Once again, JK Rowling is at the center of the controversy that she herself had started several months ago with her transphobic comments. However, there are those who support it, one of these being the actor Robbie Coltrane, who gave life to the giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter saga.
As part of an interview with Radio Times (via ScreenRant), the interpreter made it very clear that, in his way of thinking, the comments made by the author did not represent any kind of offense. He said the following:
“I don’t know why, but there is an entire generation on Twitter that gathers together to wait to be offended. They wouldn’t have won the war, would they? That’s me talking like a bitter old man, but I just think: ‘Oh get over it. Be wise and carry on with yours‘ ».
In addition to this, he added that he would not comment further for this reason:
« [No me quiero involucrar más en esto] because of the hate mail and all that crap, which I don’t need at this point in my life. «
With this, the matter is already quite divided, for while there are those who show their full support for the creative, while others have questioned or reproached their statements, even stopping to follow her, no matter if they are people who have worked with her before. For example, Daniel Radcliffe mentioned the following in a statement (via):
«Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations that have much more experience in this matter than Jo [Rowling] or me ».
Will someone else join the debate? Still with Robbie Coltrane defending JK Rowling, there are still many opinions that have not been expressed. It remains to be seen what will happen. While something else happens on this front, we can know this detail about the third installment of Fantastic Animals, which will be written by the author herself.
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