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“Don’t like the way she’s been treated”: After Hatred From Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, JK Rowling Gets Rare Support From Brian Cox Over Anti-trans Controversy

"Don't like the way she's been treated": After Hatred From Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, JK Rowling Gets Rare Support From Brian Cox Over Anti-trans Controversy

If there were ever a word to single-handedly describe Brian Cox’s recently published memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat, it would be “rabble-rouser”. The Succession actor does not flinch, and he certainly does not hold back when lending his endless volley of critique and information about his fellows within and outside the industry.

As if a student of the society around him, Cox manages to pick out almost every person he has ever encountered (and a few he hasn’t) to deliver an intoxicating purview into their lives, experiences, character peeves, and what seems to him like objectionable shortcomings. But beyond the various many that he has pointed out in his book, Harry Potter author JK Rowling happens to be one personage who has gained his utmost vocal support outside the permanence of literary record.

Brian Cox in the HBO drama, Succession

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Brian Cox Lends His Opinion on the JK Rowling Controversy

While there seems to be a barrage of actors standing up against as well as in support of the Harry Potter literary series author, JK Rowling, Brian Cox has been one of the most prolific ones. Known for his fearlessly pithy criticisms all over, he has joined an expanding list of veteran A-listers by speaking up and speaking out against the opposition that the British author, JK Rowling, has faced ever since she vocally expressed some contentious transphobic opinions.

In an interview with Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg, the Succession star claimed:

“I don’t like the way she’s been treated, actually. I think she’s entitled to her opinion, she’s entitled to say what she feels. As a woman, she’s very much entitled to say what she feels about her own body. There’s nobody better to say that, as a woman. So, I do feel that people have been a bit high and mighty about their own attitude toward JK Rowling.”

JK Rowling
JK Rowling

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Earlier, Harry Potter franchise actors, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter had also spoken up in support of the author while franchise leads, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have vehemently criticized Rowling. Harry Melling (The Pale Blue Eye) has become the most recent partisan in the debate by publicly calling out Rowling on her divisive opinions.

Brian Cox is Making a Loud Noise With His New Memoir

The Scottish actor has recently made numerous headlines with his expose-style memoir, which plays the part of a critically active commentary on Hollywood partisans and celebrities beyond the industry, while simultaneously putting all of it within the context of his own experiences.

Brian Cox
Brian Cox

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In his book, Cox has accounted for celebrities ranging from the “meretricious” Quentin Tarantino to “a pain in the a**e” Edward Norton, the “crowd-pleasing farrago” of the awards season, and his opposition to playing the 45th President because “‘It’s such a bad script.’ There’s no dimension to it”. But perhaps the most risqué exposure is dealt when he shines the light on his encounter with Princess Margaret on his 23rd birthday and called out the British monarchy in the institution’s “bol*ocks” entirety.

Succession is available for streaming on iTunes and HBO Max.

Source: Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg (via Entertainment Weekly)

Written by Diya Majumdar

Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has more than 1300 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, along with an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists