J.Okay. Rowling says feedback have been ‘profoundly’ misunderstood
“Harry Potter” writer J.Okay. Rowling, practically three years after publishing a sequence of tweets that was extensively thought-about transphobic, is stating in a brand new podcast that she “never set out to upset anyone.”
“What has interested me in recent years, particularly on social media,” Rowling mentioned within the trailer for the podcast, which debuts Feb. 21, “is when fans say, ‘You’ve ruined your legacy. Oh, you could have been beloved forever, but you chose to say this.’ And I think: ‘You could not have misunderstood me more profoundly.’”
This isn’t the primary time Rowling has tried to make clear sentiments she believes have been misunderstood.
In June 2020, she revealed a prolonged essay on her web site titled “J.K. Rowling Writes about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues.” The essay was not effectively obtained and prompted “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” franchise stars Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne to talk out in solidarity with the transgender group.
“Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are,” Watson tweeted. “I want my trans followers to know that I and so many other people around the world see you, respect you and love you for who you are.”
The upcoming podcast, “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling,” is produced by the Free Press, the unbiased media firm based by Bari Weiss. Weiss is the New York Times op-ed author who resigned from the paper in 2020 with a scathing letter posted on-line alleging she had been bullied by her colleagues for “Wrongthink.”
The Free Press describes “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling” as an audio documentary that “examines some of the most contentious conflicts of our time through the life and career of the world’s most successful author. In conversation with host Megan Phelps-Roper, J.K. Rowling speaks with unprecedented candor and depth about the controversies surrounding her — from book bans to debates on gender and sex.”
“The series also examines the forces propelling this moment in history, through interviews with Rowling’s supporters and critics, journalists, historians, clinicians, and more.”
“I never set out to upset anyone,” Rowling says within the podcast trailer. “However, I was not uncomfortable with getting off my pedestal.”
The sequence is hosted by Phelps-Roper, a former prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church, identified for its excessive abhorrence of homosexual individuals and for picketing on the funerals of fallen troopers and homosexual males and at Ground Zero post-9/11.
According to her bio, Phelps-Roper severed her ties to non secular extremism in 2012 and has since used her experiences “to work with schools on anti-bullying campaigns, with law enforcement organizations investigating deradicalization, and with tech companies on the intersection of safety, free speech, and the value of dialogue across ideological divides.”
When “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling” begins subsequent week, it may be discovered on Spotify, Apple Music and most different audio platforms.