Heartstopper actor attacked for participating in Harry Potter project: “JK Rowling’s mistake”


Sebastian Kroftknown for playing Ben Heart stopperresponded to the criticism it received for being part of the video game Hogwarts legacy. The negative reaction to the actor happened because of the anti-transposition of JK Rowlingauthor of the Harry Potter books.

Through a series of tweetCroft explained that he supports the trans community, as well as not understanding the controversies that surrounded the writer when he was asked to be part of the game many years ago.

“I was cast in this project over 3 years ago, when Harry Potter was just the magical world I grew up with for me. This was long before I was aware of JK Rowling’s views. I really believe that trans women are women and trans men are men.”

“I know a lot more now than I did 3 years ago and I expect to learn a lot more in the next 3 years. I am so sorry to anyone who has been hurt by this announcement. There is no LGB without the T,” he concluded.

Croft was chosen to voice a playable character Hogwarts legacy. Since the initial announcement began a campaign to boycott the game, it was not intended to give more visibility to productions coming from Rowling.

In addition to her anti-tolerance, Rowling has been charged several times with funding institutions and other anti-trans groups.

Harry Potter star supports LGBT+ cause

JK Rowling’s positioning hurt many LGBT+ fans of the Harry Potter franchise. Some have continued to consume franchise merchandise but deny Rowling’s existence. While others have completely relinquished the franchise even though it is an important part of their lives.

In an interview for the indie thread, Daniel Radcliffe shared how it hurt to see Harry Potter fans hurt by the author’s comments.

“The reason I felt like I had to say something when I did that was because, especially since I was done with Potter, I’ve met so many queer and trans kids and young people who have a huge Potter identification. about this. And so, when I saw them hurt that day, I wanted them to know that not everyone in the franchise felt that way. And that was very important”.

Hogwarts legacy is an open world RPG in which the player plays as one of the students of the Hogwarts school of magic. Quests consist not only of learning magic, but also of fighting dark wizards and other dangers.

Netflix has been renewed Heart stopper however, for the second season, the premiere date was not revealed.

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