As reported by Swisher Post, JK Rowling received an £18 million payout from her publishing company last year amid the fallout from her transgender rows.
The 57-year-old ‘Harry Potter’ creator – said to be worth around $1 billion (£835 million) – got the windfall as a dividend for shares in her Pottermore company, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday, 4 January 2023.
Accounts seen by the Mail also showed that Pottermore, JK’s digital publishing firm, made a pre-tax profit of £5.7 million on a turnover of £37.8 million in the financial year up to March 2022.
JK said in December 2022 any attempts to “cancel” her over her views have led to an increase in her book sales.
She told writer Suzanne Moore’s ‘Letters from Suzanne’ publication on the Substack publishing subscription site: “The only time I’ve ever made reference to being cancelled, my book sales went up… I do not consider myself cancelled.”
JK recently accused Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon of being a “destroyer of women’s rights” after the politician’s SNP and the Scottish Labour Party backed the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which passed through the Scottish Parliament in December and allows Scots to self-identify their legal gender.
JK was criticised by trolls and transgender campaigners for wearing a T-shirt bearing the “destroyer” message and posted a picture of herself wearing the top online.
She has also been slammed for liking a tweet which referred to trans women as “men in dresses”, and has been hit by online attacks and death threats since she bemoaned in 2020 the loss of references to biological women.
The writer took issue with an online article’s mention of “people who menstruate” by tweeting: “‘People who menstruate’. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Among those who have since hit out at the author over her remarks are ‘Harry Potter’ actors including Daniel Radcliffe, 33, and Emma Watson, 32, as well as Eddie Redmayne, 40, who featured in her ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films.
JK also recently ended up in a war of words with singer Billy Bragg over transgender rights and accused him of using the “Holocaust to attack feminists”.
She claimed “bearded men”, including Billy, 65, and BBC chat show host Graham Norton, 59, is defining what a woman is instead of leaving it to females.
This is great news for conservatives that there is hope of financial prosperity despite their anti-establishment stance on issues especially on abortion and gay rights.
JK Rowling once said that she wouldn’t back down on her anti-transgender rants even if it costs her the fall in revenue of her book sales. At a time when it is the norm to be woke in order to advance one’s economic chances at prosperity, this is highly commendable and she is a worthy role model to the confused youths who have been made so by the left who are hell-bent on making pro-choice zombies out of them for economic benefits either short, mid or long-term.
Rowling has chosen the nobler path of putting conscience above profits and for this she should be widely celebrated as her rare show of courage is worth critically studying especially as her native Scotland recently passed an obnoxious transgender law which I hope will be overturned by Westminster.
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