The Harry Potter book sold nearly 2.6 million books between June 2019 and June 2020.
Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing his book, was stabbed to death by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident identified as Hadi Matar, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, on stage Friday as he was being featured at an event. Literary Institute of the Chautauqua Institution in western New York.
J K Rowling, she had previously been criticized for her comments about transgender people shared a tweet on Friday expressing horror at the attempt on the life of Rushdie, 75.
“Horrible news. I feel very sick right now. Be well”, she had published her.
One user commented on this post, saying “Don’t worry, you’re next.”
Rowling shared a screenshot of this comment on Saturday and asked Twitter to take notice, tagging @TwitterSupport, “Any chance for support?” Later he got that the police were now involved.
– JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 13, 2022
J.K. Rowling Legacy
- JK Rowling is the second highest paid author in the world, behind the prolific James Patterson.
- The Harry Potter book sold nearly 2.6 million books between June 2019 and June 2020.
- “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” earned $2.3 million in ticket sales in a single week, the most for any musical in Broadway history.
- Books no longer account for the bulk of her earnings: Rowling’s biggest source of income is Universal Studios’ “Wizarding World” attractions.
- Rowling, who suspected she had COVID-19, donated $1.25 million to victims of domestic violence and the homeless during the pandemic.
- In late May, he began publishing his new children’s book “The Ickabog” in serials.
Years of controversy
One of the actions that made thousands of fans cancel equal to JK Rowling was when she published an article on her official Twitter account called: “A post-Covid 19 world for people who menstruate”, something that offended the transsexual community; The case worsened when the writer presented her new book ‘Troubled Blood’, which shows a murderer who dresses as a woman to attack his victims.
It is not new for Rowling to express her concern on social networks that trans women enter exclusive spaces for women, as well as for questioning the idea that only the female and male sexes exist.
However a direct death threat to JK Rowling is out of the question.
Warner Bros. Discovery, the media conglomerate that owns Warner Bros, the studio behind the “Harry Potter” film franchise, in a statement to Deadline condemned the threats against Rowling.
“Warner Bros. Discovery strongly condemns the threats against JK Rowling. We stand with her and all the authors, storytellers, and creators who bravely express her creativity and opinions. WBD believes in free expression, peaceful speech, and supporting those who offer their views in the public arena.
“Our thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family following the senseless act of violence in New York. The company strongly condemns any form of threat, violence or intimidation when opinions, beliefs and thoughts may differ,” the corporation said in the statement.
On Saturday, President Joe Biden expressed his solidarity with Rushdie.