J.K. Rowling is one of the most successful authors in the history of publishing. However, a statement she made about trans people two years ago is now backfiring on her. J.K. Rowling recently stated in a new podcast that she is not transphobic.

After the release of the renowned and now best-selling video game Hogwarts Legacy, the discussion of transphobes has suddenly picked up again. A lot of people made the decision to boycott the game in response to what J.K. Rowling stated about trans people two years ago.

After her remarks, the community has been split ever since. Others choose to boycott the game in favor of the trans community. Other trans people also choose to play the game in spite of what she said. Even many people didn’t care about politics and played the game like any other game.

Moreover, some supporters of the cause attempted to ruin the game’s conclusion on Twitter and other social media platforms in an effort to put off players. But with all those protests and ‘wars’ between communities, J.K. Rowling finally spoke out in ‘The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling,’ a podcast presented by Megan Phelps-Roper.


“I never set out to upset anyone. However, I was not uncomfortable with getting off my pedestal”.

J.K. Rowling responds to critics who claim she has “ruined her legacy” by saying, “You could not have misunderstood me more profoundly”. However, the podcast will be made available on February 21st. Rowling will attempt to make it obvious that she is not a transphobe. What’s your take on her remark? Keep checking Thirsty for more updates.

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Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma is a law student at Calcutta University. She writes for Thirsty for News, covering world news and entertainment. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.

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