J.K. Rowling claims she is willing to do time in prison for her opinions on transgender persons.
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The author of the Harry Potter series has made numerous news stories throughout the years due to her divisive viewpoints.
She is worried that cis women’s experiences are being erased by trans women.
Rowling received a lot of flak for claiming that trans women will never be regarded as real women since they couldn’t go through puberty, have periods, or have to deal with other concerns that plague women.
The author, according to TIME magazine, thinks that persons who identify as transgender or non-binary are just misinformed about their gender or sex.
Naturally, there were many who disagreed with her viewpoint, and even several Harry Potter series celebrities spoke out against her.
Despite receiving death threats for her views, she isn’t giving up.
In fact, the author is content to even serve time in jail in order to propagate her viewpoint.
On X/Twitter, she shared a picture with the caption, “Repeat after us: trans women are women.”
‘No’ is what Rowling captioned the picture.
One commenter joked, “Vote Labour, get a two year stretch,” alluding to the party’s proposal to classify intentional gender misrepresentation as a hate crime.
I’ll gladly put in two years if the alternative is forced speech and forced denial of the truth and significance of sex, Rowling retorted.
They are praising her for her dedication to continuing her controversial narrative.
One fan said: “You are a brave and honourable lady.”
Another wrote: “JK would absolutely be running that joint.
When one supporter asked her where she would liked to be based in the prison she said the library, ‘obviously’.
“But I think I could do ok in the kitchens,” she added.
“Laundry might be a problem. I have a tendency to shrink stuff/turn it pink accidentally. Guessing that won’t be a major issue if it’s mostly scrubs and sheets, though.”
For the last several years, Rowling has promoted her fear of trans people, particularly trans women, and while she has lost a lot of her supporters, she has gained others who support her right to free speech.
However, such statement has harmed, angered, and poses a threat to transgender individuals worldwide and still does today.
HARRY POTTER DIRECTOR’S DAUGHTER WASN’T ALLOWED ANY LINES IN THE MOVIE DUE TO J.K. ROWLING’S ONE RULE
JK had one rule…do you know what it was?
Get ready for some behind-the-scenes magic from the world of Harry Potter! It turns out that even in the wizarding world, rules are rules, and J.K. Rowling had some strict ones. But don’t worry, this story is as enchanting as a spell from Professor Flitwick.
Remember the very first Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”? Of course, you do! Well, it turns out that Chris Columbus, the director who kicked off the entire magical movie franchise, had a secret up his sleeve. His daughter, Eleanor, had a role in the film. But hold on to your broomsticks because she wasn’t allowed to say a word!
You might be wondering why Eleanor had to keep mum on-screen. It all comes down to J.K. Rowling’s rulebook. You see, when Columbus and Rowling met, they decided that the entire cast should be 100 percent British. And Columbus was dead set on sticking to that rule. So, for the most part, the actors you saw in the Harry Potter films were as British as a cup of tea on a rainy day.
But Columbus had a soft spot for his daughter, and who wouldn’t want to see their kid in a wizard’s robe, even if they’re not from the UK? So, Eleanor got a special spot in the film as Susan Bones, a Hufflepuff student sorted by the Sorting Hat. However, there was one catch: she had to zip her lips and never utter a word. Why? Well, it was to keep her American accent under wraps. Imagine trying to hide an accent with a wand; it’s not as easy as it sounds!
Eleanor’s magical adventure on set lasted about 80 days, and during that time, she had to keep her vocal cords in check. According to Columbus, “She worked about 80 days. But she never spoke because, you know, the rule was if you’re not British, you can’t speak.” It’s almost like a spell had been cast to keep her hushed!
Now, here’s the real kicker. The rule about keeping the cast British was so strict that it even turned down a massive star who was itching to be part of the wizarding world. Can you imagine which superstar might have missed out on casting their spell? Well, that’s a magical mystery for another day.
So, there you have it, a delightful peek into the enchanted world of Harry Potter, where even the director’s own daughter had to stay mum to keep the magic alive. It just goes to show that when it comes to Harry Potter, the rules are as mysterious as the Marauder’s Map.
HARRY POTTER EXTRA SAYS DUMBLEDORE ‘SPAT IN HER FACE’ IN SCENE WHICH WAS CUT FROM MOVIE
Dumbledore did WHAT?!
A Harry Potter extra shared her “career highlights” on TikTok, including the late Michael Gambon unintentionally spitting in her face.
Eight films in the wizarding series, which are based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling books, have reportedly produced $7.7 billion worldwide.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were propelled to fame by the franchise, and over time, they have been transparent about their experiences on set.
Social media has allowed us to learn more about the experiences of the movie extras, and one former child star’s anecdotes have gone viral.
Samantha Clinch took to TikTok the day before Gambon passed away and, ironically, talked about the time she filmed a cut scene with the late actor.
Elouise Midgen, a student at Hogwarts, was subsequently cast in the part after being initially cast as an extra.
Clinch alleged that Gambon ‘spat in her face’ during the filming of the fourth movie of the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The fact that Gambon was standing close to her and delivering an emotional line made it clear that the occurrence happened by accident.
“Goblet of Fire there’s a moment where Dumbledore needs to announce that the dementors are coming and obviously this is absolutely terrifying, terrifying news for everyone involved,” Clinch recalled.
“But… Dumbledore being Dumbledore, there’s a lot, a lot at stake for him… Anyway, he comes over to the table that I’m at and puts his hand on my shoulder, looks at me directly in the face and said, ‘The dementors are coming!’”
Clinch explained that at this moment, the unfortunate incident happened – but she added that she now looks back at it fondly.
She added: “Quite literally frothing at the mouth… there was spit everywhere. I might have got it in my eye. Dumbledore spat in my eyes.”
The former child star then joked that Dumbledore may have had ‘one too many butterbeers’, commenting: “Good times. A career highlight, I’d say.”
The renowned actor passed away at the age of 82 just a day after Clinch talked about her cut scene with Gambon.
A statement on behalf of his wife Anne Miller and son Fergus Gambon read: “We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon.
“Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia.
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.”
A British University Is Offering A Full Degree In Magic
Will you become a witch or a wizard with this course?!
Hold onto your broomsticks and prepare to be spellbound because a British university is conjuring up a degree in ‘magic’ that’ll leave you feeling like you missed your acceptance letter to Hogwarts!
The University of Exeter, in a move that would make even Merlin raise an eyebrow, has unveiled its Masters program in Magic and Occult Science, and trust us, it’s more enchanting than a cauldron full of bubbling potions.
Now, you won’t need a feathered messenger to drop a letter down your chimney. The magic starts now, with applications open for this mystical journey, scheduled to kick off in September 2024. So grab your wands, folks!
What does this magical course offer? Well, it’s like stepping into Diagon Alley for the first time. Students get to dive deep into the fantastical realms of esotericism, witchcraft, ritual magic, occult science, and other enchanting subjects. It’s like having a Marauder’s Map to explore your specific interests in the enchanting history of magic.
But wait, it gets even better! This isn’t your typical classroom experience. Professors are like wizards from various realms, including history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, drama, and religion. It’s like having Dumbledore himself teach Defense Against the Dark Arts while Shakespeare gives you lessons on spellbinding prose.
Now, let’s talk about the courses on offer. You’ve got ‘The Western Dragon in Lore, Literature, and Art,’ ‘The Legend of King Arthur,’ ‘Philosophy and Psychedelics,’ and ‘Esotericism and the Magical Tradition.’ You even get to whip up your own magical thesis as part of your studies. Expecto researchum!
But it’s not all about mystical mumbo-jumbo. Professor Emily Selove, the brains behind this enchanting endeavor, reminds us that magic is more than just pulling rabbits out of hats. It’s a journey into the heart of society’s burning questions—decolonization, alternative knowledge, feminism, and anti-racism. Expect to find some real magic in those discussions.
And where will all this wizardry take place? At the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, where students will gather for monthly meetings and embark on fantastical field trips. Imagine studying magic in the shadow of ancient scrolls and ancient artifacts!
Professor Selove drops a truth bomb: “This MA will allow people to re-examine the assumption that the West is the place of rationalism and science, while the rest of the world is a place of magic and superstition.” So, it’s basically an epic quest to balance the scales of knowledge.
But what about career prospects? Fear not, aspiring magicians! This program isn’t just about turning you into the next Merlin (although that would be cool). It’s designed to equip you with skills for a wide range of professions. Think teaching, counseling, heritage preservation, museum work, libraries, tourism, arts, publishing, social justice, and even environmental think tanks. The possibilities are as vast as the Room of Requirement.
So, whether you’re dreaming of becoming the next Gandalf, a magical researcher, or simply want to add a sprinkle of magic to your career, the University of Exeter’s Masters in Magic and Occult Science is your ticket to a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Ready to unlock the secrets of the mystical universe? Find out more about this spellbinding course and embark on your own magical adventure here!