As a response to the controversy surrounding J.K. Rowling’s opinions on transgender matters, a transgender artist from Canada is removing the author’s name from Harry Potter books and reselling them without it.
Rowling was accused of being transphobic when she posted a message on Twitter in the year 2020 in which she objected to the usage of the word “people” rather than the word “women” to describe persons who menstruate. In her tweet, Rowling said that she believed the term “people” to be more accurate.
She then disputed that she was transphobic and published a blog post supporting her viewpoint; nonetheless, she has still been subjected to criticism because of that tweet and other statements that she made.
The artist Laur Flom is in the process of deleting her name from books that are related to the boy wizard. She will then give the books new covers and charge £140 for each copy.
It has been alleged that a portion of the profits is subsequently given to organizations that support transgender people.
In February, the young man, who is now 23 years old, said on TikTok that they intended the initiative to “engage critically and provide a choice to individuals who do still want to enjoy Harry Potter without supporting J.K. Rowling.”
They continued by saying, “A lot of people have been asking me what the purpose of this is or what anybody truly wins from my deleting her name from the books,” which indicated that the questioning was directed against them. To tell you the truth, this endeavor did not initially have a purpose or anything else that might be considered very profound.
“I began this project because I wanted to get even with you and because I was bored.”
But because of this platform and people’s interest in the books, it has become something that is giving exposure to the work of a trans-Jewish artist, and it will ultimately lead to payments being made to trans charitable organizations.
Additionally, Flom is said to have told SWNS that the goal is “to establish a secure area for fans to take consolation in the books.”