J.K. Rowling Blocked A Fan After They Asked This Question About Johnny Depp Being In 'Fantastic Beasts'
1 December 2017, 16:55 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 12:52
Fans have been questioning the author ever since the promotional poster revealed that Depp would be in the upcoming 'Fatastic Beasts' sequel.
Johnny Depp's involvement in the Fantastic Beasts sequel hasn't gone down as smoothly as those involved with the film might have hoped.
Following last year's allegations of domestic abuse by Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard, many fans were disappointed to learn that Depp had not been re-cast for the film's sequel.
After a less than impressive response from the film's director, David Yates, who called it a "dead issue", fans turned to the outspoken creator of Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling.
While she has chosen not to address the issue on her social media, it does appear that she has blocked some Twitter users for questioning Depp's involvement.
One Twitter user shared screenshots of the query that apparently led to her being blocked by the children's author.
JK ROWLING BLOCKED ME pic.twitter.com/UaTkeqAMsW— Lindsey @ London (@hobbitlindsey) November 29, 2017
"So if I understand correctly the actor who played Crabbe, a minor character, was fired from Harry Potter for doing drugs. Yet Johnny Depp, who abused his wife, gets a major role in your movies? Correct me if I'm wrong @jk_rowling," twitter user, @hobbitlindsey wrote.
She even confirmed the blocking by posting a video of herself trying to access Rowling's Twitter profile.
Y'all believe me now or? pic.twitter.com/8RtvShifmI— Lindsey @ London (@hobbitlindsey) November 29, 2017
J.K. Rowling's work has been such a huge part of people's lives that fans do deserve to know why a controversial situation like Depp's was handled the way that it was.
Ultimately, it is J.K.'s decision to address the situation or keep quiet about it. However, blocking fans is probably the least effective course of action here.
The situation has sparked intense debate over whether J.K. can be held accountable for this casting choice.
A couple of things you need to ask about situations like this.— Chocolate Dragon (@MrFPhoenix) November 29, 2017
1. Does JK Rowling have a direct say in who is and isn’t cast in the film (and I don’t mean suggestions I mean does she have the final say). She may not have a final say in who gets cast in these films.
She’s not just any writer she’s J.K. Rowling. Even if she had no power in the decision, she’s been quite about it. Which is not cool.— heather mason (@NerdHeather) November 29, 2017
Only time will tell whether sticking with Depp in the film's sequel will have any box office repercussions. It is likely that J.K. will NOT be speaking publicly on the matter before the film's debut. In the mean time, it does appear that the author is feeling liberal with that block button.