I want to say firsthand that I do not agree with J.K Rowling about her opinion on Trans rights. It is hurtful and harmful.
On the other hand, I caught myself half rationalizing potentially buying this product based on the trailer shown and convincing myself that this is not her direct work and the developers only took inspiration from her books (which I recognize is a MASSIVE stretch). I also caught myself thinking that this product is unrelated to her beliefs so it shouldn't affect my positive impression about the game. I am kinda hoping it would turn out bad so I will not be forced to want it because I do not want her to profit off of this game. But what about the developers who are making this game in good faith? They need to make a living somehow, right? Maybe Warner could pay out J.K Rowling just like Microsoft did with Notch on Minecraft to resolve this issue.
So what do you guys think? Is buying the game equivalent to cosigning the nasty belief of its author? Will you even consider purchasing this product in the future despite of Rowling? What are your thoughts on divorcing the game with its author? If you're an executive at Warner Bros. what would you do? Should there be a dilemma at all? Let me know your thoughts!