Two of the biggest fan sites of Harry Potter distanced themselves from the author Joan Rowling because of the attitude towards transsexuality, BTA reports, quoting Reuters.
The websites “The Leaky Cauldron” and “Mugglenet” have announced that they will no longer post links to the British writer’s personal website, use her photographs or write about her achievements, except for those related to the Wizarding World created by her works.
In a joint statement, the two sites said Rowling’s views on “marginalized people are inconsistent with the messages of acceptance and empowerment we find in her books that inspire the Harry Potter community.”
Last month, the writer wrote an extensive essay on her own research and beliefs on transgender issues, including examples in which she said some of the demands of transgender people were a threat to women.
The statement of the fan sites points out that they do not approve of the bad attitude regarding the expression of Rowling’s personal opinion, but reject her views.