The Hogwarts Legacy boycott controversy, explained

How a magical video game's release became so fraught

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Weeks away from its release, the Hogwarts Legacy video game continues to be bogged down by controversy and debates about whether to boycott the game. Between the reputation of the franchise's creator to allegations of thinly-veiled anti-semitism, the forthcoming debut of one of this year's most highly anticipated releases has stirred conflicting emotions for many fans of the wizarding world.

Here's everything you need to know about the controversy:

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