Almost three years after causing controversy for her reactions to transphobic tweets and having publicly declared herself against the rights of trans people, especially trans women, now the English writer JK Rowling has admitted that she does not care that his legacy be tarnished by his controversial stance.
through the podcast The Witch Trials of JK Rowling (The witch trials by J. K Rowling), with the activist Megan Phelps-Roper, who does not intend to vindicate the writer, the author assured that her intention was not to make anyone angry and that she could not have been more misinterpreted deep.
Let’s remember that JK disappointed many of his followers and even the stars who gave life to the characters in his saga Harry Potter due to the way in which he has expressed himself about trans women, using dehumanized language and baselessly accusing them of harming cisgender women.
In an essay, the writer said that trans women were a danger to “real women”, as they were going to abuse the latter in the bathrooms. Furthermore, she dismissed the feelings of young trans people by saying that they are just people confused by adolescence.
However, recently, in the first episodes of the podcastWhen asked if she was concerned about her legacy, she replied that she does not care if she ruins it or not, because she will no longer be alive.
I don’t walk around my house thinking about my legacy. You know, what a pompous way to live your life walking around thinking, ‘What will my legacy be?’ Whatever, I’ll be dead. I care now. I care about the living.
It should be noted that in the first two episodes of the podcastthe presenter tried to equate the criticism that the author receives with the condemnation of the saga of Harry Potter by Christian fanatics, who accuse her of spreading witchcraft among children. This comparison is based on the fact that the writer has received threats from her followers who are not at all satisfied with the statements she has made about trans people.
In the synopsis of podcast It can also be read that said program “is an audible documentary that examines some of the most controversial conflicts of our time through the life and career of the most successful author of all time.”
JK Rowling speaks with unprecedented candor and depth about the controversies surrounding her, from book bans to debates about gender and sex. The series also examines the forces driving this moment in history through interviews with Rowling’s supporters and critics, journalists, historians, doctors and more.