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'Dreadful news, which I feel duty bound to share': JK Rowling mocks people agitating for boycott of 'Harry Potter' television series
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'Dreadful news, which I feel duty bound to share': JK Rowling mocks people agitating for boycott of 'Harry Potter' television series

Author J.K. Rowling of "Harry Potter" fame appeared to poke fun at those who would agitate for a boycott of an upcoming television series based on the books.

"Dreadful news, which I feel duty bound to share. Activists in my mentions are trying to organise yet another boycott of my work, this time of the Harry Potter TV show. As forewarned is forearmed, I've taken the precaution of laying in a large stock of champagne," Rowling tweeted. In another tweet she noted, "I actually don't like champagne much."

A "Harry Potter" television series is slated to be created and eventually made available on Warner Bros. Discovery's upcoming streaming service called Max. Rowling "will serve as executive producer," according to a press release.

"Max's commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I'm looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long form television series," Rowling said, according to a press release about the series.

Rowling has been a target of the of the proponents of radical leftist gender ideology.

"I'm concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing numbers who seem to be detransitioning (returning to their original sex), because they regret taking steps that have, in some cases, altered their bodies irrevocably, and taken away their fertility," Rowling wrote in a 2020 essay.

"So I want trans women to be safe. At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman ... then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside," she wrote.

Discussing a "Harry Potter" video game, freelance journalist Katelyn Burns has claimed that by playing the game, people would be "boosting the profile and bottom line of the Potterverse, and therefore helping to endanger the lives of trans people. I'm not saying you have to or even should boycott the game. It's a free country, you can do what you want. But your trans friends will definitely notice you playing the game and readjust their trust levels with you accordingly," Burns wrote.

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