Hogwarts Legacy is under fire again for featuring a voice actor who was previously canceled for accusations of domestic violence among other issues.
Hogwarts Legacy has been criticized and boycotted due to many issues concerning the creator of the Harry Potter universe, J.K. Rowling. Now the game has been the center of another controversy, as it features a voice actor who has been previously outed for accusations and charges of domestic violence, problematic statements about sexual assault and more.
Next Hogwarts Legacy Controversy Flames Up
The voice actor in question is Greg Ellis, who is a known figure in the gaming community. Ellis has been accused of transphobia, has tweeted accusations of women lying about sexual assault, and, most prominently, had an order of protection filed against him in court by his ex-wife, because she feared he would harm her and their children.
An unpleasant and (subsequently disgraced) figure, who nevertheless was hired to play not just one, but "at least 12 characters" in Hogwarts Legacy, according to one of his Tweets.
His appearance in the game triggered the alarm bells for many people on Twitter. Ellis then received a personal 'thank you' tweet from Rowling herself, which really blew this whole affair up.
Thank you, Greg— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 9, 2023
To no one's surprise, this has not gone down well among certain crowds of people, spawning several critical responses.
Greg Ellis is a Trump-supporting anti feminist who distributed revenge porn of his wife, had a restraining order for domestic violence, and is now banned from seeing his children. He voiced 12 characters in Hogwarts Legacy. pic.twitter.com/Iqq77gNhCD— Eli Erlick (@EliErlick) February 11, 2023
JK publicly thanked Greg "Women are liars" Ellis for his work on her game— Melissa Hillman (@bittergertrude) February 12, 2023
Jesus RuPaul Christ
This game is a whole mess
As you probably expected, this spawned another heated discussion on Twitter. Considering Ellis' history, it was always a baffling casting decision, especially when they clearly could have reached out to other talent. Hell, Simon Pegg is playing the headmaster!