Harry Potter author JK Rowling has used a new podcast to address the backlash over her controversial comments, saying she doesn’t care what her legacy might be.
JK Rowling criticises ‘black-and-white’ thinking
JK Rowling has warned against “black-and-white thinking”, urging people to “think again, look more deeply” in a podcast which is set to address the backlash over her comments about the transgender community.
The Harry Potter author, 57, appears in a new series, The Witch Trials Of JK Rowling, and the first two episodes were released on Tuesday.
Rowling has been criticised for her staunch views on gender identity, explaining that she was partly motivated to speak out because of her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault, but has strongly denied accusations of transphobia.
In the second episode, author and activist Megan Phelps-Roper who hosts the podcast, examined the impact of the Harry Potter books, which were criticised by some Christian groups in the US .