The OAO "STFU JK Rowling" thread

Fall of Epic

Epic Reine
So famed Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been saying all kinds of problematic shit about the trans community for the past week or so.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/jk-rowling-antitrans-statement

Both Eddie Redmayne and Daniel Radcliffe have spoke out against her:

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/eddie-redmayne-jk-rowling-anti-trans-tweets-harry-potter-fantastic-beasts-1234630226/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/entertainment/daniel-radcliffe-responds-jk-rowling-trans-tweets-trnd/index.html

So, how long before Harry Potter is cancelled (can't say I was ever a fan)?
 

cobainwasmurdered

CWM
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She's a terrible human being and she's been doing this for years from what my friends who follow her have bene saying. I was neve into HP so this doesn't bother me beyond seeing how it effects people which is always sad.
 

King Kamala

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I think its worse cause Harry Potter has (or had) a lot of LGBT fans so I think that makes JK Rowling being a huge transphobe even worse.
 

Big Beard Booty Daddy

Canadian Destroyer213
She's a horrible person, but as far as the movies go, it shouldn't effect how people view them. They are great movies, and the cast and crew worked hard on them. As far as the books go, just by them second hand so that she doesn't get money from them. I think she'll be "cancelled" before people should cancel Harry Potter, at least the movies.
 

HarleyQuinn

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I'm not surprised as JK's been horrible for a long time even going back to the first Fantastic Beasts where she basically said that Dumbledore being gay (ya know, the infamous statement made AFTER the books were made), which would have also been a massive public film positive portrayal for a lead character, was an aspect which would not show up in the actual film(s). Going back, a lot of her 'alterations' to Harry Potter's lore and canon has been questionable and done for the sake of filling in stuff nobody needed to know because JK knows the HP universe is her windfall.
 

Lord of The Curry

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She's trash for making the comments but the idea that somebody who at some point had a net worth in the billions is going to be "cancelled" is some straight up laughable shit. If she stepped away from the spotlight and literally did and said nothing for the rest of her life she's going to be living an extremely comfortable life. There are plenty of famous works of literature that are purchased frequently whom we know were authored by garbage human beings so I don't think the HP series or franchise is going to suffer too badly in the end.
 

tekcop

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People I know have been saying she's a transphobe for years, so it's nice she finally came out and made it fully public. She also spread a lot of the Corbyn and Labor antisemitism rumors on her social media during the last British elections.
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
I saw that her and Bari Weiss and Noam Chomsky signed a letter calling for the end of cancel culture LOL.

I'd expect JK and Bari Weiss to sign something dumb like that. I'm a little disappointed in Noam but dude has got to be in his nineties now so he may be finally getting senile (CW: AGEISM).
 

tekcop

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Trump winning the election turned Chomsky into media lib #573. It's been sad to watch.
 

King Kamala

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Yeah I mean he has always been a free speech absolutist. Bari Weiss is probably an upgrade in terms of company to keep over holocaust deniers.
 

The Valeyard

Sha la la la, man.
The sheer arrogance of everything she's done is mindblowing. Even right down to putting her fucking name on it instead of a pen name to make totally sure she alienates everyone. Book should just be terf'd.
 

Fall of Epic

Epic Reine
I'm legitimately curious on what my friends think of this. I know several die-hard Harry Potter fans who are also extremely liberal-minded. Wonder if they chucked her books in the trash or are trying to justify her horrible opinions.
 
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