‘Harry Potter’ star defends JK Rowling’s transgender comment


Robbie Coltrane, who starred as the hairy Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, was seen swinging in defense of JK Rowling.

The actor told the Radio Times that people expressed displeasure about the author’s controversial comments about the transgender community “just waiting to be angered.”

Rowling, 55, ignited the ongoing allegations of transphobia in June after releasing her with an article that used the phrase “menstruating people”. Inspirational in a thread of motivational tweets In which Hogwarts stated, “If sex is not real, then the living reality of women on the world stage disappears.”

Coltrane doubted Rowling’s own defense, with the Independent saying, “I don’t think what he said was really offensive. I don’t know why but there’s an entire Twitter generation of people who are waiting to get offended They wouldn’t have won the war, would they?

The 70-year-old actor admitted that he “seems like a grumpy old man, but you just think, ‘Oh, get a grip on yourself. Wise, stand up straight and move on.’

He said he did not want to make any kind of comment “because all the hate mail and all that s – t – that I don’t need at the time of my life.”

Coltrane’s comments are making international headlines on the day Rowling published his book titled “Trouble Blood” about a male serial killer dressed in women’s clothes in a bloody serial.

On Monday, social-media warriors roasted Rowling, declared him “dead” and pushed #RIPJKRowling to the top of the Twitter trending chart.

“In memory of Jak Rowing. She is not dying, but she killed her own career by hating trans people and no one would really miss her so much. ” wrote A Twitter user.

Others talked about explaining why some people consider the story offensive.

“JK Rowling’s new book is about a ‘transvestite serial killer'” Posted an angry tweeter. “In the real world there has been a 70% increase in the number of trans people killed in Brazil this year, young trans women are left to burn in cars and forgive the men who kill us (for being trans) Is given and sent home. ”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Robbie Coltrane, Daniel Radcliffe
In 2001, Robbie Coltrane and Daniel Radcliffe “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”Warner Bros. / Invert Collection

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