so I was okay with him not bothering to retread old ground.
He does do an incredible job showing just how shamelessly conservative the Potter books actually are, with examples straight out of the texts.
Then why mention it in the first place?
That's as maybe, but the opening was so childishly malicious that I couldn't make it to the main course.
Because it is true
and particularly relevant in today's environment.
Your loss, then.
It demonstrably is not.
If it's relevant, then talk about it. That's not "retreading" anything. If it's not relevant, don't mention it. That's how it works.
If you are denying that JK is a transphobe, then you simply haven't been paying attention. She's actively opposed legislation helping trans people and made plainly transphobic comments, multiple times.
How it works is that he gets to talk about what he wants to talk about. And he was completely justified in his approach.
At the time he uploaded the video, JK's transphobia had already been established and discussed for years,
but no one had really gone over the surprisingly conservative politics of her popular books.
Okay, I can now see that you are a transphobe bigot yourself,
Those that matter dont mind and those that mind dont matter.