The transgender Twitter user who posted a pipe bomb threat directed towards JK Rowling and her family has been revealed to be an Irish anti-racism activist and is now under police investigation.
The controversy began when Rowling, who has become a sworn enemy of trans activists for her refusal to accept the erasure of women, revealed the threat on Twitter.
“My family’s address (covered), a pipe bomb and a picture of a bomb-making handbook. The account remains active, naturally. #BeKind,” tweeted the Harry Potter author.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 1, 2022
The account that made the threat was deactivated and then deleted by the owner, with no action taken directly by Twitter.
The latest threat came after Rowling expressed support for a male detransitioner who shared his story about how he was pressured into a sex change.