ABCnews.com reports that “UK Witches Upset by Harry Potter Broomstick Style.” Hollywood studio Warner Bros. has had a spell cast on it for showing apprentice wizard Harry Potter riding his broomstick with the brush part at the back. Kevin Carlyon, a high priest of British White Witches said broomsticks should be ridden the other way around, and has wished for the film to do poorly at the box office until the studio admits it got it wrong. “Woodcuts from the 16th and 17th centuries show broomsticks being ridden with the brush part in the front,” he added.
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