Content note: This story contains transphobic language.
It's a sad fact of life that your idols don't always live up to your expectations. Case in point: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who wrote one of the kindest, empathetic characters in literature, has come out as patently transphobic. In a tweet, Rowling defended Maya Forstater, a tax researcher who was fired over her own transphobic tweets.
The internet was rightly furious with Rowling.