Harry Potter is a saga that needs no introduction! For more than twenty years, this franchise has brought together fans from all over the world. This was born in 2001 thanks to JK Rowling, the author of the books that inspired the films.
For years, the latter has been acclaimed by millions of Potterheads around the world. But for some time, JK Rowling has been at the bottom of the wave. Indeed, the author is at the heart of several controversies. In 2018, she was accused of transphobia after posting several comments on Twitter.
Not bending, JK Rowling continued its momentum. She then drew the wrath of millions of Internet users. Today, the author is a figure that divides both fans and actors in the saga.
Harry Melling speaks out
Actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson or even Rupert Grint spoke about the controversies surrounding JK Rowling. Recently, it was Harry Melling’s turn to speak. The actor known for having played Dudley Dursley confided in this subject in an interview with The Independent.
Harry Melling explained that he disagreed with JK Rowling’s comments. However, he indicated that he did not condemn the author.
“I can only speak for myself, and what I feel, for myself, is very simple, that transgender women are women and transgender men are men. »
“Everyone has the right to choose”
For Harry Melling, “every person has the right to choose who they are and to identify with what seems to them to be true to themselves”. The actor went on to say that he didn’t want to be at the heart of debates regarding JK Rowling. Harry Melling says he doesn’t want to point fingers at the author.
“I don’t think I’m the right spokesperson for this. But I believe that everyone has the right to choose,” he concludes.
Unlike Harry Melling, Emma Watson did not hesitate to condemn the statements of JK Rowling. According to her, “trans people deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they are not who they say they are”.
However, despite all the criticism made of him, JK Rowling persists and signs.