J.K. Rowling, who is best known as the author of the Harry Potter series, has said that she is not worried about losing fans because she has a lot of money.

Rowling, who has been called out on multiple occasions for making comments that many people believe to be anti-transgender, responded to a Twitter user who criticized her on Thursday by citing her fortune from the Harry Potter franchise.

“How do you sleep at night knowing you’ve lost a whole audience from buying your books?” the person tweeted at the author.




Rowling gave the impression that she does not struggle with problems related to insomnia.

“I read my most recent royalty cheques and find the pain goes away pretty quickly,” she said in a sizzling comeback.

According to Business Insider, the amount of money that Rowling is currently worth has been estimated to be anywhere from $650 million to $1.2 billion.

Rowling’s return to the public eye was met with overwhelming support from fans.

“JK Savage,” author Matthew Loop responded.

In the comments, many people were quick to defend Rowling by saying how much the Harry Potter series meant to them, their children, or their students when they were younger readers.

“I was a school governor in the mid 2000’s getting boys to read was a MASSIVE pedagogical issue to which there was no solution and then along came the wonderful @jk_rowling,” another user tweeted. “It is hard to exaggerate that effect.”

However, there were those who were unable to look past the author’s purported transphobia.

“You singled out and vilified an extremely vulnerable minority group,” journalist Walker Bragman tweeted in a reply. “I can’t help but think about kids who are struggling with their identity and just want acceptance. You, with your massive platform, have made it harder for them. And that sucks.”

The controversy that Rowling has caused within the transgender community can be traced back to the year 2020 when she tweeted about different sexes.

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” she tweeted in June 2020, sparking the initial backlash. “If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”

Rowley’s beliefs have been criticized by a number of people, and as a result, she has been called a “trans-exclusionary radical feminist” (abbreviated as “TERF”) and has even received death threats.

Even some of the actors who played leading roles in the “Harry Potter” films have distanced themselves from her statements.