Robbie Coltrane Controversy: An Analysis of Robbie Coltrane’s Contentious Views on J.K. Rowling
Author of the Robbie Coltrane “Harry Potter” series J.K. Rowling has used social media and her personal blog since 2020 to discuss her opinions on gender and sex, including her defense of a divisive British tax expert. They lost their job because they said guys couldn’t have their breasts removed and become ladies.
through the medium of Glamor. Rowling received anger from the LGBTQ+ community after she said that transgender women are not real women because they do not have the same biology as those born with female genitalia. She was called a TERF, or Trans Exclusive Radical Feminist.
Meanwhile, Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, said his detractors are “hoping to be insulted.” When asked if what she said was offensive, a source told Radio Times (via Well-Informed Person) that they didn’t find it to be. For whatever reason, the entire next generation is just hanging out on Twitter to get outraged. Without us, they couldn’t have won the war, could they?
According to Entertainment Weekly, however, the cast of “Harry Potter,” including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, and Noma Dumezweni, all spoke out against her statements. Eddie Redmayne, star of “Fantastic Beats,” told Variety I’ve worked with J.K. Rowling and members of the trans community, so I feel obligated to state unequivocally where I stand. Contrary to what Jo has said, I think she is wrong.
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