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“They should let her have her opinions”: Helena Bonham Carter is Not a Fan of Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe Protesting Against J.K. Rowling to Protect Their Fanbase

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J.K. Rowling has publicly expressed her opinions on the transgender community one too many times, and each time she ends up making Harry Potter fans hide out of shame. Regardless of the criticism she has been receiving for her views, she also has a lot of supporters who don’t see her in the wrong.

It may have been liberating to have taken the weight off her shoulder and spoken her mind about trans rights and the transgender community for Rowling. But it backfired on her, as two of the cast members of the Harry Potter franchise have publicly called her out. However, Helena Bonham Carter sees no problem with her words at all.

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Helena Bonham Carter Defends J.K. Rowling’s ‘Transphobic’ Views

Following J.K. Rowling‘s transphobic tweets and the release of a lengthy 3000+ words book from the 57-year-old detailing her opinion in 2019 and 2020, prominent cast members of the Harry Potter franchise condemned her views and called her out as well.

This includes the likes of Emma Watson and even the actor who plays the titular character, Daniel Radcliffe-

Radcliffe even wrote a little essay speaking out in support of trans rights, eventually coming to the point where he condemns Rowling’s controversial statements and apologizes to the transgender community for the comments she made. However, there is one among a few actors from the franchise who stand firm in their support for the author.

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If it has been fazed out of your memory, Helena Bonham Carter played Bellatrix Lestrange in the movie franchise based on Rowling’s fantasy novel series.

Carter has joined the list of actors from the Harry Potter movie franchise to come to the defense of Rowling after she publicly expressed her opinions on trans rights and the transgender community. She will be joining Robbie Coltrane (who plays Hagrid) and Brian Cox (who plays Mad-Eye Moody) in the frontline of Rowling’s celebrity allies.

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During a recent interview with London’s Sunday Times Magazine, the 56-year-old Fight Club star criticized the backlash Rowling had been receiving as of late, stating-

“It’s horrendous, a load of bollocks. I think she has been hounded. It’s been taken to the extreme, the judgmentalism of people. She’s allowed her opinion, particularly if she’s suffered abuse.”

She further addresses the backlash Rowling received from the cast members of the Harry Potter franchise-

“I feel they should let her have her opinions, but I think they’re very aware of protecting their own fan base and their generation. It’s hard. One thing with the fame game is that there’s an etiquette that comes with it; I don’t agree with talking about other famous people.”

The last line is quite contradictory because she’s literally doing the same thing!

Also Read: “I wanted them to know that not everybody felt that way”: Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Why He Went Against J.K. Rowling Despite Owing His Career to Harry Potter Author

Helena Bonham Carter’s Defense Of J.K. Rowling Attracts Fan Backlash

Helena Bonham Carter may have dug her heels deep into the ground by publicly expressing her support for J.K. Rowling’s transphobic statements and views, and her fans, or even Harry Potter fans, aren’t that happy about it.

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Following the release of her interview with London’s Sunday Times Magazine, fans on Twitter have publicly called her out for defending two controversial celebrities at the same time, and the other one’s Johnny Depp! –

She needs to think long and hard-

Quite contradictory-

Wake up! –

She’s hit two birds with one stone-

What lies ahead for Carter? It’s probably a substantial decrease in the number of roles in movies from production companies that do not want to associate with transphobe enablers!

Source: Twitter

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.