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J.K. Rowling Accused Of Lying About Man Calling British PM A ‘Whore’

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling made headlines late last week when she announced via Twitter that she had unfollowed a man for calling UK Prime Minister Theresa May a “whore”.

“Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore,” Rowling wrote on her Twitter account resulting in immediate reaction from both sides of the political aisle, praising her for calling out the hypocrisy of many so-called “liberal” men.

In a string of tweets, the author said, “If you can’t disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics” and “I’m sick of ‘liberal’ men whose mask slips every time a woman displeases them, who reach immediately for crude and humiliating words.”

Rowling’s tweets condemning the actions of a man she refused to name, prompted several media outlets, including The Huffington Post and Washington Examiner, to publish columns heaping praise on the author and her take down of the misogynistic mystery man.

But did the alleged incident ever actually occur?

According to Heat Street, online archives show that Rowling may not have unfollowed anyone, as she claimed.

“Simple math tells us that if Rowling, who claimed she ‘just unfollowed a man,’ had done what she claimed, the number of total followers would actually be 496”, according to author Lukas Mikelionis. “This suggests that the writer either didn’t unfollow the alleged man, despite him calling May a ‘whore,’ or the man doesn’t even exist and Rowling just virtue-signaled and created a story out of thin air.”

Is Rowling telling the truth? Or, is the woman who once reminded us to remember the Spanish Inquisition before criticizing radical Islamic terror just looking for attention and a little self-promotion? We may never know.

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