Seattle Museum Scrubs JK Rowling References Over Author's Trans Views

Haika Mrema | August 8, 2023
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In recent years, Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling has been under scrutiny for upholding basic biological truths about men and women. The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, Washington is the latest to target the author for her views by removing any reference to her from the displays featuring her own creation.

The museum still has Harry Potter exhibits on display, but Rowling's name has been airbrushed, according to the Daily Mail

In addition to the label “terf” (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) that leftists branded her with, MoPop’s exhibitions project manager Chris Moore, a trans-identifying person who goes by “he/they,” called Rowling “joy-sucking” in a May 2023 blog post for her viewpoints that trans women - i.e., men - shouldn't be allowed to violate the private spaces of biological women. 

“There’s a certain cold, heartless, joy-sucking entity in the world of Harry Potter and, this time, it is not actually a Dementor,” the post began.

“This certain person is a bit too vocal with her super hateful and divisive views to be ignored,” Moore continued. “Her transphobic viewpoints are front and centre these days, but we can’t forget all the other ways that she’s problematic: the support of antisemitic creators, the racial stereotypes that she used while creating characters, the incredibly white wizarding world, the fat shaming, the lack of LGBTQIA+ representation, the super-chill outlook on the bigotry and othering of those that don’t fit into the standard wizarding world, and so much more.” 

As a result of Rowling's non-conforming opinions, the curators “decided to remove any of her artifacts from this gallery to reduce her impact.”

When asked about their decision, museum doubled down on its decision.

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“MoPOP is proud to support our employees and unequivocally stands with nonbinary and transgender communities. In an increasingly divided world, pop culture can unite, inspire, and spark important conversations,” Breitbart reported

“Education and creative expression are the heart of our mission and in our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, we strive to elevate those that are left out of the mainstream pop culture conversation, by amplifying voices and stories that are not always seen on museum walls.”

Apparently, upholding biological principles is grounds for having an artist erased from museums, regardless of how influential the artist was in the pop-culture space. Few authors have had their books turned into countless movies, podcasts, and theme parks that have impacted millions of people, but none of that matters if their beliefs deviate even slightly from the radical left's agenda.

It’s interesting that while a museum exists to preserve history, this one is deciding to erase history based on how someone else's opinion makes them feel. Since when were “feelings” the standard for what stays and goes? At this rate, MoPOP will have nothing left, as I’m sure many references in that museum will be offensive to someone at some point.