transphobia, nazis, wizard game, terf lady, cis bullshit 

If for some ridiculous reason you insist on giving 70€ to a transphobic fascist, an antisemitic studio and a right-wing lead developer (the Potter game) – WHY WOULD YOU TELL THIS TO YOUR TRANS FRIEND?

Yes please tell me more about how you prioritise childhood nostalgia over not funding genocidal fascists who want me dead, I would love to hear more!


transphobia, nazis, wizard game, terf lady, cis bullshit 

also no i am not a "hater", i am someone who would like you to stop giving money to one of the most wealthy, influential, nazi-funding bigots of our time and wants you to grow a fucking spine and stand up against transphobia, antisemitism and racism, even if that means not getting a new video game.

J.K. Rowling, long post, read and show it to your cis friensd, boosts welcome 

I'm gonna need cis people to understand that J.K. Rowling is not a neutral/good/apolitical person with a bad habit. She is an evil, actively harmful agitator who has been a, if not the, central figure of laundering and libwashing a ultra-far-right hate and terrorist movement, whose hatespeech has encouraged very real, very deadly violence, who has served as inspiration and justification to fascists world-wide, both Putin and the Republicans, who has an immense wealth which she most likely uses to fund said hate movement as well, who has been a vocal supporter of openly fascist and anti-semitic ideologues (such as Magdalen "Soros funds the transes" Berns), who has lent massive amounts of publicity and credibility to far-right figures and those who openly collaborate with the far-right, and who has been quoted verbatim by fascist Republicans in their campaigns for deadly anti-trans bills.

She not your nice aunt who's a little weird. To put it in terms HP fans understand, she's not Molly Weasley, she's Bellatrix Lestrange. She is a key figure of the anti-trans movement that has acted as a vanguard for the fascist resurgence. She has been directly co-responsible for spawning the conspiracy theories you now see on Tucker Carlson and Libs of TikTok. She has spear-headed the campaign that has sabotaged the GRA reform. She has praised far-right ideologues such as self-described theocratic fascist Matt Walsh.

She is a fascist enabler. Treat her as such. Treat her like Orson Scott Card or Varg Vikernes. Don't buy her shit. She's got riches to last her several lifetime, and spare change to fund a dozen fascist movements without ever running out.

fuck liberal feelgood shit 

Oh and speaking of "not just a nice person who gets weird about a minority": your uncle/aunt/cousin/father who starts railing against mexicans/jews/sinti/women/blacks/muslims/gays after a few beers? He's not a good person either.

J.K. Rowling, long post, read and show it to your cis friends, boosts welcome 

@amberage "Treat her like Varg Vikernes" yes thank you totally stealing this!

@amberage completely agree, but what exactly does she have to do with Putin, if I may ask?

@derpapa69 after the invasion of Ukraine, he quoted her, saying the west wanted to unfairly cancel Russia just like they had cancelled Rowling

J.K. Rowling, long post, read and show it to your cis friensd, boosts welcome 

@amberage slight amendment: she isn't beletrix she's umbridge. She thinks she's doing good, but she's actually aiding the people she claims to be against.

hp posting 

@anoraktrend i would absolutely contest the idea that umbridge thinks she's doing good. she thinks she's putting all those worthless undermenschen in their place to restore order to the minister's empire. she thinks she's doing the right thing, but imo umbridge is someone who thinks goodness is a pathetic concept for hippies.

J.K. Rowling, long post, read and show it to your cis friensd, boosts welcome 

Stop pretending JKR has some kind of magical anti-trans superpower.

Also I've read almost every book she's written. Not a single shred of anti-trans rhetoric in it.

@feld You could just have said "block me" and saved us both some time :)

Why? I will gladly stand up for your rights to exist.

J.K. Rowling, long post, read and show it to your cis friensd, boosts welcome 

She gave £1m to "Better Together" Campaign when Scotland had referendum on leaving UK.
The funds for Project Fear told voters they would be forced to leave the EU, paid Cambridge Analytica for their Facebook algorithms to target individual voters with secret adverts. They broke rules on dark money and overspending as a Brexit dry-run.
She's in the far-right lawful evil camp on so many issues.

@stella tbfh i wouldn't touch the new potter game with a ten foot pole even if she wasn't a raging bigot. from what i hear, it's trash in and of itself (alt-right lead dev, antisemitic tropes galore in the plot, etc). i wouldn't even want to pirate that.

cis people grow a fucking spine challenge.

@amberage @stella my partner and i used to really like playing the Lego Harry Potter games… but we haven't done that in at least two years, cuz just seeing the game leaves a bad taste in our mouths.

nostalgia re: transphobia, nazis, wizard game, terf lady, cis bullshit 

@amberage Meanwhile I'm left wondering whether I can escape my childhood nostalgia...

If I want to experience The Disney Renaissance, Middle Earth, Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield as Spiderman, Patrick Stewart's Professor Xavier, Hogwarts, etc, etc again I can do so anytime I want. Home video is a thing!

Modern cinema echoing 1980s/90s/00s is not enticing me into theatres. I've got a projector!

transphobia, nazis, wizard game, terf lady, cis bullshit 

@amberage like, none of that is surprising, but… it's… like…a lot.

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