Throughout the campaign against the game Hogwarts Legacy, we have told you that according to the very people who call for a boycott of the Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software title, its purpose is a call not to support JK Rowling, who is the creator of Harry Potter, the world in which the video game is set. Campaign that was born in support of the LGBTQ + community since it has classified the writer as a transphobic person, due to several attacks on trans people that she herself has published on her Twitter account.
A term that has been given to thousands of media outlets around the world, who, when reporting on the controversy surrounding Hogwarts Legacy, say that it is because Rowling is considered a transphobic woman, like the world-renowned BBC, who should have apologized to the writer for the second time in less than a month.
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This since during a broadcast of the Good Morning Scotland radio program, belonging to a division of the BBC, the controversy between the game and the writer was being discussed, where a transgender woman told them on the air that she had boycotted Hogwarts Legacy because it was being used to “fund the anti-trans movement.”
Statement to which writer and broadcaster Carrie Marshall responded by saying that: “This is having a measurable effect on the lives of trans people and potentially on our safety as well. I think that’s why so many trans people are concerned about this game.” Words that led to several complaints from the BBC audience, which led the communications giant to issue a statement, saying that the debate “did not meet editorial standards.”
“The debate touched on the issue of gender identity and statements were made about JK Rowling’s views. We accept that the show did not dispute these claims and acknowledge that our contributors gave their opinion as fact,” the BBC said.
Apologies that were delivered despite the fact that during the discussion, a player said that Hogwarts Legacy could be bought without supporting the writer, since according to him it was “possible to separate the artist from the art”. Something that, as we said, happened for the second time in less than a month, since due to a similar discussion on the BBC Radio PM program, a transgender player attacked Rowling, leading the medium to receive around 200 complaints about the program. and for which they should apologize to the writer.
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