She Died Because of Fake Harry Potter Spoilers July 22, 2007Posted by WishBoNe in Books, Random Thoughts, Technology and Gadgets.
This young girl committed suicide after discovering that she had read the spoilers in vain. They were fake. How sad. For a book about magic and witchcraft, it certainly has collected much controversy, spoilers and lord knows what else along the way. Why would one want to post spoilers? For fame or for getting more hits on the site about fake information?
When the first book was published, it didn’t garner that much fans and strong support for an unknown author. By the time the 3rd book was published, it had gathered quite an amazing amount of fans for the author and fans started to display their love for Harry Potter and his friends. Nit-picking started too. I guess it was to be expected. I still remember when The Da Vinci Code was published, Dan Brown received much flake from the parties mentioned in th book despite it being fiction. Well, someone told me that there was one part that was based on a true story except no one knows which part and that started the controversy.
My, my, I dedicated a paragraph to something not related to Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows. How did I get there? Oh well, let’s get back to it, shall we? Sometimes, we don’t know why certain things are being done. We just read things online and assume they are true. However, Snopes, Hoax Busters, The Museum of Hoaxes and Common Email Hoaxes, just to name a few, allow us to double check again on the information that are found online.
I wonder if there would be another series that would gather such a huge following like J. R. Rowling.