J.K. Rowling's transphobia controversy: A complete timeline

How did we get to this point, and what, exactly, has the author said?

Author JK Rowling
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Some gamers have vowed to boycott the new Harry Potter video game Hogwarts Legacy after years of author J.K. Rowling repeatedly making controversial comments about transgender people. How did we get here, and what has Rowling said to spark this uproar? Here's what you need to know:

March 2018: Rowling 'likes' a transphobic tweet, says it was an accident

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