The author of the “Harry Potter” books, J.K. Rowling, is being criticized by some for her views on transgender rights. A woman named Stacy Henley, who works at a website about video games called “The Gamer,” appeared on BBC Radio to talk about a new game called “Hogwarts Legacy.” Some activists are trying to stop people from playing the game because they think Rowling has a platform to spread harmful views about transgender people.
Henley said that she wouldn’t be covering the game because it gives Rowling a chance to spread her views, which she believes are transphobic. The host of the show didn’t challenge Henley’s views, and this made a women’s rights group called For Women Scotland upset. They complained to the BBC, and the broadcaster apologized for not doing a better job of checking Henley’s claims.
For Women Scotland said that the BBC needs to be ready for similar comments in the future and have a counter-argument ready. There’s a belief that Rowling is “transphobic” and that anything she is connected to should be ignored or destroyed. However, many people believe that Rowling is not hateful towards transgender people and that she simply has different views.