For five episodes now, Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has had ample opportunities to speak out about her transphobic comments on social media as well as sharing posts from highly questionable profiles. The English speaking ones Podcast series The Witch Trials of JK Rowling allows the best-selling author to have her say in detail in order to present her point of view in detail. However, anyone who now thought that the writer would row back or even would excusewhich is wound crookedly.
JK Rowling – no regrets whatsoever
The creator of Harry Potter gives in the interview of the fifth episode of The Witch Trials of JK Rowling openly admits that she knew in advance that “many people who love my books would be extremely unhappy with me and my statements”. She also emphasizes again that she felt threatened in the course of the controversy and was concerned for her safety and that of her family.
JK Rowling also makes it clear that in the context of the controversy she “thinked very carefully and for a long time about the pros and cons and also listened to the other side”. “I promise,” she confirms her statement. However, who now believes a forgiving tone to be identified with the best-selling author, he sees himself deceived.
Regarding the transgender debate, she adds: “I am firmly convinced that there is something dangerous about this movement and that it needs to be questioned.” She knows that her tweets have the explosive power of a hand grenade on Twitter. She would have looked for a way to express her anger.
JK Rowling – Many fans are said to be appreciative of transphobic comments
The creator of Harry Potter is certain that despite numerous calls for a boycott (including against the video game Hogwarts Legacy, which takes place in the world of the sorcerer’s apprentice), an important one number of admirers still sticks by her. “In fact, a lot of Potter fans were grateful for what I wrote.” She confirms: “I stand by every word”.
Since 2018, the bestselling author has repeatedly attracted attention with statements hostile to trans. performers like Daniel Radcliffe or Emma Watson then clearly distanced themselves from JK Rowling. Other stars of the films, such as Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort, they took protection and expressed understanding. Based on JK Rowling’s recent statements, it’s safe to assume that the controversy surrounding her transphobia won’t die down anytime soon.