This summer, Harry Potter fans across the world united in protest against J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter Franchise. “The Harry Potter films are masterpieces, but Rowling just can’t let good art stand. She has to meddle, ruining the story by adding extra events and characters that make the plot too slow and confusing,” remarked one Harry Potter fan.
Another fan, Troy Baker, summarized the feelings of most Potter fans: “When I watched the new Harry Potter movie, everything was so simple! Harry loved Ginny, Hermione loved Ron, and Voldemort was evil—But then I remembered the book. Rowling added all this stuff about Voldemort’s past and Harry’s emotional problems. All I could think was ‘Wow! This stuff is boring. Why isn’t this more like Transformers—there weren’t even any explosions!’”
To express their anger, Harry Potter fans organized rallies, protests, and marches in several locations around the world, forcing author JK Rowling to respond and apologize for her actions. “I’m sorry I let you down,” announced Rowling in a press conference shortly after protests began. “I know how special Harry is to each and every one of you, and I tried my hardest not to let you down—I even made Dumbledore gay. But when that didn’t appease you I knew nothing would. I hope in time you will forgive me, but I know that with the 7th movie scheduled for next year, I may never have your respect again.” Rowling continued her apology, vowing not to further develop her characters or stories ever again. She also assured Potter fans that she would stay away from the screenplay of the 7th Harry Potter movie.
Rowling is not the only one to respond to the demands of the Potter fans. Hollywood has also taken note—Slated to direct the next Harry Potter movie is Michael Bay—famous for his explosions in Transformers and his his plot holes in Transformers 2.