Harry Potter Actor Defends J.K. Rowling’s Transgender Comments

Outspoken author J.K. Rowling is under fire from fans over her divisive comments about the transgender community, but her half-giant pal Hagrid has got her back. 

Actor Robbie Coltrane, who portrayed lovable Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, addressed the fan furor on Twitter after the author’s essay about transgender issues was heavily criticized by LGBTQ advocacy groups. 

Coltrane said that he didn’t “think what she said was offensive really.” 

Rowling was accused of transphobia for a series of tweets in June when she said, “If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.” The author stated that she knows and loves trans people, “but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.”

Twitter lambasted the author for her commentary, including the stars of her two movie franchises. Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter’s titular star, wrote an essay supporting trans people for The Trevor Project in response. Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, tweeted that “Trans people are who they say they are.”  

Fantastic Beast lead Eddie Redmayne, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a trans woman in The Danish Girl, told Variety, “I disagree with Jo’s comments. Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid.”

Coltrane maintains steadfastly on Rowling’s side, “I don’t know why but there’s a whole Twitter generation of people who hang around waiting to be offended. They wouldn’t have won the war, would they?” He told The Independent, referencing the series final face off against Lord Voldemort and his dark wizard followers.  

“That’s me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, ‘Oh, get over yourself. Wise up, stand up straight and carry on.’”

Rowling is currently trending on Twitter under the hashtag #RIPJKRowling, as the social platform’s users have declared her “dead,” meaning she’s been cancelled.  

The renewed furor against the author was spurned by the release of her new book, Troubled Blood, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, which features a transvestite spree killer.  

 

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Y.A.
Y.A.
5 days ago

Stop these apologetic type of comments. You don’t have to constantly defend facts snd common sense. State your case and then let these snowflakes melt. Go on with life. Pandering for approval will never win these brainwashed bullies.. Go on with your rational life.

Les
Les
5 days ago

Too many people are looking for reasons to feel offended. Too bad!!! Just behave yourselves in an acceptable manner while in public and ignore that which you find to be in some manner unacceptable . . . GET A LIFE!!!

Dale Brown
5 days ago

I think I’ll trust in God as created not as science trying to act as God! I’m pretty sure it was science that gifted you with covid19. They now tell you unequivocally to follow the science and data to who’s benefit? I’m sure that science and big pharma are going to make a huge profit. Common sense.

Ellen
5 days ago

Female and Male …… all the rest is a mental health issues, Period ! Non-binary- mental illness,
Transgender -Mental illness
Gay – Mental illness
Pedophile – Mentally ill

soupy
soupy
5 days ago

I see her point. Why should there be a fight for female equality if Gender is thrown out the window?
If they don’t want our nose in their business, don’t put their Business in our nose.
If I paint my Volkswagen ,with Corvette paint, I still have a Volkswagen. If I ask your opinion on my paint job, it is not your duty to like it.

Ken
Ken
5 days ago

You’re all messed up in the head….there are only 2 sexes! Male and female and there are no in between. If you want to be something other your call. Stop pushing your agenda on those who live in the real world.

Jerry
Jerry
5 days ago

DONOT GIVE THESE CLOWS. AN INCH! THEY NEED TO GROW UP ,LIKE THE REST OF US!

Daisy
Daisy
4 days ago

No need for apologies. The author is allowed to have whatever opinion she wants.
Anyone who doesn’t agree is allowed to have their opinion. That is how free speech works. Or at least it used to.

Zues Papadopoulos
Zues Papadopoulos
4 days ago

Nope. 2 genders. Male & female. The rest is just psychological fodder, that needs professional help. Transgenders have a right to exist. But, need to stay clear of my Grand Daughters.

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