JK Rowling attacked for asserting Scottish nationalism ‘incorporates traces of bigotry’
‘Crunchy Nut nationalism’ … JK Rowling.
JK Rowling has provoked the anger of Scottish nationalists by way of saying she is “mighty tired” of their “insistence that their nationalism is nothing just like the different, defective sorts, within the face of considerable facts to the contrary”.
Rowling, who lives in Scotland, become responding to a daftar poker column within the country wide via Lesley Riddoch that observed: “environment the English up as our computerized enemy doesn’t assist us walk far from the Union mind-set or its relentless pecking order. And yet like a packet of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes scoffed with bloodless milk late at nighttime – it’s just about irresistible.”
Rowling described Riddoch’s quote as “Crunchy Nut nationalism”, tweeting: “Warning: may additionally comprise traces of bigotry.”
The Harry Potter author become asked with the aid of a Twitter consumer what made her believe that Scottish nationalists are “xenophobic, racist or anti-English”, to which she posted a collection of screenshots in response, including one from a person assisting the ethno-nationalist community Siol nan Gaidheal.
“When blood and soil ethno-nationalists are marching along with your supposedly ‘civic’ marches, your nationalism doesn’t seem to be too different to every other country,” wrote Rowling, who previously campaigned for Scotland to stay a part of the united kingdom and donated £1m to the improved collectively campaign.
“chuffed to choose your note for it that such individuals aren’t representative of the complete circulate. chuffed to settle for that the bulging folder of xenophobic and anglophobic screenshots I even have on my computing device aren’t the entire story. but some of us are getting mighty uninterested in Scottish nationalist insistence that their nationalism is nothing just like the other, unsuitable kinds.”
along with a wave of criticism from Scottish nationalists on Twitter, the professional-nationalist paper the countrywide also hit out at her feedback, saying that Riddoch’s column definitely “greatly concurs” with Rowling’s stance.
“We condemn the entire views in these tweets, however the conception that any such tiny sample dimension is consultant of the yes movement is staggeringly rotten – principally in the face of so many representing the opposite view,” the paper argued.
Citing Rowling’s criticism of Donald Trump’s politics, the editorial introduced: “what number of ‘Scottish nationalists’ do you see on Twitter supporting Trump, relative to the variety of Unionists who do? Which aspect’s politicians are loudest in condemning him? Scottish nationalism is nothing like that of Donald Trump.”