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Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) defends JK Rowling



Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known for playing Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, defended Harry Potter author JK Rowling's past remarks on trans issues shortly after the author began receiving new transphobia accusations regarding her upcoming book.

Speaking with Radio Times, he said, "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? That's me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, 'Oh, get over yourself. Wise up, stand up straight and carry on.'"

Fellow Harry Potter franchise actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Katie Leung, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Noma Dumezweni, Chris Rankin, and Eddie Redmayne previously defended the trans community in the wake of JK Rowling's comments made in June of 2020.

Coltrane, who did not have the foresight not to comment, continued, "I don't want to get involved in all of that because of all the hate mail and all that s**t, which I don’t need at my time of life."

Sources: PinkNews, Yahoo Entertainment
Tags: harry potter, j.k. rowling, lgbtq / rights
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So a person who is not a part of the community she has been relentlessly harassing along with the other TERFS think what she said isnt a big deal. Just because her words and actions do not affect you doesnt mean they are not out there causing untold harm for people of that community. Instead of sticking up for a piece of shit, you could instead educate yourself and shut the fuck up.
One, two, 2020s coming for you...

Two posts in a row I’ve now made that comment.

This entire front page of posts of men being complete dipshits is giving me the trots.
"They wouldn't have won the war, would they? That's me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, 'Oh, get over yourself. Wise up, stand up straight and carry on."

Right because not standing up for things you believe in and instead posturing (no pun intended) about being ~unbothered is how any battle is won.
Next reaction post needs to have 5 celebs no more one off posts thanks everyone
Shut up, old White man.
Can we ban JK Rowling posts here?

All she is involved with lately is transphobia.
when the twitter thing happened in june the posts werent allowed for a while since it was the same roundabout messy convos about trans ppl and transphobia in every post but apparently since her new book is coming out i guess posts are getting approved again since it's 'new' info? idk i hope they go back to not allowing them lol every post about her is so unneeded
It's time to let her fade away
I'm glad that we have posts about her being transphobic because this way her being transphobic isn't forgotten or pushed aside when people want to reminisce about nostalgic Hogwarts. Then again, I'm cis. I only know how I'd feel about homophobic celebrities being called out repeatedly.
Did Radio Times ask him about this or did he just volunteer his opinions?
I'm sure reporters have been calling anyone even loosely associated with Harry Potter or Strike -- Holliday Grainger said some dumb shit earlier, too. But like... most people have been smart enough to either release their own statement or keep their mouths shut.

It would break my heart if Maggie Smith supported her, tbh.
JKR is the best and right to stand up against misogyny. Thanks Hagrid for the half assed authentic defense :D
be gone simp
Yeah no. Feminists speak up whenever they feel like it. Better start dealing.

lil_poisonfrog

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fraubluecher

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I support the sentiment, but please rethink whether you want to use "simp". It's such a stupid way to insult someone that ultimately paints the picture that women are evil, yet again.
So she made a villain in her new book a crossdresser to... fight misogyny? You guys don't even try to make sense
she's a hateful transphobic conservative whose transphobia hurts feminists. you too?

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peddlestools

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yikes
Trooooooooll in the dungeon!

Just thought you outta know.
She looks ghoulish in that photo, fitting
It's amazing how being a TERF seems to drain you off your life force. Or give you hideous bangs.
today has exhausted me with all the dumbasses
i had a more serious comment typed up but i am very tired. so instead i'll just share this pin created by a trans author with a trans version of the deathly hallows instead



i also suggest listening to the gayley prophet podcast!
What are the chances jkr is calling her lawyer over this
hopefully not. i've seen a lot of artists making lgbtq+ hp things. but it also wouldn't surprise me if she did go after them.
when britain actually learns the real story about word war ii and strips it away from it's current propagandised nobility then i will be at peace
I laugh and laugh whenever people are like, "Wow I can't believe that Nazis are back because we FOUGHT THEM in WWII"

looool oh my sweet summer child.

The United States and the United Kingdom, etc. did not "fight Nazism" out of some sense of nobility. They didn't give two fucks about the Jewish people, or any of the other people being sent to those camps.

Nothing has changed.
Dobby stretches, sir.
What war did his generation win?
The war against all future generations re: housing, medical care, personal wealth, job protections, etc.
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