Twitter has been slammed after it failed to uphold a complaint about an alleged ‘death threat’ against author J.K. Rowling featured in a music video by a trans activist.
Trans campaigner Faye ‘Trust Fund Ozu’ included the threatening words as part of a 90’s-themed video titled ‘J.K. Rowling diss track’.
The video sees the singer against an animated backdrop with vocals about ‘killing TERFS’ [Trans exclusionary radical feminists’ and ‘J.K. hope you fit in a hearse’.
The Harry potter novelist posted screen grabs of the song on Twitter and wrote: ‘I’m afraid I can’t give a shout out to everyone promising to murder me – there are so many of you, and I’m a busy woman – but this one deserves a mention for the nineties rave vibe.’
Actor James Dreyfus reported the activist’s post on Twitter, but the social media platform failed to uphold the complaint over the alleged threat as it hadn’t ‘broken its safety policies’.
Dreyfus tweeted the response and said: ‘Surprise, Surprise! So, death threats = Good. Saying “women are women” = Bad. Congratulations Twitter Support. You’ve hit rock bottom. Seek help.’
Read more: JK Rowling death threat outrage: Fury as Twitter says trans activist’s sinister video ‘hoping to see author in a hearse’ has NOT breached its safety guidelines