While author J.K. Rowling rose to fame through her best-selling "Harry Potter" book series, she has lately become known for opposing radical gender ideology.
While that has resulted in harsh criticism, Rowling recently revealed the truth behind why she doesn't care how her legacy will be affected.
"I never set out to upset anyone," Rowling was quoted as saying. "However, I was not uncomfortable with getting off my pedestal."
"What has interested me over the last ten years, and certainly in the last few years, last two/three years, particularly on social media, ‘you’ve ruined your legacy. Oh you could have been beloved forever but you choose to say this,'" she continued.
"And I think you could not have misunderstood me more profoundly," Rowling explained, adding, "I do not walk around my house thinking about my legacy. You know?"
"What a pompous way to live your life, walking around thinking 'what will my legacy be?' Whatever. I'll be dead. I care about now. I care about the living," she said.
Rowling was excoriated in 2020 when she put out a series of tweets accusing transgender activists of "erasing the concept of sex" and removing "the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives."
If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
While Rowling faced threats of violence and a slew of personal insults, the author has made clear that she isn't backing down.
Fox News reported earlier this month that Rowling forced one of her detractors to issue a retraction after she threatened to sue him in the UK under British libel laws for calling her a Nazi.
The thing about the solicitors game is everyone can play, JJ. I ignored your 'hyperbolic metaphor' about burning me to death in 2020, but I'm starting to think that was a mistake. What's your solicitor's view on this Nazi accusation? Would they advise you to defend it in court?😘 pic.twitter.com/gaHJ7YaP70
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 29, 2022
"I would like to publicly apologise for a previous Twitter thread where I interacted with JK Rowling on matters relating to the transgender community," the criticr later said.
"I have now removed these tweets and would like to apologise to JK Rowling directly for causing potential upset," he added.