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JK Rowling hits back at Vladimir Putin after he dragged him to the line for ‘cancelling Russian culture’

JK Rowling has responded to Vladimir Putin after the Russian president cited the Harry Potter author during a rant about canceled culture.

She said that “Western Cancellation culture is probably not criticized by those who are currently killing civilians”.

Rowling also referred to an article about jailed anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, and targeted the Russian president for “jailing and poisoning critics”.

Earlier, he said that the author was canceled “Just because it did not meet the demands of gender rights”.

He continued: “They are now trying to annihilate our country. I am talking about the progressive discrimination of everything with Russia.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Attends A Meeting With Officials And Cultural Activists, Including Young Holders Of Awards For Cultural Achievements, Via A Video Link In Moscow, Russia March 25, 2022.  Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentev/Kremlin Via Reuters Attention Editors - This Image Was Provided By A Third Party.
Vladimir Putin took part in a virtual meeting with officials and cultural activists

During a televised meeting with cultural figures, the leader also claimed that there was a campaign against Russian musicians, including Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff.

He was referring to the cancellation of Russian music programs in some Western countries since his invasion of Ukraine.

“Today they are trying to cancel the whole millennial culture – our people,” remarked Mr. Putin.

“They are banning Russian authors and books.”

He likened a “cancelled culture” to the Nazis trying to burn books in the 1930s.

“We remember the footage when they were burning the books,” he said.

“It is impossible to imagine something like this in our country and we are insured against it for the sake of our culture.

“And this is inseparable from us from our homeland, from Russia, where there is no place for ethnic intolerance, where for centuries representatives of dozens of ethnic groups have lived together.”

Jk Rowling.  Pic: Ap
JK Rowling talks about gender. photo: Associated Press

JK Rowling said in a lengthy essay that she was concerned about “pushing to the new trans activism…” Eliminating the legal definition of sex and replacing it with gender,

She recently accused Sir Keir Starmer of misrepresenting the equality law – after the Labor leader said that according to the law “Trans women are women”,

Part of a backlash against her ideas involves a secondary school that drops her name as a title for one of her houses. “Comments and Attitudes Around Trans People”,

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