The BBC has apologized to British writer JK Rowling for the second time in a month. The author of “Harry Potter” was accused of transphobic opinions in the live program dedicated to the latest events. He writes about it Term.
The attacks were made during a discussion about the Hogwarts Legacy computer game in the Harry Potter universe. The transgender woman said she boycotted the game because the game is used to “fund the anti-transgender movement.”
Author and broadcaster Carrie Marshall agreed, adding that Hogwarts Legacy had a negative impact on their safety and that many transgender people were concerned about the game.
The BBC considered viewer complaints for discussion. The channel said in a statement that the discussion was not up to editorial standards: “The debate centered on the issue of gender identity and claims were made about the views of JK Rowling. We acknowledge that the participants presented their opinion as fact.”
Remember that the films of the series “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” have been removed from the libraries of Russian online cinemas. They have not been available since February 1, 2023. The reason is the expiration of Amediateka’s contract with Warner Bros., which released the Harry Potter films.