Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
on Thursday criticized a U.K. paper for using “openly gay” to
insult a judge.
The Daily Mail used the insult
in a headline it published following the British high court's
decision that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek Parliamentary
approval of her plan to leave the European Union, referred to as
“The Judges who blocked Brexit: One
founded a EUROPEAN law group, another charged the taxpayer millions
for advice and the third is an openly gay ex-Olympic fencer,” the
conservative paper's headline read.
The Daily Mail has since changed
“If the worst they can say about you
is you're an OPENLY GAY EX-OLYMPIC FENCER TOP JUDGE, you've basically
won life,” Rowling tweeted.
Rowling's response was retweeted over
20,000 times and liked by more than 42,000 followers as of Sunday.
Rowling has more than 8.5 million followers on Twitter.
She later retweeted a photo of a sign
outside a pub or shop which read, “Openly gay ex-Olympic fencers