All it took for JK Rowling to demolish her haters was a single tweet about the upcoming HBO Harry Potter show, which HBO claims will faithfully follow the books.
Posting about the upcoming show on Twitter, Rowling said, “Dreadful news, which I feel duty bound to share. Activists in my mentions are trying to organise yet another boycott of my work, this time of the Harry Potter TV show. As forewarned is forearmed, I’ve taken the precaution of laying in a large stock of champagne.”
As background, Rowling is a feminist who has enraged the transgender lobby with her refusal to fully support them. That started when, in response to a woman being fired for arguing that sex is real, Rowling said, “Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill” She has since stuck by that stance on Twitter, further engaging the far left.
As a result, whenever some new Harry Potter media is announced, the usual suspects freak out, claiming it’s “anti-trans.” Such was the case with the HBO show, with people freaking out when HBO brought her on to help produce it. HBO then stuck by her and Rowling released a statement as well, saying, “Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I’m looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long-form television series.”
And even as outrage over her refusal to back down to the left has built, Rowling has refused to surrender. In fact, she’s continued speaking about the issue on her podcast, “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling,” where she gives her thoughts on present issues in society and culture. According to the description of the podcast, “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling is an audio documentary that examines some of the most contentious conflicts of our time through the life and career of the world’s most successful author. In conversation with host Megan Phelps-Roper, J.K. Rowling speaks with unprecedented candor and depth about the controversies surrounding her—from book bans to debates on gender and sex. The series also examines the forces propelling this moment in history through interviews with Rowling’s supporters and critics, journalists, historians, clinicians, and more.”
Speaking on that issue during a recent episode of her podcast, Rowling said, “I can only say that I’ve thought about it deeply and hard and long. And I’ve listened, I promise, to the other side. And I believe, absolutely, that there is something dangerous about this movement, and it must be challenged.” Angry leftist Harry Potter fans have raged against Rowling, who they feel has betrayed them, “I’m constantly told that I have betrayed my own books, but my position is that I’m absolutely upholding the positions that I took in ‘Potter,’” Rowling continued. “My position is that this activist movement in the form that it’s currently taking, echoes the very thing that I was warning against in ‘Harry Potter.’”
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