The HBO Max Harry Potter reunion made it clear that J.K. Rowling was not directly involved by flashing a disclaimer every time the author briefly appeared, informing the audience that her interviews were filmed back in 2019 — before she kicked the woke, transgender activist beehive by stating that biological women are women and calling out those who disagree.
In Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts — which aired on Saturday — Rowling was seen only a handful of times during the nearly two-hour special, and only appeared in archival footage.
“Rowling probably amounts to no more than 30 seconds of screen time in the feature-length special,” Vulture noted.
References to Rowling were also scant, as cast members and directors only mentioned a few anecdotes about the Harry Potter author’s involvement in filming and production of the eight blockbuster films.
Rowling, HBO, and Warner Bros. have stayed quiet about the reasoning behind her absence, although an HBO spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times that producers had approached Rowling for an interview, but failed to explain whether she refused to have an interview or if the footage had been thrown out.
Instead, the spokesperson reportedly said producers felt the old interview footage featuring Rowling was “adequate.”
While the HBO spokesperson did not clarify the reason for Rowling’s absence and the sparse references to the author, it follows her calling out transgender extremists in recent years.
While Rowling herself is an ardent liberal and a self-professed feminist, she has nonetheless been under attack by radical left-wing and transgender activists ever since she said in 2020 that only women can menstruate.
In November, the Harry Potter author revealed that she has received “so many death threats” after a group of “activist actors” posted a photo revealing the address of her home in Scotland.
Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, have also all publicly distanced themselves from Rowling after she dared speak about biological facts.
Radcliffe, who starred as Harry in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series, proclaimed that “transgender women are women,” and said that he is “deeply sorry for the pain” allegedly caused by Rowling.
Watson has also reacted to Rowling’s comments, tweeting the following:
Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020
Grint also turned on Rowling after she cited the scientific fact transgender women are unable to menstruate, claiming, “Trans women are women,” and “Trans men are men.”
The woke mob has also also now labeled Rowling a “TERF” (trans exclusionary radical feminist), a term referring to feminists who are considered too “radical” for even left-wing activists, as they do not believe that a biological man is a woman.