‘Harry Potter’ star defends J.K. Rowling’s transgender remarks


Robbie Coltrane, who starred as the furry Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, has come out swinging in protection of J.K. Rowling.

The actor informed Radio Times that people expressing outrage about the author’s controversial feedback about the transgender community “just cling close to waiting to be offended.”

Rowling, 55, ignited ongoing allegations of transphobia in June soon after getting concern with an short article that utilised the phrase “people who menstruate,” inspiring in a thread of incendiary tweets in which the Hogwarts honcho argued, “If sexual intercourse isn’t authentic, the lived actuality of girls globally is erased.”

Coltrane doubled down on his defense of Rowling, the Impartial documented, expressing “I do not consider what she claimed was offensive really. I don’t know why but there is a full Twitter technology of folks who hang all around ready to be offended. They would not have won the war, would they?”

The 70-year-old actor then admitted he sounds “like a grumpy previous man, but you just assume, ‘Oh, get about oneself. Clever up, stand up straight and have on,’ ” Coltrane reported before shutting down the subject.

He claimed he didn’t want to comment any even further “because of all the despise mail and all that s - - t — which I really do not will need at my time of lifetime.”

Coltrane’s responses are building international headlines on the working day Rowling published her ebook titled “Troubled Blood,” about a male serial killer who attire in women’s clothes even though going on bloody murder sprees.

On Monday, social-media warriors roasted Rowling, declaring her “dead” and pushing #RIPJKRowling to the leading of the Twitter trending charts.

“In memory of jk rowling. she ain’t dead, but she killed her own occupation by proudly hating trans men and women & no one would genuinely skip her that significantly anyway,” wrote 1 Twitter user.

Other people spoke out explaining why some think about the storyline to be offensive.

“JK Rowling’s new book’s about a ‘transvestite serial killer,’ ” just one outraged tweeter posted. “Meanwhile more than in the true environment the number of trans men and women killed in Brazil has risen by 70% this past 12 months, young trans ladies are left to burn in cars and trucks and gentlemen who get rid of us (for becoming trans) are pardoned and sent house.”

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, Robbie Coltrane, Daniel Radcliffe
Robbie Coltrane and Daniel Radcliffe in 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”Warner Bros./Everett Assortment