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Even J.K Rowling is fuming over Kevin Myer's offensive Sunday Times column

‘This filth was published in the Sunday Times’.

J.K. ROWLING IS known for her extremely vocal Twitter presence, and the Harry Potter author didn’t hold back when she got wind of yesterday’s Sunday Times controversy.

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In a column for the Irish version of the paper, entitled ‘Sorry ladies – equal pay has to be earned’, columnist Kevin Myers made controversial comments about two of the BBC’s best-paid presenters. He noted that Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz are both Jewish, and went on to claim this is a reason they fought for equal pay.

Good for them. Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price, which is the most useful measure there is of inveterate, lost-with-all-hands stupidity.

Myers also claimed women in general were paid less because men ‘work harder’ and ‘seldom get pregnant’.

The controversy spread throughout the day, first hitting Twitter, the Irish media, and even reaching as far as the New Statesman and the New York Times.

J.K. Rowling even posted a snippet of the article, which she dismissed as ‘filth’

While she tagged the British version of the Sunday Times, the sentiment well and truly stands.

Myers has since been let go from the publication, and an apology was issued by editor Frank Fitzgibbon. The Press Council of Ireland also confirmed they had received official complaints about the article.

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