The backlash against J.K. Rowling began back in 2019, when the author tweeted in support of a woman who was fired for posting transphobic comments. Since then she’s written controversial essays on gender and sex, which landed her in more hot water. This was also followed by the release of her novel Troubled Blood, which features a murderous man who dresses in women’s clothing. And with each new event, outcry against the author has gotten louder. And according to Ralph Fiennes, said backlash has been disturbing to watch.