It’s hard enough for the Harry Potter franchise to completely rid itself of its author’s views. For better or for worse, whether readers, viewers, and players care or not, JK Rowling is far from retracting a series of opinions that have been described as transphobic, and she of radical feminist or TERF. However, the author is not affected in the least, as she has acknowledged in an interview with The Witych Trials of JK Rowling podcast that collects the weekly NME.
For starters, he doesn’t care about the impact his statements may have on the Harry Potter legacy. Specifically, he states that “I don’t walk around the house thinking about my legacy all the time every day. That would be an extremely pompous and vulgar way to live life, wouldn’t it? Go around thinking: ‘What will my legacy be?'”
And sentence: “I do not care, sooner or later I will be dead. I only care about the present, now, I am interested in those who are alive.” That is to say, JK Rowling doesn’t care too much what the public thinks of the Harry Potter franchise, because his conscience, as it were, is calm. In fact, she goes so far as to say that “I never set out to bother anyone. However, it did not bother me to get off my pedestal.”
‘Hogwarts Legacy’ is finding very few commercial setbacks on its way: it has become a real bomb in sales (12 million units and 850 million dollars in revenue in just two weeks) and critics have hailed it as an excellent sandbox . However, Rowling’s fame weighs heavily and is an uncomfortable topic for Warner, which has already released more than one statement distancing itself from the author. Something that, as she herself is making very clear, could not be more indifferent to her…
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