Why I Love-Hate J.K. Rowling

Without the beloved Joanne “Jo” Rowling, my childhood would have been very different. Growing up, I was constantly looking up to my older brother and sister so when they started reading Harry Potter, so did I. And then I read them again. And again. You get the idea.

Nothing compared to a midnight premiere of a Harry Potter movie dressing up as your favorite character with everyone who was just as insane. The anticipation of waiting for the mailman for a new part of the series is something I am almost positive I will never experience again.

Then what is my beef with J.K. Rowling? Recently, in an interview conducted by Emma Watson, Rowling revealed that pairing Hermione and Ron together was a mistake and Hermione really should have ended up with Harry (http://bit.ly/1cKOyQv).

First Dumbledore was gay, then Harry and Voldemort are related (still not sure if that’s true), and now this romantic tragedy.

As you may or may not know, Rowling has a net worth of $1 billion. Yes, billion with a B. With millions of fans at her fingertips, I think she has taken advantage of her position post-Potter. I’m not sure if she’s trying to stay in the news or make money or if she’s secretly evil and just likes disappointing people. The point is, there was absolutely no reason for her to voice her regrets about Ron and Hermione. All it has produced is doubting fans and her name in the news.

Rowling has admitted several times that she has a background story for every single character that we know and love as well as a life story for them after the Battle of Hogwarts. Therefore, where is the Harry Potter anthology we’ve all been waiting for? Instead of disappointing people left and right and being, quite frankly, a media whore, why not write all of the revelations into a book and make even MORE money. Everyone wins.

Unfortunately I can’t say that I know Rowling personally and I have no idea what the reasons were for her Ron-Hermione announcement, but the evidence looks suspiciously like grasping for attention. That being said, I world promptly elect J.K. Rowling as queen for changing my life if the opportunity ever arose.

I think this article (http://www.bustle.com/articles/14476-why-jk-rowling-is-wrong-about-ron-hermione) does the best job of explaining why me and my fellow Team Ron fanatics are correct in disputing Rowling’s blasphemous announcement.

Come on Jo, don’t make us cry.


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