Harry Potter Video Game to Allow Transgender Characters Following J.K. Rowling Controversy

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The upcoming Harry Potter video game Hogwarts Legacy will reportedly allow players to create transgender characters — granting users with the ability to customize their character’s body, voice, and gender identity.

The decision comes after the franchise’s creator J.K. Rowling faced intense scrutiny and backlash after making several comments that many, including Harry Potter stars, deemed as transphobic and insensitive.

“Hormone prescriptions are the new anti depressants,” one tweet read. “Yes they are sometimes necessary and lifesaving, but they should be a last resort. Pure laziness for those who would rather medicate than put in the time and effort to heal people’s minds.”

Rowling also mocked a headline that used the phrase “people
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