The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the country's top regulator, upheld a listener complaint on Wednesday that said a radio show that called the Harry Potter author a "transphobic bigot" last year was not presented in a balanced way.
The former Monty Python member didn't back down after siding with author J.K. Rowling.
Cleese's tweet was in response to a Twitter user who questioned his support for J.K. Rowling after the author faced a backlash over comments about transgender people.
"If any of you see J.K. Rowling, please tell her... Stick to the books!" McKinnon says in the sketch, where she plays a psychic predicting what 2020 has in store for a group of friends.
Eddie Redmayne has condemned what he calls the "vitriol" directed at J.K. Rowling over her transphobic views.
Rabble Books & Games revealed that they will slowly phase out stocking the ever-popular children's book series in an Instagram post.
"While the reader's perspective is an important part of interpretation and meaning, it is impossible to completely divorce a work from its creator," a TikTok creator said in a video while burning "Harry Potter" books.
Rowling's latest novel under the "Robert Galbraith" name features a male serial killer who wears a dress to kill his female victims. Amidst all the controversy surrounding Rowling's comments about trans-people, actor Robbie Coltrane has come to her defense.
Have Rowling's "Harry Potter" sales been affected by her sharing her problematic views? Yes and no—depending on which country you check.
Around 150 writers, academics and activists signed a pice published by Harper's Magazine in which they denounce the "restriction of debate."
A meme claiming women authors were "unheard of" before J.K. Rowling sparked outrage on social media.
After being pressed by a fan on where he stood on transgender issues, Stephen King replied: "Trans women are women."
A number of stars involved with the movie franchise including Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have spoken out in support of the trans community.
"Transgender women are women," Daniel Radcliffe wrote in an open letter shared by The Trevor Project on Monday.
Star of the "Harry Potter "movies franchise Daniel Radcliffe has since responded to Rowling's comments with a statement in support of transgender people.
Rowling posted Saturday afternoon on Twitter to say "if sex isn't real," then there would be no attraction of women, whether same sex or opposite sex.
"It isn't 'Harry Potter' and it doesn't include magic. This is an entirely different story."
The event marks the first time that many of the series' most beloved film characters have returned to the wizarding world since the eighth and final Harry Potter film was released in 2011.
It has been over 10 years since the last "Harry Potter" book was published but fans haven't lessened their dedication to the Wizarding World.
They might help cure the malaise caused by "incompetent clowns in power" and by the opposition, which she says is "turning into a solipsistic personality cult."
The Harry Potter author is not a huge fan of the American president.
Newt Scamander's first adventure is casting a spell on moviegoers worldwide.
"Is it too late now to say sorry?" is not a line from a Lincoln speech, FYI.