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JK Rowling says David Tennant is part of “gender Taliban” after actor calls trans critics “little whinging fuckers”

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Billy Bragg, who had shared a screenshot of a BBC article reporting Tennant’s recent comments about Kemi Badenoch, the British Minister for Women and Equalities.In May, Badenoch proposed the mandatory implementation of single-sex toilets in public spaces across Britain, claiming it contributes to “ending the rise of so-called gender-neutral mixed sex toilet spaces”, as reported by BBC.

The proposal has since been heavily criticised by transgender rights groups, who argue that gender-neutral toilet spaces help protect trans people from discrimination.The night before (June 25), Tennant was present at the British LGBT Awards to accept the LGBT+ Celebrity Ally award.

During his speech, he addressed Badenoch, saying: “I don’t wish ill of her, I just wish her to shut up.” Since then, Badenoch fired back in a tweet criticising Tennant as a “rich, lefty, white male celebrity so blinded by ideology.”In her Bragg quote-tweet, Rowling lamented that such comments like Tennant’s are “the utterances of the Gender Taliban” and that they “receive special dispensation for they are a holy caste.”But the utterances of the Gender Taliban receive special dispensation, for they are a holy caste.

https://t.co/LvaD7M8NO0— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2024In a tweet published yesterday (June 28), the Harry Potter author shared a screenshot of a quote by Tennant, taken from an interview he did at the British LGBT Awards red carpet.

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