EntertainmentRowling clashes with David Tennant over trans rights and gender views

Rowling clashes with David Tennant over trans rights and gender views

J.K. Rowling hits out at David Tennant
J.K. Rowling hits out at David Tennant
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Magdalena Drozdek

1 July 2024 20:29

J.K. Rowling has often been criticised for holding transphobic views. The author of "Harry Potter" frequently engages in discussions with people holding more liberal views. She has already taken aim at Daniel Radcliffe and now targets David Tennant.

J.K. Rowling has been criticising those fighting against transphobia for years. The author of "Harry Potter" has been repeatedly called out by stars of the series, including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.

The writer has been accused of transphobia since at least 2018. A few years ago, she mocked the term "people who menstruate." She also defended a dismissed civil servant who had said that trans women, even after medical gender transition, are men. On another occasion, she outright stated that women who have transitioned are not women. Things became so unpleasant around Rowling that she was excluded from promoting a special programme commemorating the 20th anniversary of the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."

Rowling vs Tennant

The topic returns like a boomerang. David Tennant had a small role in the "Harry Potter" series. He played Barty Crouch Jr., one of the Death Eaters. He could be seen in "The Goblet of Fire." The actor has been in a relationship with Georgia Moffett since 2011; they have a son named Ty. The "Doctor Who" star has frequently supported the LGBTQ+ community, especially in the United Kingdom, his homeland. Tennant recently participated in the British LGBT Awards.

During interviews, he commented on recent statements by a British politician who said she would seek to ban transgender women from using women's restrooms and participating in women's sports. Tennant remarked that such individuals should "shut up." During the same event, he was also asked about other critics of the transgender community.

"It's a bunch of little whining f*****s who're on the wrong side of history and they'll all go away soon," he said.

As the saying goes, "strike while the iron is hot," J.K. Rowling commented. The writer, who mainly publishes her controversial opinions on Twitter, reposted the actor's words from her hit and added:

"This man is talking about rape survivors who want female-only care, the nurses currently suing their health trust for making them change in front of a man, girls and women losing sporting opportunities to males and female prisoners incarcerated with convicted sex offenders."

Rowling also added that Tennant is one of the "gender Taliban," acting according to political correctness.

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