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Stephen King retweets JKR

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ScrimpshawTheSecond Sun 28-Jun-20 18:43:51

grin

A Dworkin quote.

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SameOldBS Sun 28-Jun-20 18:45:33

Wonderful!

amusedtodeath1 Sun 28-Jun-20 18:49:23

Well done Mr King wine

ScrimpshawTheSecond Sun 28-Jun-20 18:50:31

I am really very cheered by this. So glad that another well known and beloved writer has stood up for her. At bloody last.

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Pregnamechange Sun 28-Jun-20 18:50:55

Love it, feeling so much more hopeful!

popcornlover Sun 28-Jun-20 19:01:09

Brilliant!

AngryBananaSund Sun 28-Jun-20 19:01:25

I’m surprised (but pleased) that Mr K has done this, Based on his story Elevation I thought he was quite Woke

7Days Sun 28-Jun-20 19:03:36

Brilliant Stephen.

Datun Sun 28-Jun-20 19:04:48

He's another one who is virtually uncancellable.

Slumcat Sun 28-Jun-20 19:06:09

Just finished the reading Rose Madder only yesterday, seems so apt, glad to see this

GinUnicorn Sun 28-Jun-20 19:06:25

Yes! More people are speaking up. It’s been interesting seeing lots of people openly call Damian Barr out too. Maybe there is hope

loveyouradvice Sun 28-Jun-20 19:07:43

Wow..... hadn't expected him to be one of the first ... he goes up in my estimation BIG TIME

Deliriumoftheendless Sun 28-Jun-20 19:09:02

He won’t give a shit, he’s rich as Croesus, pretty much any publisher would have him and he’s an old white guy. Safe as houses. Why others like him aren’t doing the same is the mystery.

MilleniumHallsWalledGarden Sun 28-Jun-20 19:10:39

Ah this makes me so happy. He was one of the first authors whose work I loved ❤️ good on yer Mr King!

teawamutu Sun 28-Jun-20 19:14:14

He might well backtrack, don't count your Stephens yet. I remember Mark Hamill liked something vaguely GC then withdrew and apologised sharpish when the wokies descended.

ShootsFruitAndLeaves Sun 28-Jun-20 19:15:02

Do you think he'll get any rape threats or told to choke on anyone's girl cock?

HandsOffMyRights Sun 28-Jun-20 19:16:58

Yes!!!! Please let this stay true.

I think he may have retracted a tweet last time JK tweeted though.

I hope Tabitha, Stephen' wife, supports JK too. That would really make my day.

AnneOfCreamCables Sun 28-Jun-20 19:18:22

I think he may have retracted a tweet last time JK tweeted though
Yy that was what I thought too. I hope he has become braver and this retweet stays.

Sushiroller Sun 28-Jun-20 19:19:29

Hurray for Stephen King!!

Fantasisa Sun 28-Jun-20 19:19:51

I think any celeb who retweets her now knows exactly what they are getting themselves into

ScrimpshawTheSecond Sun 28-Jun-20 19:20:28

If he's retracted before then I suspect he knows exactly what he's doing. This doesn't look like a hasty move.

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littlbrowndog Sun 28-Jun-20 19:21:15

When they see courage they respond

ThinEndoftheWedge Sun 28-Jun-20 19:21:34

Perhaps another author who cherishes the true meaning of words and the correct use of the English language?

Where are all the others??

FloralBunting Sun 28-Jun-20 19:22:05

I think he's liked and retracted before, but I suspect JKR's tenacity and calm poise might be giving a bit of courage to all sorts of people who, for whatever reason, have been intimidated into silence. Of course it was disappointing to see that she didn't get immediate and fulsome support, but by not backing down herself (because why would she?) she has trailblazed so that others can see that actually, you don't burst into flames if you hold the line, and there is safety in numbers.

Essentially, JKR is the bigger name's and wider public's Spartacus moment. You don't break a dam by pushing it once, you need to apply consistent pressure. It's the same with a wall of silence. I see JKR very much as an honorary denizen of FWR, speaking out and getting shit just because we know it's going to take dedication. (And honestly, if she's not here already, I think I'll be very surprised...)

WombOfOnesOwn Sun 28-Jun-20 19:22:38

One of my teenage favorites. Cheers me up on a grey rainy day.

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