JK Rowling takes a thinly veiled swipe at Emma Watson for supporting trans charity Mermaid

JK Rowling took a thinly veiled swipe at Emma Watson and other celebrities who supported transgender charity Mermaids after an administrator quit following revelations he spoke at an “academic” conference hosted by an organization that promotes services to pedophiles.

dr. Mermaids trustee Jacob Breslow presented research at a 2011 Baltimore event that appeared to criticize society’s understanding of pedophiles.

The author’s comments also came after the charity came under fire for allegations of giving young girls breast flattening devices against the will of their parents.

The Harry Potter author said yesterday that the charity had achieved unprecedented influence in the UK with the help of ‘certain companies and celebrities’ who gave them a boost despite ‘red flags’.

She took another swipe after gaining celebrity support for the charity last month.

Celebrities who have publicly supported Mermaids include the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Jameela Jamil.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, JK Rowling wrote: “We have now learned that Mermaids has appointed a pedophile apologist as a trustee and that their online moderator was encouraging children to join a platform notorious for sexual exploitation. This is a charity that has achieved unprecedented influence in the UK.

“They couldn’t have done it without the money and public support of certain companies and celebrities, who eagerly gave them a boost, even though the red flags have been there for years. Mermaids’ fingers were everywhere in the Tavistock Gender Identity Clinic debacle.

JK Rowling lashes out at celebrities who backed Mermaids for the second time this week, following previous criticism last month

dr.  Jacob Breslow sensationally quit as manager of the Mermaids charity for transgender people after it was revealed that he had spoken at an 'academic' conference hosted by an organization promoting services to pedophiles

dr. Jacob Breslow sensationally quit as manager of the Mermaids charity for transgender people after it was revealed that he had spoken at an ‘academic’ conference hosted by an organization promoting services to pedophiles

Transgender charity Mermaids has been embroiled in controversy in recent months and has been criticized by JK Rowling

Transgender charity Mermaids has been embroiled in controversy in recent months and has been criticized by JK Rowling

“They have been admitted to classrooms, trained police and had an unprecedented influence on health policy, even though they say they are not a medical charity. We also found out that they are sending breast flattening devices to underage girls without parental consent. 4/5

“So I have no doubt there are currently panicky calls to PR people from certain companies and celebrities, but as they remain completely isolated from the serious damage they have caused, my sympathy can be measured in mosquitoes’ thimbles.” 5/X’

Her comments came after Dr Jacob Breslow sensationally quit on Monday night.

dr. Jacob Breslow, then a PhD student in gender research at the London School of Economics, presented his research at an event in Baltimore for US-based B4U-ACT in 2011.

B4U-ACT lists its goals as supporting and promoting “a science-based understanding about people in our communities of attraction to children or adolescents” on its own website.

Emma Watson tweeted in 2020 that she had donated to Mermaids and encouraged others to do the same

Emma Watson tweeted in 2020 that she had donated to Mermaids and encouraged others to do the same

JK Rowling takes a thinly veiled swipe at Emma Watson for supporting trans charity Mermaid

JK Rowling takes a thinly veiled swipe at Emma Watson for supporting trans charity Mermaid

JK Rowling lashes out at celebrities who 'eagerly boosted' controversy-stricken charity

JK Rowling lashes out at celebrities who ‘eagerly boosted’ controversy-stricken charity

The presentation of Dr. Breslow, entitled Sexual Alignment: Critiquing Sexual Orientation, The Pedophile, and the DSM V, seems to criticize the social understanding of pedophiles.

The study promises “major revisions to how pedophilia is defined, diagnosed and understood” and says it will approach the subject through “queer and feminist lenses.”

His presentation also partly adopts the controversial phrase “underage attracted persons,” which is used by some people in place of pedophile.

B4U-ACT describes itself as a group with a ‘unique collaboration between minors and mental health professionals to promote communication and understanding between the two groups’.

Breslow's research paper promises 'major revisions to how pedophilia is defined, diagnosed and understood' and says it will approach the topic through 'queer and feminist lenses'

Breslow’s research paper promises ‘major revisions to how pedophilia is defined, diagnosed and understood’ and says it will approach the topic through ‘queer and feminist lenses’

JK Rowling takes a thinly veiled swipe at Emma Watson for supporting trans charity Mermaid

JK Rowling previously called out celebrities who had supported the charity without doing 'due diligence'

JK Rowling previously called out celebrities who had supported the charity without doing ‘due diligence’

It hosted a “scientific symposium” in Maryland in August 2011, raising concerns about how pedophilia was being addressed by US academic journals at the time.

The Times reported yesterday that Dr Breslow, who works for LSE’s Gender Studies Department, has been named a Mermaids trustee in July 2022.

The transgender charity, which has been embroiled in controversy in recent months and criticized by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, told the newspaper it was unaware of his appearance at the 2011 conference.

Mermaids came under scrutiny last week by regulators after they were accused of giving breast-squeezing devices to young girls against their parents’ will.

The charity committee has confirmed it is “assessing” concerns over mermaid protection after an investigation also led to claims they were giving medical advice on puberty blockers without the relevant training.

Mermaids staff reportedly offered to send a breast tie to a girl they believed was only 14 after being told her mother wasn’t allowed to use one.

According to the Daily Telegraph’s investigation, the charity has offered folders to children as young as 13, despite their parents saying they were against the practice.

JK Rowling had previously criticized celebrities and organizations that had publicly supported the charity without doing their due diligence, while other critics called for an official investigation into their practices.

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