“I’m So Sick Of This”: J.K. Rowling Scolds Sky News For Describing Transgender Killer As A “Woman”

J.K. Rowling has lashed out at Sky News for failing to make clear that a convicted murderer was a transgender woman.

“I’m so sick of this sh**,” Rowling wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, linking to a Sky News post that did not refer to the fact that Scarlet Blake is transgender.

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“This is not a woman. These are #NotOurCrimes,” Rowling stated.

Sky News has been contacted for comment. The Comcast-owned news outlet’s written story on Blake’s sentencing notes she is transgender, but well down the piece.

Blake was jailed for life on Monday for a murder she carried out after watching Netflix documentary Don’t F*** With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, which spotlighted killer Luka Magnotta.

Blake tortured a cat before putting it in a blender. She then targeted Jorge Martin Carreno in July 2021 as he walked home from a night out in Oxford.

Blake will serve her sentence in a men’s prison. Born in China, the killer came out as transgender to her parents at a young age.

Rowling has been vocal about gender identity issues on X in recent days after the publication of new guidelines for transgender prisoners by the Scottish Prison Service.

The guidelines included allowing transitioning prisoners to be admitted to female jails if they do not have a record of violence against women.

The Harry Potter author wrote: “The trans activist outrage that ensues on here whenever I share my belief that jailed women shouldn’t be used as validation tools or emotional support props for trans-identified male sex offenders is as revealing as it’s predictable.

“Such activists can’t bring themselves to concede that a man who was convicted of harming women/girls ought not to be incarcerated with the demographic to whom he is a proven danger, because if they do, all their stock arguments (‘no sexual predator would bother to pretend to be trans’, ‘no trans woman has ever harmed a woman in a women’s only space’, ‘there is no danger in making all single sex spaces unisex’) are exposed as the lies they are.”

She added: “If you support putting violent and sexually predatory men into women’s prisons, you are knowingly forcing those women to live in fear of, and, in some proven cases, to suffer abuse that many of them will have endured pre-incarceration.”

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