J.K. Rowling, the author of the world-wide bestselling Harry Potter series, has been in hot water with liberals for insisting a person’s sex is biological. Rowling has been called “transphobic” and labeled a T.E.R.F. (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist) by those who want her canceled.
Ralph Fiennes, the actor who played villain Lord Voldemort in the movies, says he finds the hate people have toward Rowling “disturbing.” In an interview with The Telegraph, Fiennes said “I can’t understand the vitriol directed at her,” and worried about the lack of respect for people with different viewpoints.
He also finds it troubling that classic plays and theater may be next on the cancel culture list.
“I get worried if it’s decided that certain classical plays are irrelevant,” Fiennes said. “I think often there’s a superficial reading – Restoration drama is ‘colonialist, hierarchical, quasi racist’. But they’re just plays. You can turn them on their head. The danger is of labelling stuff. These texts are there – so pull the humanity out of them, pull out the stuff that’s relevant. If you’re going ‘it doesn’t tick these boxes’, you’re lowering the portcullis of judgement before you’ve even got into the room with it. I think that’s troubling.”
Rowling has angered extreme leftists so much, that many now think people who wear Harry Potter memorabilia or list their Hogwarts houses in their social media bios should be blocked.
Rowling told Good Housekeeping:
I believe everybody should be free to live a life that is authentic to them, and that they should be safe to do so. I also believe that we need a more nuanced conversation around women’s rights and around the huge increase in numbers of girls and young women who are seeking to transition.
“Some of the most heartbreaking letters I’ve received have been from young women who regret the irreversible surgeries they’ve undertaken. These stories need to be told.”