The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle has removed all references to J.K. Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter franchise, from its exhibition. The decision was made in response to her perceived “super hateful and divisive” views, particularly related to transgender issues. Project manager Chris Moore, who is transgender, explained in a blog post that the curators decided to remove her artifacts to minimize her impact on the display. The museum continues to exhibit Harry Potter memorabilia but no longer mentions Rowling as the author of the series.
J.K. Rowling has become a controversial figure in recent years due to her public support for a British woman who was fired over her views on gender and her concerns for the safety of biological women. While Rowling claims she supports the trans community and has spoken out about being a victim of domestic violence, her views have been met with criticism from some quarters, including the three young stars of the Harry Potter films, who have expressed solidarity with the trans community.
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.