JK Rowling’s name almost completely erased from Fantastic Beasts trailer


JK Rowling attends the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them World Premiere 2016. (Getty / Ben Gabbe)

JK Rowling’s name has been almost completely deleted from the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

The trailers for the first two films in the Harry Potter spinoff series – fantastic beasts and where to find them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) – prominently heralded Rowling’s involvement

But in the new trailer, released Tuesday (December 14), his name is inscribed in nearly unreadable handwriting, right at the very end.

The trailer’s release came shortly after Rowling once again started spitting anti-trans sentiment on Twitter.

On Sunday, December 12, the author linked an article in The temperature on the Scottish police chief insisting that force would not harm trans people accused of rape, in connection with a proposed self-identification law.

Rowling commented, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is a force. The convicted person who raped you is a woman.

She was charged with gushing “constantly cherry-picked transphobic vitriol”, and two days later the Fantastic beasts the trailer has almost entirely erased his name.

Since the last time a Fantastic Beasts movie hit theaters, Rowling has found herself embroiled in controversy after controversy over trans rights.

In 2019, she expressed support for Maya Forstater, a tax researcher whose contract was not renewed after she upset colleagues with her anti-trans comments, insisting that Forstater was “forced” out of her job. work “for stating that sex is real”.

In 2020, she denounced inclusive language in an article on menstruation, before publishing an essay attempting to defend her anti-trans views.

In the essay, she suggested that gender dysphoria stems from mental health and trans rights issues associated with Donald Trump, incels and pornography.

JK Rowling has repeatedly denied that she is transphobic.

Fantastic Beasts stars have stood up to JK Rowling and declared their support for trans rights

Katherine Waterston, star of the Fantastic beasts A series featuring the new film, slated for release in April, has spoken of resisting JK Rowling’s anti-trans views.

In July she said The independent that he “felt important to communicate my position” on trans rights and support for the trans community because of his connection to Fantastic beasts.

After Rowling produced her notorious essay against trans rights, Waterston took to Instagram to share a Guardian article titled: “Trans Women Are No Threat To Cis Women, But We Threaten Them If We Make Them Outcasts.” “

She highlighted sentences from the article, including: “Sorry, you can’t be a feminist if you aren’t for everyone’s human rights, including the human rights of other women.” “

Her Fantastic Beasts co-star Eddie Redmayne said Variety last year: “Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative, and over the years I have constantly tried to educate myself… I don’t agree with Jo’s comments.

“Trans women are women, trans men are men, and non-binary identities are valid.

“I would never want to speak for the community, but I know my dear transgender friends and colleagues are tired of this constant questioning of their identity, which too often results in violence and abuse. They just want to live their lives in peace, and it’s time to let them go.


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