Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has spoken out in defence of JK Rowling after the Harry Potter writer was accused of being transphobic. Rowling has continuously come under fire for her controversial views on gender identity, although she denies being transphobic.
The row was rekindled this week when it was revealed that her new book, ‘Troubled Blood’, features a “transvestite serial killer”, but Coltrane, 70, who played gamekeeper Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has suggested people are too easily offended and said he does not find her views offensive, according to ‘Daily Mail’.
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’.”
Coltrane said he did not want to go further because, “I don't want to get involved in all of that because of all the hate mail and all that s***, which I don't need at my time of life”.
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