Real-Life Quidditch Leagues Change Their Names To Quadball To Distance Themselves From J. K. Rowling After Transphobic Comments

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J. K. Rowling’s fantasy novel Harry Potter has become a brand. It’s such a famous novel and movie series that it is almost impossible to find someone out there who is absolutely clueless about the existence of this great and legendary franchise.

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Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

But just because the books are great doesn’t mean that the author is too. Admittedly, J. K. Rowling is an insanely gifted author but does that make her a good person?

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J. K. Rowling And The ‘Transgender Agenda’

J. K. Rowling has authored some of the best works in modern media. It is no lie that she has some incredible skills when it comes to putting her imagination on paper and thus, she is a very well-acclaimed author loved by many.

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J. K. Rowling

However, in July of 2020, J. K. Rowling made some questionable, offensive, and controversial comments on Twitter about the Transgender community.

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The world watched as the author retweeted an innocent post about providing special covid healthcare to people who menstruate amidst the global pandemic. Her comments were considered ignorant by her large fanbase constituting of youths who understand that gender identity is fluid and women aren’t the only ones who menstruate.

J. K. Rowling went on to mock the post, rhetorically wondering what people who menstruate were called, and followed that statement by offensively guessing the word.


The Harry Potter author wrote: “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

Of course, the fans did not hold back their snide comments, initially in disbelief of their favorite author’s transphobia.

The Journey From Quidditch To Quadball

In the Harry Potter series, there is a very famous sport played by the people in the wizarding world; Quidditch. The game is considered to be just as dangerous as it is fun and competitive.

Quidditch Representation According to The Novels And Movies

Inspired by the novels and movies, a real-life quidditch game was started and named Quidditch.

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However, amidst the controversies surrounding the creator of the game, J. K. Rowling, the U. S. Quidditch and Major League have announced that they have decided to rebrand the whole sport from Quidditch to Quadball, a decision which is widely considered to be an attempt to distance the sport from the backlash J. K. Rowling is facing (and very rightfully so, might I add).


The International Quidditch Association is also expected to follow the same path and consider a name change as well.



Written by Anvesha Krishna

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