JK Rowling’s credit barely features in new Fantastic Beasts trailer amid ongoing transphobia line
Airbrushing the movie she helped write: JK Rowling’s credit barely appears in the trailer for new Fantastic Beasts movie after an ongoing transphobia line that saw her “canceled”
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JK Rowling’s credit barely appears in the new Fantastic Beasts trailer amid an ongoing transphobia line that saw her undone.
The “Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore” trailer released yesterday features captions “Warner Bros. Invites You” rather than “JK Rowling Invites You” used in previous teasers.
Rowling’s name appears in a minor release note at the end of the new trailer, although she co-wrote and co-produced the film, which is slated for release in April 2022.
It comes amid the latest row over the Harry Potter writer’s comments on transgender rights after slamming Scottish police for saying they would record rape by offenders with a penis as committed by a woman if the abuser “identifies as a woman”.
Rowling responded to Police Scotland by tweeting: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. The convicted person who raped you is a woman.”
His comments were a nod to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopian novel about a regime that manages to reverse the truth to control its people.
JK Rowling’s name has been “erased” from major credits in the trailer for the new Fantastic Beasts movie slated for release in April 2022
The author, 56, was charged with transphobia after mocking an article online in June 2020 that used the words “people who are menstruating” instead of “women.”
She then defended herself against the allegations in a heated essay, but continued to face criticism.
In September 2020, she faced new calls of transphobia after it was revealed that the villain in her latest book, Troubled Blood – written under Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith – is a male serial killer who is dress as a woman to kill her victims.
An early review of the 900-page Daily Telegraph book – in which the reviewer states that “the moral of the book seems to be: never trust a man in a robe” – sparked an immediate backlash online.
Following the comments, Harry Potter cast Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne, who stars in his films Fantastic Beasts, criticized the author for his comments.
Harry Potter cast Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe (pictured with Rowling in July 2011) slammed the author for his comments
And in March, Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the beloved film series, admitted he felt he had to stand up for transgender people following Rowling’s remarks.
He said that although he was “not an authority” in the debate, he felt he had a responsibility to speak out for the trans community because “the silence is stronger”.
And Rowling is a notable absence from Harry Potter’s upcoming 20th anniversary reunion in light of her opinions.
A statement said it would star stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint – who have not made a public appearance together since the premiere of the last franchise premiere, Harry Potter and the Relics of the Deathly Hallows. death, part 2, in July 2011, as well as filmmaker Chris Columbus, who directed the blockbuster film.
But the release does not mention the person responsible for the creation of the characters, author JK Rowling, who has been criticized for his views on transgender people.
They said Rowling will be shown in archive footage from the premiere of the first film, but will not make another appearance on the special.
JK Rowling is a notable absence from Harry Potter’s upcoming 20th anniversary reunion in light of his opinions, though stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will appear