After J.K. Rowling's controversial remarks about trans people, 'Harry Potter' fans are recycling a Minecraft meme and claiming pop stars wrote the book

People claim that celebrities like Britney Spears used "Harry Potter" instead of J.K. Rowling.
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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling recently came under fire again for writing a series of tweets and texts, many of which believed that she was a TERF or a radical feminist with exclusion and made her transphobic.
After the comments, people started joking that other popular characters like Britney Spears or even Daniel Radcliffe actually wrote the hugely popular "Harry Potter" novels - a meme format that Minecraft comes up with that fans are trying to find their favorites Protect by moving the authorship from a canceled authorship person to someone else.
However, some argue that jokingly assigning the books to another character doesn't force people to face problematic elements of the books themselves.
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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling recently came under fire again because of a series of tweets and an essay, which led many to refer to her as a trans-exclusive radical feminist or TERF. A statement she released to explain her "reasons for speaking out on gender and gender issues" only heightened the vitriol as she continued to campaign for controversial rhetorical transidentity. Celebrities and "Harry Potter" actors like Daniel Radcliffe called them out, and many called them tweets transphobic.
After her first set of tweets on June 6, there was another discussion as people were driven to separate the author from her beloved work. Twitter was soon filled with claims that a variety of pop stars and public figures - none of whom J.K. Rowling - actually wrote the popular series.
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Britney Spears signs copies of her international bestseller series Harry Potter under her pseudonym (1999)
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J k Rowling is canceled, so from now on we'll pretend Mariah Carey wrote Harry Potter
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j.k. Rowling is so embarrassed that we can only pretend that Daniel Radcliffe wrote Harry Potter
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The memes seem to have arisen from a dissonance between people's continued love for the Harry Potter books and their opinion that their statements were transphobic. After being canceled several times, as she discusses in her statement, there is an urge to separate her controversial reality from the fictional world of her favorite work.
This meme format is based on a meme started by a parody account of the virtual Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku. As early as March 2019, the report claimed that Miku had made "Minecraft" in place of game creator Markus "Notch" Persson, who, due to statements that were described as transphobic, sexist and otherwise, did not celebrate the 10th anniversary of 2019 "Minecraft" had been problematic.
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Shut up, transphobe. I created Minecraft
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Reply to @ blankname1_ @mikumiku_ebooks
Can't argue with science!
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From that point on, the format of the meme spread online. While originally associated with Miku, Minecraft, and Notch, the tactic was later applied to Rowling itself in December 2019 when she tweeted something critics said was transphobic.
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Hatsune Miku, creator of Harry Potter and Minecraft.
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The meme itself is now tied to problematic creators and was assigned to Rowling on an apparently as large scale as the original Notch call. It is no longer just Miku who wrote "Harry Potter". There are also Britney Spears, Valeria Marini, Ariana Grande and none or essentially a loved one who has not been canceled as often as Rowling.
However, many argue that the distraction from Rowling's transphobic comments by pretending not to have written "Harry Potter" does not address problematic elements of the series itself, as well as the fact that she still makes money selling the books.
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Reminder because a lot of people have to hear it again:

- "Hatsune Miku invented Minecraft" works because none of the Minecrafts sales go to n * tch

- "Hatsune Miku wrote Harry Potter" does NOT work because all HP sales go to jk t * rfling

Just read another book. or play Minecraft
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Others have expressed concern (and have expressed concern in the past) that J.K. Rowling has not written "Harry Potter" does not allow people to be held accountable for anti-Semitic and racist portrayals in the books, arguing that it is impossible to separate the author and her work.
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@damnationparty
Miku Hatsune did NOT write Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe did NOT write Harry Potter. Make JKR responsible for your racist, transphobic, anti-Semitic and problematic work. Do not bind unproblematic people / symbols / companies to a fanatic. let them pay.
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When will people find out that the "Hatsune Miku Minecraft" works because while Notch is an asshole, Minecraft is harmless and has never thought about his beliefs.

in contrast to harry potter, where it is almost impossible to separate jkr from the book.
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The claim that other people, whether they are "Harry Potter" actors or virtual pop stars, wrote "Harry Potter" is a way of dealing with the problematic legacy of the author of a beloved work. Ultimately, however, it is impossible to separate the two. It is clear that Rowling's comments, as insider Canela López reported, had a devastating impact on the trans "Harry Potter" fans.
Continue reading:
J.K. Rowling may have created a fictional world where anything was possible, but its reality is much less magical
Trans 'Harry Potter' fans say they are devastated by JK Rowling's transphobia - but some say this is a distraction from violence against trans-blacks
J.K. Rowling wrote a statement explaining her "reasons for speaking out on sex and gender issues" and asking for empathy
"Transgender women are women": Daniel Radcliffe blames J.K. Rowling's comments and apologies to readers of 'Harry Potter' if their experience with the books is now clouded
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