Harry Potter fans vow to boycott HBO TV series over JK Rowling’s views on trans debate

Harry Potter fans have been left divided after it was revealed their favourite wizarding franchise is set to be re-imagined as a TV series – with some vowing to boycott the show over creator JK Rowling’s views on gender identity. The eight Potter films grossed more than £6billion at the box office between 2001 and 2011 and launched the careers of Daniel Radcliffe (Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley).

But that hasn’t stopped them joining the criticisms of Rowling, 57, in recent years as she became the subject of controversy regarding her views on issues relating to transgender people. The mother-of-three has endured a backlash after voicing concerns that dismissing biological sex in favour of focusing on gender identity would harm women’s rights.

And while some fans are keen to see ‘all the details that were missing’ from the films brought to life in a new TV series, others fear it will be tainted due to some of the controversy that still surrounds Rowling.

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