Top 10 Times JK Rowling Pissed Off The Fans

Well that’s not exactly magical. For this list, WatchMojo UK counts down the times that "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling has managed to annoy, alienate and generally irritate Potter fans the most. Whether it's her comments on transgender issues, her later revelations about key "Harry Potter" characters, or her questionable choice for a post-Potter pseudonym... the Wizarding World writer has racked up controversy and criticism.

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Hermione Granger
Hermione Granger:
What a great way to celebrate her birthday LOL
freemantle85
freemantle85:
Twitter was the worst thing to happen to Joanne
Matteo Pera
Matteo Pera:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child should not exist...actually for me it doesn't. It is totally without sense
Professor Remus John Lupin
Professor Remus John Lupin:
When she killed me. Like damn rude 😒
blue Two
blue Two:
The fact she gave the good guys painful and brutal deaths while she gave the bad guys much kinder deaths.
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman:
You release this video on her birthday 😂 harsh
My name is Emily and I'm Riddikulus
My name is Emily and I'm Riddikulus:
When she created me.............
Rory Manley
Rory Manley:
She pissed me off when she didn’t kill off Umbridge.
Christine Martin
Christine Martin:
No matter if Hermione’s skin colour was mentioned in the books, as long as it’s not central for her character who cares what the actress’s skin colour is??
FishAnd Jam
FishAnd Jam:
Even if Hermione's colour had never been mentioned in the books at all, it's still shown ON two of them. The front cover of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (well, the version on my copy) shows Hermione sat behind Harry on Buckbeak, and the front of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (again, on my copy) has a picture of Harry, Ron and Hermione riding the wave of fake gold out of Bellatrix Lestrange's vault. Both pictures show her to be white.
L W
L W:
Lets just enjoy the books and be done with it.
Joe Brennan
Joe Brennan:
Okay I don't rlly like her and a lot of the stuff on this list is bad but some of it is just people looking for something to be angry about
quique6676
quique6676:
Didn't Salazar Slytherin build the entrance to the chamber of secrets into the bathroom?
Slytherin Ginger Witch
Slytherin Ginger Witch:
Clearly JK Rowling outed herself as Robert Galbraith, as it wasn't selling very well before hand.
Alex Phoenix
Alex Phoenix:
Honorable mention: Harry Potter's round glasses. I got bullied at school when I wore them.
Sophì Louise
Sophì Louise:
The books have diversity.
Wizard Diversity.
There’s a Pure-Blooded main character, a Half-blooded main character and a Muggle-born main character.
SaySkygBlake
SaySkygBlake:
I was fine with the wizard poop. That's basically how muggles lived: did it in a bucket and then dispose of it somewhere outside. Muggles in real life were grosser so where's the real shocker 🤷🏻‍♀️
এক ঝলক
এক ঝলক:
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
― J.K. Rowling,
Crafting Bros Studios
Crafting Bros Studios:
For those who choose not to count the cursed child canon myself included, maybe it can take place in a parallel reality
blueray15
blueray15:
The Dumbledore thing is really dumb. How many people talk to their professors about the professor's love life, especially past love life. People seem to forget the books are told from Harry's pov. So of course he never talks to Dumbledore about his love life (that would not be appropriate at all). Sure some teachers may mention a spouse but that is assuming that they are in a relationship currently. This is not weird that it wasn't mentioned in the books, as why would it be. Now it should be a major part in the FB movies as they are both in it, which they can still fix in the next movie.
Lippy Witch
Lippy Witch:
i will say at least half of them were just really trying too hard to find something wrong, such as the asian characters you cant win either way. she has said really dumb shit but some of these its like... eh.... i dont think she is that clever
robertn800 Nelson
robertn800 Nelson:
Guess women who have had hysterectomies or are older and no longer menstruate 🩸 are no longer Women, which probably includes J.K. Herself 🙀
Vesstig
Vesstig:
Hermione Granger Is White
Oni San
Oni San:
Going on curse child and now i regret it because Ron Weasley isnt Ginger why
awesomo9
awesomo9:
No, we weren't upset that she made Dumbledore gay, we were and still are upset because she refuses to prove it regardless of the opportunities she's given.
Ira Ira
Ira Ira:
Today’s her birthday 😂sad
Daemian Matthews
Daemian Matthews:
Dumlidor being gay dosint change the charter Dumlidor is Dumlidor
Deus ex Mannix
Deus ex Mannix:
Am I the only one who is 100% fine with how Dumbledore's infatuation to Grindelwald was told?

1. It's not Harry's business in the slightest, so it's no wonder he only gets vague information about it.

2. I feel like it's still hinted (I mean it's what I thought when reading the 7th book, however I imagined that Albus was in love and Gellert rather manipulated him), and I LOVE subtlety. Not everything has or should be spelled out.

3. This was still in 2007. I kinda wonder if she could have written that bluntly and gotten away with it. They already toned down a lot of the emotions in the 5th movie compared to the book, and I feel like the franchise is in WB's cold hands that changes the movies to be more "accessible" for a wider audience... kinda think that would have caused tension between JK and them.

4. While the story of Albus and Gellert is tragic and interesting the same way many other magical subplots are, is Dumbledore's sexuality really something you should bring focus to if it doesn't serve the plot? Like I said I immediately imagined he was gay, but that's because it related to the STORY that was happening. You don't have to scream McGonagall is straight, either. It doesn't have a place in the books. So bringing it up where it MATTERS seems appropriate.

5. I really love subtle story telling. I really just like it so much.

What does piss me off about JK telling everything LATER is that people who interpreted the books differently lose their headcanons. I mean obviously she can expand stuff she already made but didn't have enough space in the books, and I think she should have written a short story about Dumbledore (instead of the mess that is now Fantastic Beasts) rather than just saying "lol here's what happened". It's incredibly unsatisfying to read that in tweets or hear her just say it. And it's so lazy. Imagine actually thinking "Albus must be in love with him!" and READING about how Albus starts falling for Grindelwald.

Tweets are anything but magical. And I think that's the real tragedy. JK just doesn't believe in the magic anymore.

Ok rant end sorry
JoshRacer90
JoshRacer90:
I'm not upset by any of this. Guess that makes me worse than Voldemort 🤷‍♂️
Rae T
Rae T:
When she said that biological sex is real. Oh nooooo :0
Kazi M Mamun
Kazi M Mamun:
Seriously, couldn't post this any other day could u ? Had to be on her birthday
Miko Mikomiko
Miko Mikomiko:
Because there's no reason for Nagini to be human.
Slytherin's heir
Slytherin's heir:
This video makes me think that you guys just want something to be mad about.
SaySkygBlake
SaySkygBlake:
Does anyone remember those books came out 20 years ago so obviously rappresentation was at a different level of awareness? It's been 20 YEARS (stop denying, we got old 😂). As a disclaimer, I stopped being a big fan some time after the last book so I'm not here defending the critical aspects of her work just for the sake of defending it, but for the sake of what I appreciate the most in life: rationality. Rationally we can't apply today's criteria to a series created 20 years ago by someone that was already an adult at the time (so a grown up in different times than ours). She actually teached to young people tolerance and other good things, we just developed it better than her, as it should be. I see her level of rapresentation as a good step during the transition between what was before and what we have today. Without middle steps we don't get up the stairs, so we can and should be critic about her work but, as we say here, we shouldn't spit in the dish we ate from.
emrys
emrys:
JKR: the werewolfs in mybook are an alagory for how we treat(ed) people with HIV/AIDS an the hardships they face
Also JKR: 99.99% of werewolfs are evil
Daisy Brambletoes
Daisy Brambletoes:
I like the Asian lady who played Nagini. What was wrong with her? The explanation is just plain stupid. The Potterverse seems diverse enough for me. When is the PC gang going to just go away and mind their own business?
Michelle Contreras
Michelle Contreras:
Stay Strong, J.
karthikayan edathodathu
karthikayan edathodathu:
We should probably rename cursed child to something else.

Like Percy Jackson fandom calls the movies that don't exists as "peter Johnson movies" which has nothing to do with Percy Jackson. We should totally do something similar.
Deus ex Mannix
Deus ex Mannix:
As for the Hermione problem, I honestly think it's rather like this:

JK: Ahh, aren't my books just lovely.
Fans: JK! We want to headcanon Hermione as black! We noticed it fits your portrayal of her character well! Is that ok? Do you support that??
JK: ... sure!

I honestly think she just finds it cute if people of color can identify with Hermione. And there's nothing wrong with that. And even though I DO THINK she wrote her as white, and JK sees Hermione as white herself, I love the headcanons of POC Hermione. That doesn't take away the white Hermione, it just gives more ideas, and that's a good thing.

As for the play, I don't see it as a problem because, well, it's a play. But it didn't save the play from being the crap it was lmao.

Is it a very lazy way to gain more "look a POC character!" points? Yes. Is it a bad thing some headcanon Hermione as black? No. Honestly if it brings joy to someone it's childish to try to mash it. It shouldn't matter that much.

JK should just say "Ayy whatever you headcanon, it's all good, it's YOUR headcanon!" and stay off Twitter.
Pawesome Peril
Pawesome Peril:
That she didn't tell us what happened after the battle.
No, the cursed child doesn't exiat
Bryce Mcenrue
Bryce Mcenrue:
I swear people will complain about anything, the nagini casting did not bother me at all
Charlotte G
Charlotte G:
I feel like nowadays no matter what one says one will get scrutinize and criticized for anything. Can't we just appreciate art for what it is? Moreover, when making art it's difficult to please everyone and to come up with something unique and great.
Sick Sara
Sick Sara:
Someone just should take tweeter away from her.
Dylan Benjamin
Dylan Benjamin:
Every single one of these was stupid. People need to grow up, stop being so offended.
Cat Girl
Cat Girl:
When visiting the Shakespeare theater in England, I learned that originally at this famous theater, (Remember, this was back in the 1700, way before plumbing was invented) people would pee right where they were standing!-so there you have it, there was a time when, even in the mortal world, people did not have toilets-luckily, in the magical world, witches and wizards could clean up the mess with their magic wands, while in the mortal world, mortals had to cover up their mess, just like a cat using a litter box!
Demy B.
Demy B.:
Nothing of it has pissed me , she's a great author, a woman and a human being.
Kriti Purkayastha
Kriti Purkayastha:
My opinion about Hermione's skin color greatly depends on how we were used to seeing her always. The Hermione we grew up to know was white, no one can butcher that fact. Even before the movies came out, people made up this white girl with the brown bushy hair and buck teeth, while reading the character. The movies installed Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. The people who grew up with both the movies and the books, always read the books keeping the film cast in their mind.

Maybe, maybe, if they would have cast a brown or black Hermione in the films, people would not have had that many issues.

People had a hard time adapting to the fact that the original cast is not going to reprise their roles, and casting somebody who looks poles apart from Emma (Noma is absolutely amazing and beautiful tho), just gave them a harder time. And the PR team of Rowling made sure that a hell amount of backlash doesn't happen. Imagine her pissing all the population of the world by commenting on the two most pressing issues on the planet, LGBTQ+ community rights & Racism. She would have been finished.

Anyways, I always like to believe that the Harry Potter Universe consists of the 7 books, the Hogwarts Library, and films based on that. Cursed Child doesn't exist for me. Peace Out.
Martin Ward
Martin Ward:
Most people: We need more diversity.
Most people: What's with the diversity? That's racist!
R. M. Fox
R. M. Fox:
She's like today's George Lucas 😂
Brodie Young
Brodie Young:
Sounds to me like the poor damn woman can’t do right for doing wrong .
RR Productions
RR Productions:
As an aspiring writer I don’t see anything wrong with being inspired by a different culture, writers do that all the time, without being cultural appropriation because they put their own spin to it, even when they don’t change it much
Hunterblackforest hy
Hunterblackforest hy:
greedy goblins is offensive wait till people hear about dwarves
Slytherin's heir
Slytherin's heir:
Isn’t “white face” a reference to someone who is afraid? Hermione was afraid in that situation.

Hermione is a character that anyone of any race can play, unlike Draco as he is often described as having pale skin and blonde hair. She did not say that Hermione was canonically black, she said she was black because a black actress was playing her. You guys made black Hermione a bigger deal than it was. As for her being on the covers of the books, what were they supposed to do? Make her blue? It was never that deep.
Amandita :3
Amandita :3:
Some people as they age loose their mind 🤣🤣🤣 HERMIONE IS WHITE
tigerpaws111
tigerpaws111:
Jesus people do get really butt hurt over something that isn’t real 😂
Guardian Morohtar
Guardian Morohtar:
I can name one more thing about that nagini bit: not only does this seem like a lack of consistency but now you can read and/or watch Deathly Hallows with the knowledge that technically Neville killed a human being
Lleucu Jones
Lleucu Jones:
WHY ISN’T THIS A TOP 20
AJ Draws
AJ Draws:
People will get upset over anything.
SJWs are honestly destroying all that is good in the world.
And people who give in to these mentally unstable individuals are just as bad.
Oh Aww Geez
Oh Aww Geez:
What about when she changed Voldemort’s name to Voldemor as the “T” was silent. Like why didn’t you say that before, when they were filming the movies?
emrys
emrys:
Also on the Hermione race issue
They were there, both of them, sitting outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor — Ron looking incredibly freckly, Hermione very brown, both waving frantically at him.
Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4: The Leaky Cauldron
Tom Benfell
Tom Benfell:
The toilet one makes complete sense. What did WE do before toilets? Without magic? Lol
moccalou
moccalou:
Why couldn't they just magically remove the feces from their colon and urine from their bladder?
Boe Dahlia-Harvey
Boe Dahlia-Harvey:
Can we also discuss the fact that Seamus Finnigan - the character who at the time written like he was the only Irish character - constantly blew stuff up, and tried to turn drinks into rum. Bearing in mind the start of the series was written during the Troubles in Ireland. Yeah, not a particularly good look, especially on top of everything else.
Deus ex Mannix
Deus ex Mannix:
The goblin one is weird to me. "Goblins like gold" seems like an old belief, and the things look like goblins.
A Wanderer
A Wanderer:
The Dumbledore’s sexuality and POC Hermione didn’t feel like token, but the way she didn’t take the FB series to explore his sexuality on screen and acting like Hermione was written POC all along pissed me the hell off. Like your book series though wonderful wasn’t that diverse, just swallow your pride and admit it. It’s not that hard. Most of her fans are open minded enough to understand, yet she wanted to seem all high and mighty.
Onyx Cartier
Onyx Cartier:
What is it about this woman that makes people so obsessed??? I thought maybe this list would tell me something but the idea that any of these things actually caused controversy is crazy to me.
Neha Jain
Neha Jain:
Personally for me, I count the 7 books as canon rest are just for fun to me. But gotta admit I was disappointed by cursed child
sandip
sandip:
Internet will always have a problem with one thing or the other. My generation is good at trolling and finding fault in others except in themselves. A Rowling fan this side. ❣
Oldenweery
Oldenweery:
Aside from Rowling (correctly pronounced "Rolling," I've heard), the only famous, best-selling author I've ever known who second-guessed their novels was when Agatha Christie said she regretted was continuing to have to write about Hercule Poirot, whom she came to detest, and had to keep writing about him because the fans liked him. I've stated a number of times that Rowling should keep her mouth shut and let her work stand as it was. I've never thought Dumbledore's sex life should have any bearing on the stories, any more than some gay friends who loved telling how various actors were gay. Besides, Dumbledore is dead, isn't he? Stay safe, everybody.
E S E
E S E:
I've been waiting to see if someone would make this list
Brandon Laurence
Brandon Laurence:
First one about the bathrooms is historically accurate, Versailles had bails of hay hidden behind curtains for people to relieve themselves and even less thought of places could be used : huge interior with no plumbing and chamber pots not always on demand the palace, like hogwarts, was an interior world of private but also public spaces, one could not simply go back to there room to relieve themselves in their personal chamber pot at any given time, many visitors could wait for hours before being presented to whomever they were meant to meet.
Mw3raf143
Mw3raf143:
*Several people are typing*
Peter Morice
Peter Morice:
We all know what number one is
Jarrod Edson
Jarrod Edson:
What pissed me off is how much retconing she has done in fantastic beasts 2, that contradicts the world she created in the books and help with the movie
Sanvi Paul
Sanvi Paul:
Video: People criticised Jk Rowling a lot.
Me: Why? She made this amazing book of Harry Potter and I don’t know how she did it! It’s amazing. I’m ignoring all these comments by people. I love Harry Potter books.
Me after watching a bit more: I hate all this discrimination of blacks by whites.

Well it’s true
221BSam
221BSam:
Some people have too much free time...
Joep Kamminga
Joep Kamminga:
Wow people really get offended by everything these days.

Why cant you be critical about something without people saying you hate something.
SamsAlot
SamsAlot:
Harry Potter series was killed and a horcrux now exists in the form of Cursed Child. It defiled it. Neither can exist while the other remains canon.
vaishali mathur
vaishali mathur:
10:42 excuse me, sir
Art can be seperated from the artist.
Just a guy With a non existent photo
Just a guy With a non existent photo:
I swear i thought howling was spelt in royally because of my phones cracks
79bewareofpuppies97
79bewareofpuppies97:
Hermione's white face = Hermione's face was drained of color
The Unpublishables
The Unpublishables:
She tapped into a generation of readers and a lot of her readers didn't grow up. She's pretty damn awesome to me.
Evan Michael Hardin
Evan Michael Hardin:
This is what happens when you try to make SJWs happy.
Peter Greene
Peter Greene:
8:06 look at the screwy mustache cut on the dame
A is for America
A is for America:
You can never do enough to please bleeding hearts liberals...who gives an actual crap about what color the characters are. Harry could be freaking magenta with six arms. WHO CARES. READ THE STORY
Stephen King
Stephen King:
Goblins as Jews? I never saw that.
Grindelwald Follower
Grindelwald Follower:
Me reading the title: just 10 ??
Luis Torres
Luis Torres:
i´m really proud of her, while potterheads and no pottherheads keep the rigth sense, she will be the queen, we don´t lost she at all
79bewareofpuppies97
79bewareofpuppies97:
So, was Nagini supposed to have been played by a Norwegian?
Tonkin Blake
Tonkin Blake:
I'll just say one thing... JK I love you!!!
Sarthak Sonawane
Sarthak Sonawane:
I support J K Rowling. No Bloody Matter What!
Luis Torres
Luis Torres:
someone can help me to found this interview 4:23
This guy love's Clannad68
This guy love's Clannad68:
Dose Nagini actually do anything in Fantastic Beasts 2? I don't think she ever has any lines in the film.
Şimdi Oyun Zamanı
Şimdi Oyun Zamanı:
Uploaded on 31 July(both harry and rowlings birthday)
hector Maclean
hector Maclean:
eye roll, SO BORED OF CANCLE CUTURE.
Sandy Hardstone
Sandy Hardstone:
Some of these are just... People finding an excuse to complain
First People
First People:
She is correct, no matter how you look at there are only two biological genders.
Game Clips and Stuff
Game Clips and Stuff:
Once you release something that engages the hearts of society...it's not yours anymore..the money yes, the glory yes, but the content...nope
Richard Brown
Richard Brown:
She's amazing . woke people get a life
Jason Ryan
Jason Ryan:
she really pissed me off when she came out as a unionist tbf