J.K. Rowling canceled by Harry Potter fan sites over transgender views
J.K. Rowling has been canceled by two Harry Potter fan sites over transgender views.
The fan sites combined have more than one million Facebook fans.
Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet, unhappy over the author’s views on transgender people, made the decision to no longer write about her personal endeavors outside of her role in creating the fantasy world they love.
The Harry Potter author was accused of being transphobic in a joint statement put out by the sites.
“…we find the use of her influence and privilege to target marginalized people to be out of step with the message of acceptance and empowerment we find in her books and celebrated by the Harry Potter community”
“Our stance is firm: transgender women are women. Transgender men are men. Non-binary people are non-binary. Intersex people exist and should not be forced to live in the binary. We stand with Harry Potter fans in these communities. While we don’t condone the mistreatment [Rowling] has received for airing her opinions about transgender people, we must reject her beliefs.”
Last month, Rowling issued a personal essay in an attempt to explain her beliefs on transgender rights which did not go down well with LGBTQ+ community and its activists.
Four authors also quit Rowling’s literary agency after the company declined to issue a public statement supporting transgender rights.
I think it very unsettling that J.K. Rowling is under fire for telling her truth the way she sees it just because some people don’t agree with it.
Without her books, you wouldn’t even own a fan site in the first place. Her ingenuity got you that.
If you feel a tomato is a vegetable instead of a fruit, that’s alright with me. It is your opinion.
Just don’t come for me when I say a tomato is a fruit. It’s my opinion too, no?
We mustn’t all agree with one other; that’s life. But no one should be bullied into conformance over their beliefs.
Sadly, that’s what the world has become: bullying, canceling and firing anyone who has a contrary opinion from the acceptable “mainstream” version.
Do you think J.K. Rowling should be canceled over her transgender views by these Harry Potter fan sites? Tell us what you think in the comments.