‘Imagine Harry Potter Without JK Rowling’ Campaign Goes Viral, Fans Angry For Excluding Creator


A Harry Potter campaign excluding JK Rowling goes viral (Photo credit: Facebook/JK Rowling, Harry Potter logo)

A Harry Potter campaign has been launched by The New York Times, but it does not include JK Rowling. One of the biggest franchises around the world, the Wizarding World, began with Rowling publishing the first book, The Sorcerer’s Stone, in 1997. The books were turned into films starring Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role.

Emma Watson reprized the role of Hermoine Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. Recently, the cast and crew celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first film’s release with a reunion special. Fans, as excited as the cast, gathered to reminisce about the good old days on the sets of all eight HP movies.

Now, a New York Times Harry Potter campaign has caught fans’ attention because it doesn’t include JK Rowling, the genius behind the wizarding world. The author was also absent from the meeting and her excerpts from old interviews were used. For the uninitiated, Rowling has publicly expressed her views which have been seen as transphobic due to her insinuation that trans women are not women.

As Giant Freakin Robot reports, the New York Times campaign went viral on Twitter by those who spotted it on subway trains as an electronic billboard. The campaign was reportedly conducted to promote independent journalism. It depicts a woman and reads: “Imagine Harry Potter without its creator”.

Many people have expressed their opinion about not including JK Rowling in the ad campaign. Although there was one person who supported this decision, there are many who did not. Check out some reactions below:

It seems Harry Potter fans don’t like the New York Times campaign as they claim there will be no HP without JK Rowling. Share your thoughts on this with us!

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