Robbie Coltrane, who starred because the bushy Hagrid within the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, has come out swinging in protection of J.Okay. Rowling.
The actor informed Radio Times that individuals expressing outrage concerning the writer’s controversial feedback concerning the transgender group “simply hold round ready to be offended.”
Rowling, 55, ignited ongoing allegations of transphobia in June after taking situation with an article that used the phrase “individuals who menstruate,” inspiring in a thread of incendiary tweets by which the Hogwarts honcho argued, “If intercourse isn’t actual, the lived actuality of girls globally is erased.”
Coltrane doubled down on his protection of Rowling, the Independent reported, saying “I don’t assume what she mentioned was offensive actually. I don’t know why however there’s an entire Twitter technology of people that hold round ready to be offended. They wouldn’t have received the conflict, would they?”
The 70-year-old actor then admitted he sounds “like a grumpy outdated man, however you simply assume, ‘Oh, recover from your self. Smart up, rise up straight and keep it up,’ ” Coltrane mentioned earlier than shutting down the subject.
He mentioned he didn’t wish to remark any additional “due to all of the hate mail and all that s - - t — which I don’t want at my time of life.”
Coltrane’s feedback are making international headlines on the day Rowling printed her guide titled “Troubled Blood,” a couple of male serial killer who clothes in girls’s clothes whereas happening bloody homicide sprees.
On Monday, social-media warriors roasted Rowling, declaring her “lifeless” and pushing #RIPJKRowling to the highest of the Twitter trending charts.
“In reminiscence of jk rowling. she ain’t lifeless, however she killed her personal profession by proudly hating trans individuals & nobody would actually miss her that a lot anyway,” wrote one Twitter consumer.
“#RIPJKRowling she [ain’t] lifeless however her profession is,” one Twit wit added.
“Think about getting cancelled so laborious, we now have to fake that you simply died,” another chimed in.