JK Rowling has been attacked on Twitter for donating £1 million to the Better Together Campaign.
JK Rowling announced via her website that she’s donated £1 million to the Better Together Campaign, which, in the Scottish Independence debate, is the pro-UK side.
As you might expect, and she definitely did (in her blog post she said: ‘a few of our fiercer nationalists might like to drive me forcibly over the border after reading this’), she has been attacked on Twitter over her actions and beliefs.
Words and names like ‘specky b******”‘, a ‘Union cow bag’ and ‘disgrace’ have been banded around on Twitter, following the publication of her post, but the most notable incident has led to a charity being investigated.
Edinburgh-based charity, The Dignity Project, which promotes the education for African children, is being looked at by regulators after a tweet calling JK Rowling a #bitch was sent from its official Twitter account.
The charity has since distanced itself from the tweet, writing on its website: ‘The Dignity Project has had its Twitter account hacked. We are not responsible for any tweets that have been sent.
‘As a charity we do not take any political stance and our opinion is people are free to donate to whoever they choose.
‘To the people who hacked our account, if helping African children to thrive and survive including single mums is bad thing that is their problem.’
In her blog, JK Rowling says that although she’s not a fan of the current Westminster government, she feels Scotland would do better from staying as part of the UK. In particular, she is concerned about how leaving the UK would affect crucial medical research in Scotland.
She finished by saying: ‘It is because I love this country that I want it to thrive. Whatever the outcome of the referendum on 18th September, it will be a historic moment for Scotland. I just hope with all my heart that we never have cause to look back and feel that we made a historically bad mistake.’
In case you’re wondering why JK Rowling is so involved with the Scottish Independence debate, she’s lived in Scotland for 21 years.