January 5, 2022

UK Newspaper Cancels Poll As J.K. Rowling Appears to Win

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By: Konrad Holden

In Brief:
Left-wing UK newspaper The Guardian deactivated a poll asking readers who should be the 2021 person of the year. As J.K. Rowling (author of the popular Harry Potter novels) took a huge lead, the poll was abruptly shut down and results were not reported. Rowling has become a recent enemy of the LGBTQ community because she has spoken out against male rapists who identify as females being put into female prisons. 

The Background:
The Guardian, a 200-year old British newspaper, was caught canceling a poll when it became apparent that someone they disapprove of would most likely win.

A poll published on December 15th of 2021 asked readers to choose their pick for “Person of the Year.” The poll said, “Time Magazine chose billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk – but who would be your choice?”

According to users across multiple social media platforms, J.K. Rowling, author of the world-famous Harry Potter novels, was the go-ahead winner. Then the poll was suspiciously shut down and no results were given. Users who tried to make their selection got an error message saying, “This form has been deactivated and is closed to any further submissions.”

Rowling became a target of left-wing activists after she said that male rapists who identify as women should not be allowed in female prisons. 

One Twitter user said, “JK Rowling was voted Guardian’s person of the year. Rather than acknowledge this, Guardian killed the competition. What utter cowardice, Guardian.”

Notable Quotes:

“When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman – and, as I’ve said, gender confirmation certificates may now be granted without any need for surgery or hormones – then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is a simple truth.” - J.K. Rowling

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