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, JK Rowling excluded from Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary celebration due to past tweets criticizing transgender people

Harry Potter series writer JK Rowling was banned from the 20th celebration of the Harry Potter film because of her tweets about transgender people.

HBO Max announced Tuesday, November 16, that it would bring together the cast and crew of all eight Harry Potter films for a special retrospective entitled “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Returning to Hogwarts.”

The press release states that it will see stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, who have not appeared together since the premiere of the franchise’s most recent premiere, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, in July 2011 are and filmmaker Chris Columbus, who directed the blockbuster film.

The press release, however, omitted JK Rowling, who is responsible for creating the Harry Potter characters.

According to TMZ, sources say Rowling will appear in archival footage from the making of the first film but will not appear again in the special.

In June 2020, JK Rowling took to Twitter to criticize an opinion piece that called women ‘people who menstruate’ instead of using the women.