‘Imagine Harry Potter Without JK Rowling’ Campaign Goes Viral and Fans Angry Over Creator Ban

A Harry Potter ad has gone viral for imagining the franchise without JK Rowling
A Harry Potter campaign that excludes JK Rowling goes viral (Pic Credit: Facebook/JK Rowling, Harry Potter logo)

The New York Times has launched a Harry Potter campaign, but JK Rowling is not involved. One of the biggest franchises around the world, The Wizarding World began with the publication of the first book by Rowling, The Sorcerer’s Stone, in 1997. The books were made into a movie starring Daniel Radcliffe in the title role.

Emma Watson took on the role of Hermoine Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. Recently, the cast and crew celebrated the 20th anniversary since the first film was released via a reunion special. Fans, as excited as the actors were, gathered to reminisce about the past on the sets of the eight HP films.

Now, a New York Times Harry Potter campaign has caught the attention of fans because JK Rowling, the genius behind the wizarding world, isn’t included. The author was also absent from the reunion and her clips from old interviews were used. For the inexperienced, Rowling has publicly expressed her views that were considered transphobic due to her insinuation that trans women are not women.

As reported by Giant Freakin Robot, the New York Times campaign is going viral on Twitter by those who saw it on the subway as an electronic billboard. The campaign was allegedly done to promote independent journalism. It has a woman on it and it says, “Imagining Harry Potter Without Its Creator.”

Many people have expressed their opinion about not including JK Rowling in the ad campaign. While there was one person who expressed support for this decision, there are many who do not. Check out some of the responses below:

It seems that the Harry Potter fans don’t like the New York Times campaign because they claim that there will be no HP without JK Rowling. Share your thoughts on this with us!

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