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A WWII-era charity has deleted a video after multiple social media users pointed out that it appeared as though they had depicted Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, as an anti-LGTBQ+ bigot.
Oxfam was formed in 1942 to send food supplies to starving mothers and children in Nazi-occupied Greece. Since then, their efforts have expanded to providing aid around the world and focusing on vulnerable minorities, women, and children. It was one of the UK’s most respected charities… up until 2018 when evidence emerged that senior staff had used 2010 Haiti earthquake survivors for sex and that the prostitution during the relief effort was covered up. So much for the commitment to protect vulnerable women.
It’s June, so you know what that means…
Here’s Oxfam’s Twitter profile for June:
We are at a point in history where even charities have to bow and scrape and give homage to the ever-expanding Rainbow lobby. It’s no longer about tolerance and “you do you” — we must all celebrate every aspect of the rainbow or be considered a bigot. These ideological imperialists insist that we must all become “allies” for the cause whether we like it or not.
This is a problem when the TQ+ portion of the LGBTQIA+ is demanding that we reject biological reality and put aside the safety of women and girls in order to assuage the feelings of — let’s face it — mentally ill men.
The original video that was posted by Oxfam makes it clear that “allyship” is mandatory. Otherwise, you’re a hateful bigot. They even had a depiction of a woman with a button that had the word “TERF” (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist) on it just in case you were too dense to get their drift.
For those who are unaware, the term TERF is a slur used by Trans Radical Activists against women who want to protect single-sex spaces and reject Critical Gender Theory that attempts to erase all distinctions between men and women while simultaneously reinforcing gender-based stereotypes to kowtow to the trans lobby.
Here’s the original courtesy of the Daily Mail Online:
While the Globohomo (global homogenization) art style used in the cartoon is both dated and hideous, a number of social media users nonetheless noticed that the depiction of the woman with the “TERF” label bore a remarkable resemblance to J.K. Rowling at the Fantastic Beasts movie premiere.
The hairstyle, the dress, and even the TERF pin was placed where Rowling wore a poppy. What are the odds?
Oxfam was facing possible Bud Light Treatment over the video.
— Adam Brooks 🇬🇧 (@EssexPR) June 6, 2023
I see @Oxfam have now deleted their "Happy Pride" tweet with a video claiming that "LGBTQIA+" people around the world are preyed on by "hate groups" with this illustration, clearly based on @jk_rowling at a Fantastic Beasts première. Can a grovelling apology be far behind? pic.twitter.com/efScQ1vfL3
— Anya Palmer (@anyabike) June 6, 2023
Oxfam wants to demonize women that believe in free speech and critical thinking.
It’s clear that @Oxfam cartoon was aimed at vilifying JK Rowling.
The charity has a history of mistreating women, including their former country director for Haiti sexually abusing young girls. pic.twitter.com/oK3vUBJUCG
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) June 6, 2023
UK Libel law is far stricter then the US.
"A statue, caricature, signs or pictures […] may also give rise to libel."https://t.co/pCzmO8AHOS
— Callum (@AkkadSecretary) June 6, 2023
Oxfam today faced a boycott over a Pride month cartoon which saw it accused of basing an anti-trans ‘villain’ on JK Rowling.
The video, which was shared online with charity’s millions of supporters, featured three figures, two men and a woman, with evil-looking eyes.
But the woman appeared to look like the Harry Potter author…
…An hour after being by MailOnline about the similarities between the cartoon and the writer, Oxfam took the video down.
It then said: ‘Oxfam believes that all people should be able to make decisions which affect their lives, enjoy their rights and live a life free of discrimination and violence, including people from LGBTQIA+ communities.
‘In efforts to make an important point about the real harm caused by transphobia, we made a mistake. We have therefore edited the video to remove the term TERF and we are sorry for the offence it caused. There was no intention by Oxfam or the film-makers for this slide to have portrayed any particular person or people.’
Source: Daily Mail
As for the other two dudes, some are speculating that the very Asian-looking guy on the left might be independent journalist Andy Ngo or perhaps Chinese President Xi Jinping.
.@Oxfam, a British anti-poverty charity, posted a pride cartoon that featured hateful characters. One of the characters is based on JK Rowling for her view that #trans women are not women. People have been speculating who the other characters are, with some speculating I inspired… pic.twitter.com/YbcdZrugFQ
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 6, 2023
The other man in the blue suit and red tie might be intended to be a depiction of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, but this art style is so atrociously bad that it’s difficult to tell.
Given Oxfam have deleted this image (ginger woman in the middle is Rowling; they've swapped out her poppy), it's probably worth reminding them how badly their graphics department cocked up.
Any reading on who the two blokes are? Is the one on the right meant to be De Santis? pic.twitter.com/yj2FWlufKV
— Helen Dale (not on your team, but always fair) (@_HelenDale) June 6, 2023
— RachelKnewBest (@RachelBowljiffy) June 6, 2023
After getting dog-piled on social media, Oxfam deleted the video and issued a statement denying that they were depicting anyone in particular.
We are posting the updated video below, please re-share to show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community. None of us are safe until all of us are safe. This June, we call you to #ProtectThePride! pic.twitter.com/1iN4nFzmiX
— Oxfam International (@Oxfam) June 6, 2023
If Julie Bindel’s piece in Unherd today is any indicator, Oxfam isn’t exactly a fan of J.K. Rowling — or anyone that defends her. Bindel’s article profiles “Maria”, a former Oxfam employee who says that she was driven out of her job for simply asking in internal messages how J.K. Rowling or her books are transphobic in a discussion over whether or not to carry Rowling’s books in the charity shop.
Maria said that the way that Oxfam handled the situation caused her to suffer a nervous breakdown and she didn’t just leave her job — she left the country.
“My life has been torn apart. It drove me to a breakdown, I lost my confidence and, worst of all, I began to doubt myself,” Maria told Bindel.
What do you think — did Oxfam get caught and are now trying to spin the situation or was it a complete coincidence that the character looked like an angry cartoonified version of Rowling at the movie premiere?
Or perhaps it’s because they’re being dunked on for featuring mastectomy scars and a “Protect Trans Kids” shirt in the video.
— Genspect (@genspect) June 6, 2023
It seems pretty clear to me that we’re in a spiritual battle and the radical leftist gender ideologues are demanding that we embrace their religion… or else. And they use the fact that most people just want to be nice to further their own agendas.
What I’m seeing is that when we all push back — they back down.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.
Sales, Dan. “Oxfam faces boycott calls over ‘Terf’ Pride month cartoon ‘depicting JK Rowling’: Charity apologises and says there was ‘no intention to portray any particular person’ as it releases edited clip – as volunteer says she was hounded out for defending author.” Daily Mail. June 6, 2023. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12164005/Fury-Oxfams-Pride-cartoon-depicting-angry-Terf-character-critics-say-resembles-JK-Rowling.html
Bindel, Julie. “‘I was hounded out of Oxfam over JK Rowling’.” Unherd. June 6, 2023. https://unherd.com/2023/06/i-quit-oxfam-over-jk-rowling/