Warner Bros. defended Harry Potter Author JK Rowling In New Statement

After a press release said they were no longer associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. issued a new statement defending her.
Warner Bros. has released a new statement supporting Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling despite the criticism she continues to face. After first becoming famous for writing the renowned children’s fantasy book series, Rowling has been under fire in recent years for her divisive views on sex and gender and for supporting individuals who have transphobic beliefs, such as Maya For starter. Additionally, Rowling has come under fire for her remarks on same-sex couples and her apparent anti-feminist ideas.

Despite these disputes, Rowling has continued to collaborate with Warner Bros. to expand the Wizarding World series, including the Fantastic Beasts movies. The Harry Potter prequels are anticipated to span five films; Rowling wrote the first two of them and co-wrote the most current one with franchise veteran Steve Kloves. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the Fantastic Beasts franchise’s future, it doesn’t appear that Rowling will be leaving the company anytime soon.

Tom Felton spoke with Sky News about a new addition to the Warner Bros. studio tour in London. Still, the interviewer was interrupted when she talked about J.K. Rowling and her controversies. The interview’s publicists released a statement claiming that the author was no longer associated with Felton or Warner Bros. Since then, Warner Bros. has defended Rowling and stated that their partnership is still going strong in a statement provided to Variety. See the information from the studio below:

With J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. has had a 20-year creative, fruitful, and fulfilling cooperation. She is one of the most talented writers in the world, and we are honored to be the studio bringing her ideas, characters, and tales to life now and in the years to come. On Monday, a statement that seemed to refute this viewpoint was released by another media outlet. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London regrets that it occurred as part of a media event that day because the assertion was false.

Many Harry Potter fans who have since turned against the author owing to her divisive views will disagree with Warner Bros.’s defense of the author. The Trevor Project published an essay by Daniel Radcliffe in which he asserted that “Transgender women are women” and claimed that neither he nor Rowling had the necessary knowledge to make any statement to the contrary. He defended her in his 2021 Netflix special, The Closer. Daniel Radcliffe is just one of many Harry Potter stars who have criticized Rowling’s opinions. Nevertheless, many well-known people have backed the author of the Harry Potter series, including Ralph Fiennes, who played Voldemort, who termed the backlash “disturbing,” and Dave Chappelle.

With her noteworthy absence from the Harry Potter reunion special and Kloves filling in to co-write the script for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, many viewers concluded that WB was separating itself from Rowling recent years. WB has emphasized that the Harry Potter author’s absence from the HBO Max special was due to her refusal to participate in it, much like their recent statement in support of the author, while simultaneously continuing their work on expanding the franchise based on her works. Although it would be intriguing to see how this connection between Rowling and WB continues amongst her continuing difficulties, the most recent Fantastic Beasts film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike and underperformed at the box office.

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