JK Rowling defended by Warner Bros after question about writer stuck at ‘Harry Potter’ celebration

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JK Rowling has been defended by Warner Bros after a question about her was blocked at a ‘Harry Potter’ event.

The 56-year-old ‘Harry Potter’ writer has been backed by the studio after a Sky News reporter was prevented from interviewing actor Tom Felton about Rowling on the 25th anniversary of ‘Harry Potter to the Wizards’ school”.

Felton, 34, who played Draco Malfoy in the ‘Harry Potter’ films, remained silent as a third-party publicist said off-screen ‘next question please’ when asked about the rowling’s absence from birthday celebrations.

After being asked why the line of inquiry was terminated, the PR team said: ‘JK Rowling is not related to Warner or Tom Felton, the team felt that this is not was irrelevant to the article.”

But Warner Bros denounced the statement and told MailOnline on Wednesday (30.06.22) it was ‘completely untrue’.

The studio added that it was proud to work with “one of the world’s most accomplished storytellers” on the “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” franchises over the past two decades.

Felton was being interviewed on camera this week during the ‘Mandrakes and Magical Creatures’ feature film at Warner Brothers Studios when the incident occurred.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros Studio Tour London told MailOnline: ‘Warner Bros has enjoyed a creative, productive and fulfilling partnership with JK Rowling over the past 20 years.

“She is one of the most accomplished storytellers in the world, and we are proud to be the studio bringing her vision, characters and stories to life now – and for decades to come.

“On Monday, a statement was released by a third-party news agency that appeared contrary to this view. The statement was totally untrue and Warner Bros Studio Tour London regrets that it happened as part of a media event that day.

JK Rowling has come under scrutiny for her stance on women’s rights and gender.

She was accused of transphobia after mocking an online article in June 2020 that used the words “people who menstruate” instead of “women”.

She later defended herself against the claims in an essay, but has since come under fire from some.

This article was originally published on famoustainment.com.

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