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01/9Causes JK Rowling has taken a stand on
Although her declare to fame is writing Harry Potter, writer J Ok Rowling is an individual of sturdy opinions and decisions and her acts and actions are fairly pathbreaking.
Lately she expressed her views on transgenders and that brought on an enormous controversy, with many followers getting damage by her views, and a number of other folks overtly condemning her for her opinion. Many followers tried to disassociate her from her books and their enjoyment of them and a few Harry Potter fansites even eliminated mentions of her!
Whereas it is simple to dislike her because the environment dictates, it might be higher to take a look at her as a nuanced one that has at all times been vocal about her opinions and used her writing to precise it. That trait, alongside along with her beneficiant donations is what has made followers like her personally and never only for the books she wrote.
Listed here are another actions Rowling has taken which have gained her extra followers or ailing will:
02/9She donated £1m for Corona disaster
Yearly on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts(an incident in her books) she apologies for one of many characters she killed in her books. Nonetheless this yr she tweeted, “Immediately’s the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, however I’m going to be trustworthy and say that it feels inappropriate to speak about fictional deaths. Too many individuals are shedding family members in the true world.” and donated one million kilos to charity. Half to Disaster which helps homeless folks, and half to Refuge to assist victims of home abuse.
03/9Her anti-Trump tweets
Rowling has by no means been shy about her low opinion of Trump. She makes it clear on Twitter the place she ceaselessly replies cuttingly to his tweets, correcting his spellings and mocking what he stated. Her replies are normally witty and caustic.
04/9She made Hermionie black
Years after the Harry Potter ebook collection was over, she determined to return to the world and the characters, this time by way of a play. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Baby” runs on each Broadway and West Finish and led to at least one controversy exterior the plot.
Within the play casting she agreed Noma Dumezweni, a black lady, was an excellent alternative for Hermione. She identified in an interview with The Guardian that she by no means talked about Hermione’s pores and skin color however followers discovered a line that stated Hermione ‘turned white’, insisting it meant she was white.
“I had a bunch of racists telling me that as a result of Hermione ‘turned white’ — that’s, misplaced colour from her face after a shock — that she should be a white lady, which I’ve quite a lot of issue with,” Rowling stated. “However I made a decision to not get too agitated about it and easily state fairly firmly that Hermione could be a black lady with my absolute blessing and enthusiasm.”
05/9She donated books to a college in Kashmir
In 2018, a instructor in a faculty in Kashmir tweeted out an image of an essay a scholar, Kusum, wrote about Rowling, to the writer asking her to go to the college. Rowling replied to the tweet after which despatched a present field to the college that had books and different presents for Kusum and for her class together with a handwritten word for Kusum. The instructor posted footage of an excited class.
06/9She began Lumos and works in a number of charities
Lumos, is a global non-governmental charity (NGO), earlier often known as Kids’s Excessive Stage Group. She based it to place an finish to the institutionalisation of youngsters worldwide. She has additionally supported many different charities extensively over time like Comedian Reduction(For whom she has written books) like One Father or mother Households.
07/9J.Ok. Rowling fell off the Forbes billionaire listing because of her charity
An web meme claims Rowling was the primary particular person to fall off the Forbes billionaire listing because of her extreme charity donations. That is solely partly true as Britain’s excessive tax charges additionally contributed to it.
Rowling was declared one of many youngest folks on a Forbes listing of the world’s super-wealthy, with a internet price of $1 billion in 2004. By 2012 she fell off the billionaires listing for donating an estimated $160 million to charities.
Other than the above talked about she has donated extensively to A number of Sclerosis Society of Nice Britain(Her mom died of A number of Sclerosis so it is a deeply private trigger) and has donated to Maggie’s Centre for Most cancers Care, Dyslexia Motion, English PEN and Shannon Belief.
Picture: Rowling recieving the Ripple of Hope Award from Robert F Kennedy Human Rights. jkrowling.com
08/9Her psychological well being advocacy
Rowling has by no means shied away from admitting her personal psychological well being points. She was clinically depressed for some time and he or she even had suicidal ideas. She was at all times very open about what she went by way of and admitted how her emotions at the moment helped her create the dementors in her books. Many followers have resonated with the metaphor and her phrases on the matter and reached out to her for assistance on Twitter. Her responses have at all times been heartwarming and provoking.
09/9She made Dumbledore homosexual
Whereas many are offended by her emotions on transgenders, she did delight most of the homosexual neighborhood by saying that the sensible headmaster of Hogwarts was homosexual. When somebody commented they could not see him that method, she succinctly replied, “Possibly as a result of homosexual folks simply appear to be… folks?”
Although because the launch of the newest film, ‘ Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ the place Dumbledore is proven younger, along with his love curiosity alive, followers have expressed that they want his sexuality was higher highlighted and have been dissatisfied in her choice to not emphasise it.
She as soon as tweeted out the above picture to a fan.