JK Rowling looked smug & hateful at the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel premiere

Here are some photos from yesterday’s London premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. I truly have no idea what the story is or what this series is about. I’ve never read anything from JK Rowling, that wasn’t my generation and I never cared. These days, I’m so happy about that. Rowling has become a full-throttle transphobe, and she’s wrapped up her trans bigotry in TERFdom, meaning she believes she has to be so transphobic because of her radical feminism, that transgender people are taking something away from her as a feminist and a cisgender woman. We don’t need to f–king rehash everything, but suffice to say, it’s not that Rowling has made a few questionable comments here and there. Being a hateful a–hole about transgender people has become her entire personality in recent years.

Anyway, Rowling was at the premiere, looking smug and hateful. I saw a headline like “she hasn’t been canceled, look she’s on a red carpet!” That’s because cancel culture doesn’t exist for rich white bigots. Of course she was on the red carpet of a film adapted from one of her stories. Somewhat hilariously, Rowling’s most recent headline-garnering mess involved Vladimir Putin invoking her name as an example of the West’s attempts to “cancel” people and countries. As in, the West has tried to cancel JK Rowling just as the West is trying to cancel Russia. You’d think that Putin coming down on her side would be enough for Rowling to pray on her bigotry, but she did not. Her response was to tweet this: “Critiques of Western cancel culture are possibly not best made by those currently slaughtering civilians for the crime of resistance, or who jail and poison their critics. #IStandWithUkraine.”

Anyway, some additional photos from the premiere. Mads Mikkelsen looking like a tall drink of water, Eddie Redmayne being cute AF and Jude Law looking like the hottest grey wolf since Chris Pine.

Photos courtesy of Instar.

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  1. Merricat says:

    Second-hand slaughter of civilians is okay by JK.

  2. Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

    My youngest child is Trans. They were ALL IN with the Potterverse. Like, it was their biggest world that they identified with and proudly saw trans allegories in the books. Rowlings has truly become a transphobic monster as her whole personality and I will never forgive her for the heartache she caused my child when they chose to leave the world she made.

    • liz says:

      Same. My only child is non-binary. They lived in the Harry Potter world as an elementary school aged child. For 3 or 4 years, they dressed as characters from the HP books for Halloween. And then it all ended. The books were packed away and her name will not be spoken in our home again.

    • Nicegirl says:

      I’m with you ladies, Liz and Laura-Lee Mac. My darling Eldest is trans. Our family adored the world of Harry Potter.

    • BlueCX says:

      Get them into The Matrix Franchise. They’ll love it.

  3. M says:

    I kinda like Hannah Redmayne’s outfit. Eddie looks good. I got nothing on that TERF up top other than she needs to wear a bra at her age.

    • Aidevee says:

      Do you really need to slide the woman-shaming bra comment in there?
      Fine – she doesn’t agree with your outlook on the world but what’s it to you what underwear she wears?

      Let’s continue to aim high.

  4. Catlady says:

    Rowling is not a radical feminist. She is a second wave feminist focused on the economic empowerment of white women.

    • Malificent says:

      Yeah, I’m only two years younger than her — and our generation had its battles for equality — but we were not the generation that was out there fighting for basic human rights for women to get an education, work outside of the home, or access reproductive care. (I’m American, but I know enough British women my age to know that the equivalents hold.)

      I know some TERFs from my generation and older — and I just don’t get their territorial pissing. Being a trans woman is socially a thousand times harder than being a cis-gender woman. No chooses to upend their lives on a whim. So, even if you can’t intellectually or emotionally empathize with were a trans person is coming from, you can still sympathize that they are following a path that is clearly important and necessary to them.

  5. Dee says:

    🤣🤣🤣 @ this headline!!!

  6. cassandra says:

    I guess I’m a little surprised that she showed up. After her incessant derogatory remarks about transgender people and pushing so hard to keep Johnny Depp (blech) I figured she would want to keep her head low. She just keeps digging deeper. So gross

  7. lucy says:

    Where is Katherine Waterston in the trailer and on the red carpet? What’s happening to Tina Goldestein in the movie!? Is she really being banished because she criticized JK’s transphobia? Ugh. I love Harry Potter so much, and I hate that JK has tainted it all with her transphobia.

  8. Kiera says:

    I’m ignoring her for obvious reasons.

    I will never understand how they didn’t just cast Mads from the start. That man is an amazing actor and truly plays high functioning psychopath who I want to bang and sure why not join his cult so well.

    Can Depp say that about his acting skills, no. Am I worried I find that so attractive, yes yes I am.

    • Anners says:

      Right there with you on the concerning Mads attraction. I pray he never actually becomes a nefarious cult leader because I’d prolly give him my money, drink the Kool aid, and follow him over a cliff. Sigh…

    • Snazzy says:

      I third on the Mads attraction!!

  9. Amy Bee says:

    JK Rowling is further proof that cancel culture doesn’t exist. Like Kaiser, I’m glad I never read any of her books.

  10. SueM says:

    I see you say you have never read Harry Potter books and presumably never saw the films. I am not of that generation either, age 63. But I read them as I wanted to see what the fuss was about. The books are pretty good, but really fairly mundane writing. However, the movies are wonderful. Paraphrasing Quincy Jones about music, there are two kinds of movies. Good movies and bad movies. Genre doesn’t matter, good is good. And the Harry Potter movies are immensely better than the books. Don’t deny yourself some pleasure, and don’t let the horrible Rowling ruin the movies, watch them. Harry Potter and the movies represent ideas that are way bigger than her.

  11. Pam says:

    Don’t feel bad…I only read the first book, and as someone said, it was sort of so-so. I did like the movies. That being said, when people first started talking about her being transphobic, I thought perhaps she’d said something on social media that was taken out of context. How wrong I was…she’s one of those idiots who thinks that men are dressing up as women to prey on people in bathrooms, and all that other crap.

  12. Lucía says:

    The men look great and I need Hannah’s little booties! That’s all I’ve got.

  13. Mooney says:

    I’m a Harry Potter fan but I never understood the Fantastic Beasts series. I sometimes feel I’m too stupid for that. Anyway,JKR looks nice and age appropriate here.

    • Aidevee says:

      I totally agree – I loved the whole world of Harry Potter but couldn’t for the life of me work out what fantastic beasts was all about. It was all soooo self-absorbed and complicated.

      • Deering24 says:

        Agreed—it was a prequel that had no reason to exist, with characters way weaker than those in the Potter books. As well, Libba Bray’s The Diviners series covers much the same territory way better.

  14. Jais says:

    Hateful person. And she’s just so dang proud of it. Ugh.

  15. Digital Unicorn says:

    With the outfit, swagger AND beard Jude Law has just impregnated the internet, AGAIN!!!

  16. one of the marys says:

    I love Hannah’s entire look here, from head to toe she’s the best dressed I’ve seen all week. Eddie’s pants are too short, Mad’s pants are too long and Jude is straying into insufferable professor territory, yuck

  17. Stacey Dresden says:

    JK Rowling is a colossal disappointment. Her looks are never the problem at hand. I am a huge Potter fan but am not interested in Beasts. Seems silly. Oh, and when Johnny Depp was starring? Pass