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Hogwarts Legacy faces renewed criticism for inclusion of antisemitic tropes

Now that people have seen the game, they have even more concerns.

On Feb 9, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Hogwarts Legacy’ faces new backlash over Harry Potter’s first trans character Sirona Ryan

The character's name is under fire, prompting comparisons to tone-deaf 'Harry Potter' names like Cho Chang.

On Feb 7, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Anti-trans activist praised by J.K. Rowling says police detained her over ‘malicious’ posts on Kiwi Farms

She's a verified user on the controversial platform.

On Oct 4, 2022 by David Covucci

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J.K. Rowling’s new book faces criticism for its depiction of online harassment

'The Ink Black Heart' is a crime thriller about a YouTuber who is harassed by her critics, inviting parallels with Rowling's experiences on Twitter.

On Sep 1, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Cis people don’t get it’: Rowling’s anti-trans views under fire amid ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ pre-orders, sparking debate among ‘Harry Potter’ fandom

'...tells COMPANIES that they can still pay MONEY to TRANSPHOBES..'

On Aug 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Distancing itself from J.K. Rowling, real-life Quidditch changes its name to Quadball

Competitive quadball leagues will now have more freedom to pursue sponsorships and broadcast deals.

On Jul 21, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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J.K. Rowling endorses transphobic documentary by alt-right commentator Matt Walsh

Rowling's tweets illustate the overlap between transphobic feminism and the misogynist far-right.

On Jul 11, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Several references to Harry Potter books were removed from ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’

The book now uses a bunch of different pop culture references.

On Jun 20, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Why did Katherine Waterston’s Tina Goldstein vanish from the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise?

Fans are speculating that Waterston's role was cut from 'The Secrets of Dumbledore' because she supports trans rights.

On Mar 9, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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A live-action ‘Harry Potter’ TV show is reportedly in development at HBO Max

It's in the 'very early stages' of development, according to a report.

On Jan 25, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Harry Potter’ fans on TikTok are satirizing J.K. Rowling’s one-dimensional characters

'If J.K. Rowling made an X character' is a new meme format.

On Oct 14, 2020 by Audra Schroeder

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Pete Davidson, who has 6 ‘Harry Potter’-themed tattoos, calls out J.K. Rowling for transphobia on ‘SNL’

Davidson said he 'didn’t know that J.K. Rowling was going to go all Mel Gibson' when he got the ink.

On Oct 11, 2020 by Alexandra Samuels

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Warner Bros. Games head says J.K. Rowling has the right to her transphobic ‘opinions’

The author was discussed during a company call.

On Oct 1, 2020 by Michelle Jaworski

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Eddie Redmayne shows support for J.K. Rowling amid transphobia

Rowling is a billionaire with 14 million Twitter followers.

On Sep 29, 2020 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Studio distances itself from J.K. Rowling after ‘Harry Potter’ game announcement

People are encouraging their followers not to buy the game.

On Sep 17, 2020 by Michelle Jaworski