You know that point were you’ve started insulting your fans by telling them they have ‘unhealthy fantasies’ about characters because they have a unique interpretation of what they’ve read because they’re readers with imaginations?
You couldn’t have worded it better? Or Better yet, left them alone?
You’re literally calling them unhealthy because they’re trying to find redeeming points in a character that you wrote as someone worthy of (at least some) redemption.
There are little children like that… “We’re playing with my ball so we must play the game the way I say we have and if you don’t then you’re a stoopid poopyhead and I’m taking my ball an’ going hooome!”
I agree, Rowlings has never been shy about the fact that she refuses to share her toys. Even with the people who made the toys popular. Go Figure.