J.Okay. Rowling has addressed the backlash to her previous feedback about transgender folks.
Over the past two years, the Harry Potter creator has generated widespread controversy with quite a lot of remarks that many have perceived as transphobic.
Now, talking in regards to the backlash in a brand new podcast, Rowling has claimed that followers “profoundly” misunderstood her perspective.
Within the upcoming podcast, The Witch Trials Of J.Okay. Rowling, the author says (by way of Selection): “What has me lately, notably on social media [is when fans say], ‘You’ve ruined your legacy. Oh, you could possibly have been beloved perpetually, however you selected to say this.’ And I believe: ‘You could possibly not have misunderstood me extra profoundly.’”
In a trailer for the podcast, Rowling says: “I by no means got down to upset anybody. Nonetheless, I used to be not uncomfortable with getting off my pedestal.”
J.Okay. Rowling attends the World Premiere of “Incredible Beasts: The Secrets and techniques Of Dumbledore” at The Royal Pageant Corridor on March 29, 2022 in London, England. CREDIT: Dave J Hogan/Getty Photos.
The Witch Trials of J.Okay. Rowling, which is hosted by Megan Phelps-Roper, is described as an “audio documentary that examines a few of the most contentious conflicts of our time by the life and profession of the world’s most profitable creator.”
Within the interviews performed by Phelps Roper at Rowling’s dwelling in Edinburgh, Scotland, the creator “speaks with unprecedented candor and depth in regards to the controversies surrounding her – from guide bans to debates on gender and intercourse.”
The sequence additionally options interviews with Rowling’s supporters and critics, in addition to journalists, historians, “clinicians and extra.”
The seven-episode podcast sequence is about to launch February 21, with the discharge of the primary two episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and different audio platforms. The next episodes will likely be launched weekly.
Elsewhere, Hogwarts Legacy, the brand new open-world role-playing recreation set in Rowling’s Wizarding World, just lately launched the franchise’s first-ever trans character. The creator has no inventive affect on the sport, however does revenue from its gross sales.