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Museum removes JK Rowling from Harry Potter exhibit for being a ‘cold, heartless, joy-sucking entity’

Museum removes JK Rowling from Harry Potter exhibit for being a ‘cold, heartless, joy-sucking entity’

Project manager Chris Moore said they got rid of any trace of the author ‘to reduce her impact’.

The Museum of Pop Culture has airbrushed JK Rowling out of its Hall of Fame.

The museum announced that traces of the billionaire author had been removed from the Harry Potter exhibit due to her display of ‘super hateful and divisive’ views on gender.

Project manager Chris Moore, who is transgender, revealed the museum’s decision to remove her in a blog post that said: “There’s a certain cold, heartless, joy-sucking entity in the world of Harry Potter and, this time, it is not actually a Dementor.

“We would love to go with the internet’s theory that these books were actually written without an author, but this certain person is a bit too vocal with her super hateful and divisive views to be ignored.”

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He added that curators had removed her artefacts from the gallery ‘to reduce her impact’.

“It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s what we were able to do in the short term while determining long-term practices,” he continued.

According to Deadline, the Harry Potter display remains at the museum without mentioning the author and her success.

Rowling was inducted into the Museum’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2018.

However, after expressing her ‘transphobic’ views on social media and essays, the author quickly tarnished her legacy.

In 2020, Rowling sparked criticism over her definition of womanhood and concerns about gender identity after she retweeted an op-ed piece that discussed ‘people who menstruate’.

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“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” she said of the article.

She added in a series of tweets: "If sex isn't real, there's no same-sex attraction. If sex isn't real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.”

"It isn't hate to speak the truth. The idea that women like me, who've been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they're vulnerable in the same way as women-i.e., to male violence-'hate' trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences-is a nonsense,” she continued.

Following her remarks, several Harry Potter actors spoke out against her, including Daniel Radcliffe, who issued a statement via The Trevor Project.

“Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo [Rowling] or I,” he penned.

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