While most ‘Fantastic Beasts’ fans love to see Johnny Depp playing Gellert Grindelwald, there are still a great many who are seriously unimpressed with his inclusion in the film’s cast. Jk Rowling is tired of having to defend the decision, and apparently even blocked the latest fan to ask her about it.
Johnny Depp at the ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ trailer
Since Amber Heard claimed that Johnny Depp was violent towards her while they were married, a lot of people have been downright enraged that he hasn’t been penalised for the accusations. Despite the fact that Amber later dropped the claims, people still believe that Johnny should not be allowed to star in ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’.
Twitter user Lindsey drew comparisons to the sacking of Jamie Waylett, who played Vincent Crabbe in the ‘Harry Potter’ series until ‘The Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ when he was let go after pleading guilty in court to growing cannabis in his parent’s home.
‘So if I understand correctly the actor who played Crabbe, a minor character, was fired from Harry Potter for doing drugs’, she wrote to JK Rowling. ‘Yet Johnny Depp, who abused his wife, gets a major role in your movies? Correct me if I’m wrong.’
JK ROWLING BLOCKED ME pic.twitter.com/UaTkeqAMsW
— Lindsey @ London (@hobbitlindsey) November 29, 2017
Instead of correcting her, however, it seemed the author found it easier just to block her. Lindsey was understandably shocked by the response, given that she actually describes herself as a ‘huge fan’ of the series, and instantly declared in an expletive laden rant that she was ‘unstanning’ – which means revoking her support for – JK Rowling.
‘All those f***ing years of Tweeting her love and she not once replied but critcize her once and you get blocked, what the actual f*** unstanning so hard’, she said. ‘Just so you know, I’m not about to burn my Harry Potter books but I am unstanning JK Rowling herself. I will always love Harry Potter I’m just very disappointed that this is who Rowling chooses to be today. I legit tagged her in one f***ing Tweet. It’s not like I spammed her with hate. I tagged her in one Tweet with critcism and she blocks me. That goes beyond me, I’m incredibly disappointed.’
It seems especially poignant that Rowling should block a fan who happened to be preparing for a trip from Belgium to London at the time to see ‘The Cursed Child’ play and load up on as much Harry Potter merchandise as she could get her hands on.
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