For a couple of years, JK Rowling, writer of the original Harry Potter books, has been in the eye of the hurricane due to her statements against transgender people and the LGBTQIA+ community. While many fans believe that her reputation was damaged in the wake of the controversy, she cares little.
The British author launched a new podcast called The Witch Trials of JK Rowling, in which she is about to talk about the recent controversies surrounding her and other topics related to the magical world that she created in her book series. There, she spoke about the impact that her statements ―classified by many as transphobic― had on her legacy.
JK Rowling “doesn’t care” what they think of her
The podcast is hosted by activist Megan Phelps-Roper, who asked the novelist if she fears that the things she said about the LGBTQIA+ community and transgender people will affect the way she will be viewed for years to come. To the surprise of many, the author revealed that it is not an issue that worries her.
“It doesn’t matter, I’ll be dead. I don’t walk around my house and think about my legacy. It would be a very presumptuous way to live to walk around and think about: ‘what will my legacy be?’ I don’t care, I’ll be dead. I care about now; the living,” replied JK Rowling.
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In the podcast, the Harry Potter author reaffirmed that her intention was never to upset people with her statements, although she defended her right to share her opinion and views on various topics.
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The JK Rowling and Hogwarts Legacy controversy
Although the controversy that revolves around the writer was present among fans who enjoy Harry Potter books and feature films, in recent months it has reached the gaming industry and gained strength thanks to the launch of Hogwarts Legacy, the latest video game based on in the magic franchise.
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Since before the release, a group of players came together to organize a boycott and affect the sales of the game from Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software. In addition, they protested in very creative ways on Steam and other spaces such as forums, social networks, etc.
The boycott escalated in intensity and some users lashed out at Twitch for allowing live broadcasts of Hogwarts Legacy. In a similar vein, they upset streamers who were playing the title on the platform.
Despite these efforts, the game is a smashing success on all fronts. It made a strong debut and broke records on Steam, as well as conquering markets in Europe, Japan, and more.
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