If you’re interested in participating in the Harry Potter Challenge, read this post here! Each day I will be posting a question for that day for the next 30 days. When I reach day 31, I will release all 30 questions in a single post with links to all of my answers. Follow along each day with your own post or feel free to wait until the entire challenge has been released and take it on whenever you like! Be sure to link back to the master post at the end or link back to each post for each day.
Day 28 – Rowlings’ Annual Apologies: What would you change about the series?
We all know that every year, Rowling apologizes for killing a character or tells us that she wanted to do XYZ and regrets ABC. Unfortunately, This 30 Day Challenge came at possibly the worst (or best?) time. Rowling has once again made me personally ashamed to love Harry Potter. Her comments against the trans community have truly hurt me and my loved ones. We all have felt as though Harry Potter welcomed those who felt different, who are different, and gave us a place to belong. Rowling is trying to rip that away, but I refuse to let her. This is an unfortunate instance where I am choosing to separate the art from the artist, or, in this case, the author from the series.
So what would I change about the series? I wouldn’t bring someone back from the dead, nor would I change any of the characters. No, I would change the author. As far as I am concerned, Daniel Radcliff wrote Harry Potter, and you can’t make me believe otherwise now. If you’d like to find ways to still love Harry Potter, but take Rowling out of the equation, I highly recommend checking out The Gayly Prophet Podcast on Instagram where you can find ways to stop supporting Rowling while still representing your Hogwarts House.
What would you change about the series? Let us know in the comments below OR take on the challenge yourself and link back to this post so I can see your answer!
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