J.K. Rowling || Discussion

Hello all you lovely people!

These past few months have been rough. Thank you all for waiting for me and supporting me during my mental health crisis! I appreciate every single of you.

As I get back into the swing of things, please bare with me and my blog because wordpress took away the classic editor and now I don’t know how to change things to my liking XD

I wanted to come back with a discussion post because it has been heavy on my mind for these last two months. I’m sure it’s already been talked about but if you haven’t heard, J.K. Rowling as been in and out of the spotlight for her transphobia. Although I’m not transgender myself, I strongly believe in treating everyone how I would want to be treated. I view every single person as a real living human being. The Harry Potter changed my life in so many ways and to find that the creator of this amazing world made hurtful comments about the transgender community destroyed me.

So many people on the book community were hurting which in turn, caused me to hurt. To find out someone you look up to isn’t who they seem to be is hard. There were, and still are, some people who are looking down on people for still reading the Harry Potter series. This was also hard because I was currently rereading the entire series via audiobook. I shut down. I’m currently listening to Deathly Hallows and I feel uncomfortable saying that because I don’t want people to think I’m a terrible person.

It’s taken me two months but I’m trying to separate the creator from the creation. Learning about J.K. Rowlings thoughts about the transgender community made me want to stop reading Harry Potter forever. When I thought about stopping, it ripped a hole in my heart because Hogwarts has always felt like home.

I have decided to still read the Harry Potter books because I own them; however, I will no longer continue to purchase them to complete my collection of multiple books. I will also no longer to buying Harry Potter merch. I don’t have her to take any more of my money.

I feel so much better getting all of that off my chest. I will come back with happier content soon.

Amber

2 thoughts on “J.K. Rowling || Discussion

  1. It’s good to hear from you again.

    I accept and support transgender people 100%. The things J.K. Rowling’s has said about them makes my stomach turn.

    But I also think there’s value in separating art from its creator if you’re able to. So you’ll get no pushback from me about enjoying Harry Potter. I still consider myself a fan of that world, too. 🙂

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