Robbie Coltrane, who starred because the furry Hagrid within the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, has come out swinging in the protection of J.K. Rowling.
The actor advised Radio Times that individuals expressing outrage in regards to the writer’s controversial feedback in regards to the transgender group “just hang around waiting to be offended.”
Rowling, 55, ignited ongoing allegations of transphobia in June after taking subject with an article that used the phrase “people who menstruate,” inspiring in a thread of incendiary tweets through which the Hogwarts honcho argued, “If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.”
Coltrane doubled down on his protection of Rowling, the Independent reported, saying “I don’t think what she said was offensive really. 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?”
The 70-year-old actor then admitted he sounds “like a grumpy old man, but you just think, ‘Oh, get over yourself. Wise up, stand up straight and carry on,’ ” Coltrane mentioned earlier than shutting down the subject.
He mentioned he didn’t need to remark any additional “because of all the hate mail and all that s - - t — which I don’t need at my time of life.”
Coltrane’s feedback is making worldwide headlines on the day Rowling printed her ebook titled “Troubled Blood,” a couple of male serial killers who clothes in girls’ clothes whereas occurring bloody homicide sprees.
On Monday, social-media warriors roasted Rowling, declaring her “dead” and pushing #RIPJKRowling to the highest of the Twitter trending charts.
“In memory of jk rowling. she ain’t dead, but she killed her own career by proudly hating trans people & no one would really miss her that much anyway,” wrote one Twitter person.
Others spoke out explaining why some take into account the storyline to be offensive.
“JK Rowling’s new book’s about a ‘transvestite serial killer,’ ” one outraged tweeter posted. “Meanwhile over in the real world the number of trans people killed in Brazil has risen by 70% this past year, young trans women are left to burn in cars and men who kill us (for being trans) are pardoned and sent home.”