It’s bad enough that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s New York City and San Francisco Twitter accounts wished everyone a “Happy Pride Month” this week, but the even more tone deaf decision to use the Progress Pride flag, which incorporates the trans Pride colors into the rainbow spectrum, sent the internet into a tailspin.The play’s author, JK Rowling, has firmly established that she is no friend to the trans community, regularly attacking their rights.

Her repeated attacks have caused many LGBTQ Harry Potter fans to turn their backs on the franchise altogether.Several commenters rose to the occasion with inspired responses, such as these ideas for Harry’s next big adventure:Harry Potter and the Audacity of This Shit.— King Kitt, Sunshine Goblin (@IndustrialPet) June 7, 2022Harry potter and the Lack of Situational Awareness https://t.co/WidBOEFPKD— ?????ZR1NZ03????? (@Z_R1Nzoe) June 8, 2022Actor Anthony Rapp put all jokes aside, however, when he responded: “This tweet is the epitome of cowardice masquerading as allyship.

The ultimate in virtue-signalling.“The folks producing this show have yet to openly condemn the monstrously damaging and violent words and deeds of its playwright.