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It's so cringe and sad really how many people are like "Harry Potter was my life, but now that JK Rowling kills and eats transkids, I'll never touch the books again".

I commented there, talking about my experience but also taking the time and space to praise her for what she's done not just with the books but also with her charities and foundations. I wonder if anyone is going to dismiss that and remind me that she's a TERF?

It's so cringe and sad really how many people are like "Harry Potter was my life, but now that JK Rowling kills and eats transkids, I'll never touch the books again". I commented there, talking about my experience but also taking the time and space to praise her for what she's done not just with the books but also with her charities and foundations. I wonder if anyone is going to dismiss that and remind me that she's a TERF?

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[–] Althea 15 points Edited

Now now. Have some empathy. There are few things more traumatic than discovering that an author you loved as a child understands basic reproductive biology!

They still consume Harry Potter they just seethe the whole time. I love JKR but I have never understood the fanatical obsession people had for the franchise, to the point where they feel more contempt for her than they do pedos, rapists and murderers.

Immature, shallow people. Consumers in habit and mind. Read another book and move on, damn.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: it's pathetic that a media franchise is this important to them.

Lots of authors and creators are terrible people. But Rowling is the only one who's work gets this level of vitriol (as in every positive mention of her work has to come with a disclaimer that she's a TERFy piece of shit). Strange how a woman with some feminist views gets this treatment but men who have LITERALLY RAPED AND ASSAULTED PEOPLE don't.....

I loved the books but I don't understand the hate she gets. Even before she started talking about trans issues for some reason in my friend group it was trendy to hate on HP. Like people were saying they were badly written (by people who hadn't read them). Literally everyone that has mentioned how badly written they were didn't pay attention or only watched the movies.

It's so dumb. Do they expect literature nobel prize worthy books in the children/ya section? If someone doesn't like it, there are other books on the market. I think they are fairly good, love the story and of course the structure isn't overly complex in a book for 10y+ olds.

I've generally considered the HP hate to be people responding to how popular it is (and how they're obviously superior for avoiding it) or people trying to distance themselves from the things they loved as a kid. Like that stretch of adolescence where everything becomes painfully uncool. Kind of figured that mindset playing out on social media probably looks a lot like the anti tags.

I love that my local bookshop has a huge, decorated display of Harry Potter books - all the time.

Ah yes, the hateful JKR who is so awful the only reason she isn't a billionaire is because of all the money she's given to charity. 🤔

I've seen people compare her to rich pedos/rapists whenever her charities were brought up. In the 'just because she donated to charity doesn't mean she's not evil' way.

But. Like. You cannot tell me that writing snarky tweets and an essay suggesting that some trans people aren't really trans and could be predators (it was honestly a really mild stance...) is equivalent to literally assaulting children.

It shows just how mild a crime those people think raping children is that they compare Rowling to those men.

I wonder why Azalea Banks never got that amount of hate although she published some ultrabases turboterfy tweets which were also completely anapologetic.

Azalea is pure, unfiltered chaos and above all else, TRAs and genderspecials are cowards. They avoid poking that bear because she doesn’t give a fuck.

Ironically, JKR’s poise and mild stance made her more of a target. They’re just bullies.

I think maybe because she had already pretty much been canceled by then.

I didn't go through the whole thing, but this thread is pretty positive from the top https://archive.ph/Q87hz

On Twitter today most tweets are fully supportive, but are carefully avoiding the trans issue, unless someone comes along and complains about all the love she's getting when she's really part of an evil TERF cabal dedicated to sacrificing trans people to Satan. Then people do leap to her defence, in one or both of two ways: (1) this is irrelevant to the books; and anyway (2) it's a lie.

Very supportive of Harry Potter but her post also has a lot of people criticising her for not only tweeting about Roe v Wade

Very supportive of Harry Potter but her post also has a lot of people criticising her for not only tweeting about Roe v Wade

How very dare this British woman not chime in on American politics!! I won't know how to feel about abortion until Rowling tweets about it!!!!

She's tweeted about abortion rights in the past so it is surprising she hasn't said anything yet. She's a Scot, of course, but lots of non-Americans are chiming in about it.

I think it would be surprising if she was tweeting about politics on the 25th anniversary of Harry Potter. I hope she’s celebrating!