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.
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.
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.