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JK Rowling faces unprecedented criticism from fans of two of Harry Potter’s biggest websites for his comments on transgender rights.
The British author was criticized last month (June 20) after questioning the idea that “sex is not real” in a series of tweets, which LGBTQ + activists have condemned as transphobic – comments that ‘she explained later but refused to retract in a long blog post.
Those who run The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet fansites have since released statements saying they will no longer post Rowling photos or links to his website, as well as avoiding naming the author in the titles, if possible.
“While it is difficult to denounce someone whose work we have admired for so long, it would be wrong not to use our platforms to counter the damage they have caused,” the statement said. “Our position 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 binary.
“We stand alongside Harry Potter fans in these communities, and while we will not tolerate the mistreatment that JKR has received for spreading its views on transgender people, we must reject its beliefs. ”
The website managers also state that they will only cover Rowling’s books, not his personal life, beliefs or charitable activities.
The stars of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises, based on Rowling’s literary works, which condemned the author include Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne. However, its publishers and its literary agency supported it.