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Rob Beckett says it's not worth joking about JK Rowling: 'That's a red zone'

"That's going to cause problems - don't mention that," comedian said.

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 9th May 2023

Stephen Fry urges calm in debate over JK Rowling and trans issues

Rowling has attracted criticism from some groups for her views on gender identity.

STV, 18th November 2022

Comedians quit Yesterday, Today & The Day Before in protest

Comedy Central's irreverent news show Yesterday, Today & The Day Before has been plunged into controversy after presenters Sophie Duker and Kemah Bob quit in protest over its decision not to address the Israel-Palestine conflict.

British Comedy Guide, 27th May 2021

Eddie Izzard: "I don't think JK Rowling is transphobic"

Speaking to The Telegraph, the stand-up veteran shared his views on the Harry Potter author and previewed his upcoming streamed show.

The Telegraph, 1st January 2021

John Cleese 'identifies' as a 'Cambodian police woman'

John Cleese doubled down on his support for JK Rowling for her anti-trans views while appearing to mock trans people because that's how he spends his Sunday morning (November 22) apparently.

Josh Milton, Pink News, 22nd November 2020

John Cleese defends support of JK Rowling

John Cleese has defended his support of JK Rowling after fans were left disappointed by recent comments the Harry Potter author had made about trans people.

Louise Griffin, Metro, 30th September 2020

JK Rowling pleads for mercy after QI Elf got fact wrong

The author has threatened to send a box of socks to the QI Elves if the punishment is not reversed.

Eleanor Bley Griffiths, Radio Times, 22nd February 2017

Video: JK Rowling to appear at Fringe with Burnistoun

Robert Florence and Iain Connell reveal that the Harry Potter author will be in their Fringe show.

Ewen Cameron, STV, 5th July 2016

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