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Harry Potter Creator J.Okay. Rowling Under Fire Again For Anti-Trans Views

J.Okay. Rowling isn’t any stranger to inflicting controversy on-line. From her weird revelations in regards to the Wizarding World on Pottermore to her divisive help for Johnny Depp’s casting as Grindelwald within the Improbable Beasts movies, the Harry Potter writer appears to inadvertently whip up a social media storm together with her Twitter habits on a semi-regular foundation.

It’s occurred once more previously week, too. Final December, Rowling threw help behind a girl who was fired for espousing anti-trans views. Many felt that this uncovered the author’s personal opinions, one thing backed up by accounts she adopted and tweets she’d favored. For occasion, on Could 15th, Rowling favored a strongly-worded tweet – to place it mildly – from Fred Sargeant, a trans-exclusionary homosexual activist.

As you’ll be able to think about, Rowling liking what many contemplate to be a extremely offensive tweet has brought about a brand new wave of posts from followers who’re dissatisfied within the writer for utilizing her platform to unfold this type of message.

It will possibly solely worsen from right here, thought some.

A troubling passage from Rowling’s 2014 novel The Silkworm was as soon as once more doing the rounds following this incident.

On a lighter notice, others are nonetheless caught on that bizarre revelation about Hogwarts’ lack of bogs.

Let’s all agree that Hermione Granger wouldn’t help her creator on this.

There is likely to be extra help for Depp lately, given additional particulars which have come out towards Amber Heard, so some could also be behind her backing the actor, however Rowling’s obvious transphobic views are unlikely to be forgiven any time quickly. Just like the tweet above reminds us, although, her creations stand other than the writer, so we will nonetheless benefit from the Wizarding World with out condoning Rowling’s opinions.

To finish on one thing happier, then, you’ll be able to watch a wide range of stars studying chapters of Harry Potter and the Thinker’s/Sorcerer’s Stone throughout lockdown each Tuesday.

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