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‘This is cult like behavior’: Harry Potter Fans Slam Trans Activists for Celebrating Robbie Coltrane’s Death Because He Supported J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling and Hagrid

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.

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Robbie Coltrane

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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.

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Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid

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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.

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Robbie Coltrane and J.K. Rowling

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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-

This user advises the activists to touch grass-

Too bold? –

Calling them out-

This user is questioning them-

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.

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.