'Person of the Year' poll dropped when J.K. Rowling took lead

J.K. Rowling

A left-leaning publication in the United Kingdom abruptly dropped its “Person of the Year” polling and there are reports it happened because an unwanted candidate, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, apparently took the lead.

She’s the target of progressive “cancel” campaigns because she’s declined to adopt the pro-transgender agenda that claims men can turn themselves into women, or vice versa.

The Daily Wire reported when the Guardian suddenly posted a notice on its Person of the year Poll that said, “This form has been deactivated and is closed to any further submissions.”

The publication had documented how Time magazine picked Elon Musk. “With this in mind, we would like to hear about your own choices. Who would be your 2021 person of the year, and why?” the publication said.

Before its cancellation.

The Daily Wire explained, “Readers of the British newspaper, The Guardian, are accusing the outlet of deactivating an online poll that asked readers to vote on ‘Person of the Year’ after it became apparent that J.K. Rowling would handily win.”

The report said Rowling “was far and away in the lead” when the voting form “disappeared.”

“Along with the results to that point.”

“Rowling has been at the center of numerous cancel culture storms this year for her refusal to deny the reality of biological sex. Earlier this month she stirred up controversy for mocking Scotland’s law enforcement policy that allows accused rapists to self-identify as female. ‘War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The Penised Individual Who Raped You Is a Woman,’ she tweeted in reference to an article titled, ”Absurdity’ of police logging rapists as women,'” the report said.

On social media, the publication was taking a hit.

“JK Rowling was voted Guardian’s person of the year. Rather than acknowledge this, Guardian killed the competition. What utter cowardice, Guardian,” wrote one commenter on social media.

Another created a fake article, reporting, “The Guardian has had to announce that cis-woman writer and notorious transphobe J.K. Rowling will be the 2021 Person of the Year. Rowling was awarded the honor after 112 recounts of the votes and will have the award reluctantly sent to her via second class post after a brief, secret ‘ceremony’ at the Guardian’s well-appointed and upmarket offices in King’s Place in London, which in no way betrays the paper’s working class roots.”

A column at Redstate explained, “Rowling has stirred international controversy over the last few years because she publicly believes that biological sex exists, and just as importantly, that it matters.”

The commentary explained Rowling has been “more outspoken” on the issue, and that has her “drawing the ire of the trans-activist left at numerous points over the last year.”

“So did The Guardian cancel their poll because Rowling was going to win it? I can’t say for sure. You’d think if the polling period had ended, that they’d update the page to say that. Further, you’d expect an online poll to have its results released fairly quickly, if not immediately. Instead, a generic message about the form being deactivated is the only bit of information on a page that otherwise appears to still be promoting the poll.”

The Daily Wire confirmed that Rowling was “firmly” in the lead when the polling disappeared, and the Guardian “provided no explanation.”

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