J.K. Rowling shares powerful message about Donald Trump … and those who oppose him
“I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable.”
I may have never gotten into the Potter series but I ADORE THIS WOMAN. In a speech made at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Gala on Monday night, Rowling called out presidential candidate Donald Trump for intolerance and hateful speech (and she wasn't the only one).
Here's some of the highlights: "I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable," Rowling said. "I consider him offensive and bigoted.
But he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there," addressing a petition started to ban Donald Trump from entering the UK.
"If my offended feelings can constitute a travel ban on Donald Trump, I have no moral grounds on which to argue that those offended by feminism or the fight for transgender rights or universal suffrage should not oppress campaigners for those causes. If you seek the removal of freedoms from an opponent simply on the grounds that they have offended you, you have crossed a line to stand along tyrants who imprison, torture and kill on exactly the same justification."