Following the controversy surrounding J.K Rowling's "transphobic" tweets, a newspaper has come under serious fire for publishing the "most disgusting headline in history" about the author.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see the sickening headline for yourself...

J.K Rowling is the brains and the genius behind the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

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What started out as a mere musing while stuck on a delayed train in London, 1990, a young Joanne Rowling single-handedly conjured up the magical story of Harry Potter.

The author has built an empire.

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Thirty years since it's creation, over 500 million copies of the book franchise have been sold worldwide in eighty different languages, making it one of the best-selling book series of all time.

But this success didn't come easily to the young author.

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Rowling famously struggled with marriage and money issues in the 4 years she spent working on the first Harry Potter book and, in 1994, she found herself as a newly-divorced single mom living out of her sister's spare room in the Scottish city of Edinburgh.

And, unbelievably, her idea was turned down by several different publishers...

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Who reportedly found the idea to be "too long-winded for children" Even her literary agent allegedly warned her, "You do realize, you will never make a fortune out of writing children's books?"

It was a dark and difficult time for the young woman.

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But, regardless of her personal struggles, she continued working on her vision, frequently taking to small coffee shops across Edinburgh to complete her debut book.

And, in 1997, her hard work finally paid off.

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500 copies of the debut Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone finally hit the shelves in bookstores across the United Kingdom.

The book was an instant success.

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The adventures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger were quick to capture a vast and loyal fanbase, with children and adults alike being instantly captivated by the novel.

And, in the years following from The Philosopher's Stone...

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Rowling went on to release 6 more books that detailed Harry's fight against the notorious Lord Voldemort, which only made her unique take on the fantasy world of magic even more known and loved across the world.

We became Harry Potter obsessed.

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So, of course, it didn't take long for the movie adaptations to come along.

In 2001, Warner Brothers swooped in on the book series...

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And brought Rowling's words and imagination to life by transforming them into a series of blockbuster movies.

Many say that the 8 movies were the true start of the world's obsession with Harry Potter.

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The wizardry and witchcraft mania that was induced by the books was only exaggerated after the release of the on-screen adaptations which, collectively, grossed around $6.5 billion in total.

The final chapter of the Harry Potter franchise, The Deathly Hallows, was released back in 2007...

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And fans were finally able to discover the fate of Harry Potter and the rest of the wizarding community, something which Rowling has claimed she had known from the very beginning.

Since the end of Harry Potter, the author has embarked upon a handful of sequel projects...

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Including the collaboration on the 2-part play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the hugely successful blockbuster, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

But, putting Hogwarts aside...

In recent years, the author has come under fire for her stance on gender.

Rowling has a long history of gender-critical commentary...

And over the weekend, she took to Twitter to pen what many angry keyboard warriors perceived as a "transphobic" commentary.

Responding to an article discussing menstruation products, taking issue with the phrase “people who menstruate", the author wrote:

"People who menstruate. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?" Nothing too problematic, right?

But, when followers replied saying the tweet was transphobic, Rowling decided to add to the thread. 

"If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth."

And she didn't stop there.

The author then went on to say she had spoken to her gay friend - but of course, that didn't go down well either, with many saying it was completely reductive.

Twitter descended into a transphobia frenzy...

"'If we accept trans women then that means lesbians aren’t real'??? What sort of dumb TERF nonsense is this? Go back to tweeting dumb sh*t like 'the sorting hat was bi' so you can try to get inclusivity brownie points without having to actually include diversity in your books."

People were outraged with Rowling's comments...

And many even claimed that she had officially ruined Harry Potter for them.

Rowling attempted to defend her words...

"I disagree profoundly with your assessment. Sex and gender are different. You're confusing the issue. As a woman committed to equal rights for all, I absolutely do not feel erased by the existence of transgender people. Their struggles do not negate my own. We can rise together." But it was to little avail.

But now, the attention from Rowling's comments has been drawn onto something else entirely.

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While most news outlets have been reporting on avidly on the ongoing backlash against the author, one newspaper, in particular, have been widely criticized for their shocking headline.

The British tabloid, The Sun, is forever coming under fire for its controversial headlines and stories...

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Not to mention its blatant sexism and far-right agendas. But, with this story, they may have finally taken things too far.

Rather than report on the actual story, like all the other outlets were doing, The Sun decided to take a slightly different approach.

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The tabloid thought it would be appropriate to plaster Rowling's ex-husband, who famously abused her both emotionally and physically, all over the front cover, alongside a sickening headline. And, to make it worse, the story was published only 2 days after Rowling wrote in a personal essay about her experience of being in an abusive relationship.

Here it is.

"I slapped JK and I'm not sorry." Now, The Sun is known for its controversial and shocking headlines, but giving her abuser a platform while mocking her experience as a victim? Even by their standards, this is disgusting.

The tabloid featured a full interview with her abusive ex-husband...

In which he is quoted as saying, "I slapped Joanne — but there was not sustained abuse. I'm not sorry for slapping her."

Understandably, people were outraged by the story...

And many went as far as to label to as the most "disgusting" headline to have ever been published.

The publication has been accused of glorifying domestic abuse...

And many are calling for it to be shut down once and for all.

Of course, since the backlash, the publication have responded.

And, of course, they have denied any wrongdoing, and even avoided issuing an actual apology.

A spokesperson for the tabloid said:

"It was certainly not our intention to 'enable' or 'glorify' domestic abuse, our intention was to expose a perpetrator's total lack of remorse. Our sympathies are always with the victims." "The Sun has a long history of standing up for abused women and campaigning against domestic violence."

The tabloid are yet to comment further on their headline...

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But we will be posting any updates accordingly. Millions of people continue to live in fear of domestic violence, so one woman decided to bravely document her life living with the abuse of her partner. Keep scrolling for the full story...