The author of the famous Harry Potter saga, JK Rowling’s name, was erased from the title of the Boswells School of Performing Arts in Chelmsford, Essex, England, discriminating against her after having adopted it as a tribute to her work.
This manifestation of censorship is another occasion the British writer has been harassed since she clearly expressed her opinions on transsexuals and, in general, on the controversial gender ideology, according to the Daily News on Jan. 4.
The school argued that it heeded requests from students and staff members to review the association with the author’s name because of her “comments and viewpoints surrounding trans people,” despite previously highlighting qualities of hers such as “self-discipline.”
In initially choosing the author as emblematic for the institution, the director-Stephen Mansell called her the author of “the much-loved series of seven Harry Potter novels.”
And, further, the institution stressed, “Rowling states that success takes constant practice, self-discipline and requires us to get up when we fail and try again.”
However, not all parents agreed with the removal of JK Rowling’s name. In this regard, one of them considered, “This is censorship—JK Rowling is a good example of achievement through adversity.”
He added: “Not everyone thought she should go, a lot of schools seem to be doing the same thing at the moment sadly.”
Rowling, 56, began being accused of transphobia after commenting on an online article in June 2020 that used the words “menstruating people” instead of “women.”
Last week she wrote: “Small but important point: I’ve never said there are only two genders. There are innumerable gender identities,” responding to a claim on a U.S. website that she believed there were only two genders.
She added: “The question at the heart of this debate is whether sex or gender identity should form the basis of decisions on safeguarding, provision of services, sporting categories and other areas where women and girls currently have legal rights and protections.”
Rowling was excluded from the recent celebration of the 20th anniversary of the famous Harry Potter saga, which was attended by the most prominent characters of the cast.
The cause of the exclusion is that Rowling “provoked negative reactions from the trans community after saying that transgender people should define themselves by their biological sex,” according to the left-leaning Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 16.
For author John Nolte, Rowling was blacklisted because she does not share the ideology of “The left-wing fascists at Warner Media,” the multinational entertainment corporation owned by AT&T.
He explains, “She refuses to be bullied and gaslighted by this ludicrous transsexual voodoo that demands we believe men can menstruate and have babies; that simply by saying so, a person can magically change sex.”
He also considers “It is outrageous to blacklist artists (or anyone) over any political belief, much less one grounded in the science of biology,” and that those who agreed to attend the celebration betrayed the creator of the series.