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Harry Potter HBO Special

  • 20-12-2021 7:31pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,042 ✭✭✭

    Wasn't sure whether to put this in film or TV but given it will inevitably end up in a debate about the series, I thought it was best here:

    I grew up with the books, films and follow the talk even now, mostly dominated by JK's trans comments. I'm looking forward to this immensely, hopefully they won't need a mediator like Corden.

    Edit, sorry I've no idea how to add YT videos on the new site.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,718 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mr.S

    Good imo, her comments over the last few years have really tainted her.

    She created the Harry Potter world, but I don’t really see what value she would bring to this special.

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,065 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    Fair enough but the actors involved shouldn’t want to be involved in a universe created by someone they presumably disagree with then. You can’t have it both ways IMO.

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,718 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mr.S

    I think all 3 of the main cast have voiced disagreement with her comments / views over the last few years.

    The films brought her world to life, I think it’s much more about them vs the original book author.

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,065 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    And without her books then there’d be no films so you can’t disconnect the two however much they want to. It’s the selective outrage that annoys me and depending on who the person is people will justify it. It’s funny how some people can “grow” from saying and doing horrible **** but some can’t. Either everyone should be held to the same standard or nobody is.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,042 ✭✭✭The White Wolf

    I'm happy for JK to continue having the influence she has as on the property with WB as long as what she produces is quality.

    I think she probably knows now she has to greenlight something that will please the fans beyond Fantastic Beasts.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭BruteStock

    The things Rawlings says aren't remotely as bad as issusing rape and death threats. Nothing she ever said is as cowardly and scummy and doxing her home address to millions on social media

    Musk recently tore wokeness to pieces. The veil has dropped and exposed the woke movement as hate as harassment. It's days are numbered

  • Registered Users Posts: 345 ✭✭orecir

    No JK Rowling reeks of the 21st century liberal woke agenda

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,065 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    The moment I decided I was going to not take everything in good faith was the Jessie smollett fiasco when people were tripping over themselves to tweet that they stood with him and all along it was this warped publicity stunt because his career wasn’t going the way he felt it should go, so he staged a racist and homophobic attack to get sympathy. People go on and on about equality and so they should because people should be free to live how they want and nobody is above or below anyone else imo. However, equality of that kind should also apply to equality of consequences. Maybe that’s an over simplistic view of it but it can’t be a selective outrage. Call balls and strikes.

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,718 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mr.S

    It really doesn’t. She appears in it via archive footage and is referenced throughout, seemed to be enough.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,051 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy

    Apparently it was Rowling's own decision not to be involved.