Drag Race royalty Bimini Bon Boulash pleads with JK Rowling to be ‘accepting and loving’

Bimini Bon Boulash pleads with JK Rowling to be 'accepting and loving'

Drag Race UK star Bimini Bon Boulash has urged JK Rowling to “be accepting and loving of people” as the Harry Potter author continues to share her controversial views about the transgender community.

Rowling has faced intense backlash over her so-called gender critical beliefs, which she explained in an exhausting 5,000-word essay on her official website back in June 2020.

The British author has been vocal about her worries about giving trans women access to spaces such as female changing rooms and “the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition”.

Speaking about JK Rowling’s comments in a new interview, Bimini Bon Boulash stated that the author needs to “show a bit more love” when it comes to her views about trans people.

Bimini Bon Boulash Drag Race UK

Bimini Bon Boulash. (BBC Pictures)

The 28-year-old, who identifies as non-binary, told Metro: “I think we just need to be accepting and loving of people. Everyone has different experiences.

“Everyone has a different view of life and perspectives, and what we need to do is accept others that have a different perspective, even if it’s radically different to our own, instead of criticising and ostracising them.”

They added: “Because right now, trans people are being targeted. It’s hard enough for them going through what they do. So [Rowling] just needs to show a bit more love.”

Bimini, who is a fan favourite from the second series of Drag Race UK, remains outspoken about ongoing trans issues after recently calling out the BBC for “pushing an anti-trans agenda”.

The broadcaster published a shocking article titled, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women“, in October 2021.

The article used a survey of just 80 people, conducted by the anti-trans pressure group Get The L Out, to claim that trans lesbians are routinely pressuring cis lesbians into sex.

The BBC later defended the story, claiming the article was about a “complex subject” and “went through [its] rigorous editorial process” before being published, and “provides appropriate context”.