Online marketplace Etsy has banned a seller from selling items carrying the slogan 'I love JK Rowling' claiming that it 'promotes hatred'.
In an email to the seller, a representative of the 'Etsy's Marketplace Integrity team' said they prohibit any products that 'promotes, supports, or glorifies hatred or violence towards protected groups'.
They added: 'This includes items or listings that are demeaning or disparaging towards people based upon: race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.'
None of which she's done, of course, but this is yet another knee-jerk reaction to the onslaught from the perpetually offended, and Etsy has since been forced to climb down by a counter-campaign.
But the marketplace has been slammed after social media users higlighted (sic) that their site also currently lists a postcard bearing the slogan 'F*** JK Rowling'.
Could have been avoided if you had done a bit of research into the deranged nature of the complainants, couldn't it?
J K Rowling makes them lose all sense of proportion - case in point:
Yes, stating that the term 'women' has a biological background is exactly the same as attempted genocide.