Rowling Defended by Hagrid: He Said Trans Persons are “Waiting to be Offended”

Other Harry Potter cast members condemned Rowling’s transphobia. Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, stated he does not find it offensive.

The actor Robbie Coltrane, who portrayed Hagrid in the Harry Potter movie series, defended J.K. Rowling, the author of the original book series. And this may be his biggest slip-up so far.

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Many have been castigating Rowling all over the world due to her attacks on the transgender community, and other actors already denounced her transphobia, but Coltrane decided to defend the author instead. According to Robbie, trans persons are simply “waiting to be offended.”

70-year-old Coltrane mentions that this defense is absolutely “old man-ish”, but he thinks he is right in standing his ground.

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Rowling’s new book is due out this week. It is about two detectives who investigate a cold case involving a cisgender man wearing women’s clothes in order to kill females.


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  1. Ron M

    Everyone is upset about her new book having a Trans Serial Killer; yet there is silence about Silence of the Lambs – book and movie and the outrage seems to ignore that fact that yes there have been Trans Serial Killers, to the close minded this hypocrisy justifies their acts.
    I would recommend approaching this with intelligence and empathy. The goal is acceptance and understanding being LGBTQC is not somehow wrong. As we are seeing in the US election the Suburbia Soccer Moms have to be won over to change things- Same thing happened in the last fight for equality, SSM- attacking Rowling over her phobias is not the best way to do this. Let the book be published then factually destroy any falsehoods in it.