming monstrosity.”

They are at war with “TERFs,” the derogatory acronym for so-called trans-exclusionary radical feminists — including the “Knights of JK Rowling.”

JK Rowling is attacked by trans horror writer Gretchen Felker-Martin, who calls her transphobic. Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Felker-Martin previously condemned the murder of British transgender teenager Brianna Ghey, 16, and implied that Rowling and others had fueled the violence that led to the murder, the Chron reported.

Police still have no motive in the case, but two 15-year-olds have been arrested.

Journalist Jesse Singal, also named in Felker-Martin’s tweet, criticized the author’s death threat and said he didn’t understand why she was allowed to tweet about such violence.

“If you’re seen as a member of the ‘wrong’ team and if you quote and retweet one thing just a little bit too scathingly, that’s considered ‘harassment.’ But the ‘good’ people — the ‘be nice’ crowd — can threaten and harass you and tell you to kill yourself forever, and that’s all good.” he tweeted.

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Felker-Martin’s tweet came just before she joined 180 activists who signed a letter to the Times criticizing its recent coverage of transgender issues. The Times published a column the day after the letter was delivered, further defending Rowling, which further angered activists.

An email that Editor-in-Chief Joseph Kahn and Opinion Editor Kathleen Kingsbury sent to staff on Thursday cautioned those who signed the letter.

“We do not welcome or tolerate the participation of Times journalists in protests organized by interest groups, nor attacks on colleagues on social media and other public forums,” they wrote.

Rowling has become a focal point for trans activists after openly questioning whether trans women should be allowed access to certain women-only spaces such as prisons, domestic violence shelters or sports competitions.

Addressing the backlash on her upcoming The Witch Trials of JK Rowling podcast, she said her comments were “deeply misunderstood.”

“I never wanted to upset anyone. However, I wasn’t uncomfortable getting off my pedestal,” she said.

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