All it took for JK Rowling to demolish her haters was a single tweet about the upcoming HBO Harry Potter show, which HBO claims will faithfully follow the books.
Posting about the upcoming show on Twitter, Rowling said, “Dreadful news, which I feel duty bound to share. Activists in my mentions are trying to organise yet another boycott of my work, this time of the Harry Potter TV show. As forewarned is forearmed, I’ve taken the precaution of laying in a large stock of champagne.”
As background, Rowling is a feminist who has enraged the transgender lobby with her refusal to fully support them. That started when, in response to a woman being fired for arguing that sex is real, Rowling said, “Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?
#IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill” She has since stuck by that stance on Twitter, further engaging the far-left.
That has led to even conservatives sticking by her, despite her generally left-wing views, as a partner in the resistance to the transgender mania. Robby Starbuck for example, commenting on the “#IStnadWithMaya” tweet, said, “Can’t believe I’m defending you but you’re right. You can’t fire someone for believing in simple biology. Sex is sex & it’s determined at birth. People can identify later, I don’t begrudge them doing what makes them happy as an adult but you can’t force everyone to deny science.”
As a result, whenever some new Harry Potter media is announced, they freak out, claiming it’s “anti-trans.”
Such was the case with the upcoming Harry Potter show, with the usual suspects losing their mind over Rowling assisting HBO in producing the show, For example, a reporter named Sean Collins said, “If you interview an actor or filmmaker or executive involved with the Harry Potter tv show and don’t lead with a question about JK Rowling leading a hate group you’re done, over, out of the art club.”
Surprisingly, however, Max stuck by her and its decision to bring her on to help with the show. Casey Bloys, chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content, said:
“J.K. is an executive producer, and her insights will be helpful. We are in the Harry Potter business. The TV show is new and exciting, but we’ve been in the Harry Potter business for 20 years; this isn’t a new decision. We’re comfortable being in the Potter business. J.K. is a very online conversation … It’s very nuanced and complicated and not something we’re going to get into. Our priority is what’s onscreen. The Harry Potter story is incredibly affirmative and positive about love and acceptance, and that’s our priority, what’s on the screen.”
Rowling released a statement as well, saying, “Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I’m looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long-form television series.”
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