Robbie Coltrane’s unexpected passing has been quite a depressing source of news for the entertainment industry, let alone for Harry Potter fans. His death, however, has resurfaced an issue that has been the bone of contention among fans of the fantasy series, and it got a bit ugly.
For those who do not know, J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels has been the subject of criticism from the LGBTQ community who criticize her for being openly transphobic. This issue has now been brought up again because one of Rowling’s staunch supporters of her opinion was Coltrane himself, further dividing the fanbase.
Here’s Why Robbie Coltrane Is Vilified By The Trans Community.
The death of Robbie Coltrane has saddened many in the acting industry, and of course, it does, he was a legendary actor. The Cracker star, who was 72 at the time of his death, was a prominent figure in the movie industry- securing roles in the Bond franchise and being a part of numerous popular British TV shows.
But the late actor is not without his controversies. When J.K. Rowling was accused of transphobia by trans activists back in 2019, the Hagrid actor was staunchly supporting the 57-year-old’s comments saying-
“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.'”
These words have added a bad name to Robbie Coltrane’s reputation, and he’s been rejected by the trans community and accused of being a transphobic/ transphobe ever since.
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Trans Activists Celebrate Death Of Robbie Coltrane
The death of Robbie Coltrane is truly saddening, but the trans community as we have explained above have not taken too well to Coltrane’s alliance with J.K. Rowling amid accusations against her of being transphobic.
Instead, they’ve taken a keen interest in being online on Twitter to troll and rejoice upon hearing the news of Coltrane’s death, and Harry Potter fans are calling them out-
Trans actvists are celebrating the death of Robbie Coltrane because he supported JK Rowling.
Calling Hagrid a transphobic bigot that should "rest in piss." These people are vile. pic.twitter.com/Un9nSeIytA
— Dataracer (@Dataracer117) October 14, 2022
This user advises the activists to touch grass-
I really hope most of those accounts are just high school kids because most normal adults grow out of "I hate this person because they're friends with someone I don't like" mentality.
If not, they need to socialize so they can get some actual enemies that aren't online only.
— Pimp Master Broda (@PimpMasterYoda1) October 14, 2022
Too bold? –
And they wonder why nobody respect them…
— Leonardo Marques (@euoleomarques) October 14, 2022
Calling them out-
They always do this when someone dies. They are boringly predictable.
— The Bugle Daily (@TheBugleDaily1) October 14, 2022
This user is questioning them-
Do any of them preach "be kind"?
— Narkle (@Schmarkle) October 15, 2022
Harry Potter fans have been defending J.K. Rowling ever since she publicly expressed her opinions about the transgender community. Maybe it was too soon to run a parade over Robbie Coltrane’s death, which we believe was totally unnecessary.