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“Truly, There is No God Here”: Harry Potter Fans Call J. K. Rowling Simps Cockroaches After WB Studios Stands By Author

The British fantasy fiction author, J. K. Rowling rose to prominence between 1997 and 2007 when she published a several volumes of the children’s fantasy series titled Harry Potter. The literary franchise was soon adapted into a mega-successful movie adaptation by the Warner Bros. Studio and has since been in production of the making and distribution of Harry Potter universe films.

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J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels

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The author has had her fair share of troubles over the past few years. Although Rowling rose in popularity among fans and the entertainment world as one of the most creative minds, she landed in several controversies after publicly making transphobic comments. Her actions were widely condemned throughout social media and by the industry.

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PR Firm Denies Association of Warner and Rowling

During the expansion of the “Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter” attraction in London, the franchise actor Tom Felton who plays antagonist Draco Malfoy in the films was present to unveil the opening of Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse. In the several media parties present there, Sky News had taken the opportunity to ask Felton about the author.

Tom Felton
Tom Felton stars as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise

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During the press event, the Sky News reporter asked Felton, You and the other stars of the film are still very much the face of the franchise if you like. We speak to you and hear from you guys… J.K. obviously has sort of more of a back seat now. Is it strange for her not to be around at things like this?”

The external PR firm subversively skipped over the question and in a later statement sent to Sky News via email stated: “J.K. Rowling is not connected to Warner or Tom Felton, the team felt it was not relevant to the piece.”

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Warner Bros. Supports J. K. Rowling Amid Media Cacophony

The external PR representative had acted on behalf of Warner Bros. Studio when asked for the question to be skipped. However, although that did not conclusively demonstrate any suggestion of the breaking of all ties between Rowling and the Studio, it did raise concerns due to their ongoing collaboration with the Fantastic Beasts franchise screenplay.

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J. K. Rowling at HBO Max promotion event of Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary

In association with the recent occurrence at the London tour attraction press event, Warner Bros. surprisingly released a statement that countered the one issued by the PR firm:

“Warner Bros. has enjoyed a creative, productive and fulfilling partnership with J.K. Rowling for the past 20 years. She is one of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, and we are proud to be the studio to bring her vision, characters and stories to life now — and for decades to come. On Monday, a statement was issued by a third-party media agency that appeared contrary to this view. The statement was wholly wrong, and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London regrets it happened as part of a media event that day.”

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Fans have been sorely disappointed, to say the least, at the Studio for their indifference toward condemning J. K. Rowling.

J. K. Rowling has been in association with the Studio even after her public anti-trans comments. Her statements related to people who menstruate had been received with widespread backlash and criticism, with franchise lead actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint publicly condemning her sentiments.

Source: Variety

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.