Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is set to release on Amazon Prime tomorrow (January 1) and fans can’t help but go wild with excitement. From Daniel Radcliffe to Tom Felton, all of Potter’s fame will adorn this special reunion. However, the fandom is now confused whether Harry Potter author JK Rowling herself will attend the reunion or not.
Read on to find out if the author would join the HP cast for the reunion or not.
The answer to Harry Potter’s Fandom question is an emphatic no. Author JK Rowling will not be part of the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts. Yes, you read that right.
We’re not saying it, but according to Entertainment Weekly, author JK Rowling was indeed invited for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Returns To Hogwarts (reunion). However, the author herself chose not to attend.
According to reports, it is said that the author’s team “have determined that the writer’s archived comments are adequate.” Reports further state that “Rowling’s statements about trans people and the controversy surrounding them did not play a role in the team’s decision.”
Rowling’s absence from the special reunion was indeed a surprise. Many of them assumed it was HBO Max and Warner Bros. who didn’t want her to attend the reunion in order to avoid backlash due to her insensitive transphobic comments. However, it now seems that things are clear now.
For the uninformed, JK Rowling has been on the radar of the masses for her transphobic tweets and statements she made amid the pandemic. The author was recently seen making headlines for the same thing, as she recently slammed a portal for their poll on her, titled “Only Two Genres.” The Harry Potter novelist accused the portal of misquoting her statements.
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